IBM Senior System Engineer in HAMPTON, Virginia

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We out-think ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.The System Engineer Senior resource will primarily focus on Network and Linux engineering. The responsibilities include:

  • Monitors and manages system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency

  • Writes or modifies basic scripts to resolve performance problems and automate systems administration tasks

  • Manages and supports secure Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Performs or assists in troubleshooting and diagnosing production problems; corrects identified problems

  • Performs systems security administration functions, including creating user profiles and accounts

  • Provides monitoring and primary response and intervention for information technology related security incidents and violations

Work location - Ft. Eustis, VAThis position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance of US DoD Secret. The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies. BENEFITS Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.



CAREER GROWTH Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

    In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role. CORPORATE CITIZENSHIPWith an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!




  • Minimum of six years’ experience in the Information Technology field

  • 3 years recent (within last 2) experience in a DoD Enterprise Server Environment

  • Solid foundation (3 years) with troubleshooting both hardware and virtual Linux based computer systems

  • Currently hold CompTIA Security+ Certification or equivalent DoD 8570 baseline certification

  • Pass tests for Linux+ or Red Hat Administrator in the first three months of employment

  • Experience working in a VMware virtualized enterprise environment

  • 3 yrs experience in working with, analyzing, designing, configuring or troubleshooting Linux servers

  • 3 yrs experience in installing networks, hardware, exercising network security to include applying security patches, following security protocols and procedures, or maintaining network security

  • Experience in DoD security requirements and ensuring server compliance with DoD STIGS

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