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Senior Systems Engineer ( R-00053921 )


Systems Engineer



Aberdeen, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

As a Senior Computer Systems Engineer, you will provide Systems Engineering technical expertise to C5ISR Center Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch (SBNAB) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Security Operations Center (SOC). Beyond advising and guiding technical matters, you are tasked with driving implementation and adoption of new tools, research, capabilities, frameworks, and methodologies while ensuring those already in use are implemented, utilized properly, and improved. You are expected to assist in planning, implementing, and supporting local and wide-area infrastructure and network solutions between multiple platforms. This position is located at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD and requires an active Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage / Lead planning and implementation of Linux based security solutions across a variety of networks and environments.

  • Work within a team supporting a technical project planning environment.

  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, and network issues and coordinate with vendors for installation of such items as servers and switches.

  • Monitor all activities of the network facilities and ensures high system availability

  • Provide technical support in all customer interaction situations, including receipt of specifications, design, test, and response to service requests.

  • Debug and test network, infrastructure and system inter-operability

  • Provide initial implementation support of subscriber hardware to assure proper execution

  • Provide resolution for system failures or degradations

  • Provide RMF and accreditation efforts

  • Support projects and provide or maintain documentation as required

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.

  • Relevant experience should include 8+ years of the following:

- Systems administration and network operations

- Supporting a classified network, configuring/maintaining routers/switches/firewalls

- Cybersecurity and privacy principles used to manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data

- Working knowledge of defense-in-depth principles, network/HW/SW security architecture, network topology, IT device integrity, and common security elements, ITIL framework and best practices

- Developing and maintaining technical documents, analyses, and reports

  • Must possess an active Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • DoD 8570 Compliant IAT Level III and CSSP Infrastructure Support Certifications such as RHCA, RHCE, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC Security+ CE, CND, SSCP, CEH

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with DoD and classified networks

  • Experience with RMF

  • Experience designing and managing high-availability services

  • Experience with enterprises to include LINUX and cloud technologies

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-pasted environment and to work independently



External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Systems Engineering

Pay Range: