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DevOps Systems Engineer ( R-00074184 )


DevOps Engineer



Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is looking for an DevOps Systems Engineer with strong hands-on knowledge with the management and oversight of infrastructure to join our Cybersecurity Intelligence & Response Team (CSIRT). The Operations Systems Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the enterprise information technology systems; both internal and customer-facing. Duties include monitoring, maintaining, provisioning, and resolving infrastructure issues within both cloud and physical environments, and supporting disaster recovery & security initiatives.

The Operations Systems Engineer will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues to maximize the benefit of infrastructure systems investments. This role will be part of a team of skilled and dedicated individuals that support our tool sets and the associated development and QA environments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, monitor, and troubleshoot existing server infrastructure and datacenter hardware.
  • Administer Microsoft Server & Linux OS & associated services stack.
  • Evaluate and recommend infrastructure improvements.
  • Research, develop, and implement solutions to help monitor systems, improve performance, optimize, and reduce potential outages with emphasis on being proactive.
  • Act as liaison with other cross-functional groups and management personnel to ensure accuracy and timeliness of production, and non-production activities.
  • Responsible for infrastructure hardware, cloud assets, software, maintenance, and procurement.
  • Actively participate with development, maintenance, and validation of the disaster recovery plan.
  • Actively contribute to security evaluations and stay current on threat landscape.
  • Monitor system resources & services to include backups, disk consumption, memory, & CPU capacity.
  • Ensure issue resolutions are communicated, and expectations met in a timely and effective manner.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of experience in Information Technology. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Availability to work on-call schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Qualifications
  • Expert understanding of Microsoft OS & Linux based environments & associated services.
  • High-level understanding of AWS cloud computing technology.
  • High-level understanding of enterprise storage and networking fundamentals.
  • Understanding of SQL Server administration, maintenance & management.
  • Understanding of ElasticSearch maintenance and management.
  • Scripting & automation experience (PowerShell & Bash).
  • Attention to detail, ability to both follow and/or provide written or verbal instructions without error.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise with centOS and Ubuntu custom developed packages and modules
  • Automation tools like Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet
  • AWS and Azure expertise
  • Understanding of Network stack/routing and interconnectivity
  • Experience with large data stores such as SANS, DAS, and cloud storage
  • CI/CD a plus
  • Docker a plus
  • Python experience a plus

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