Ref No.: 17-06534
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 11/22/2017
 Description:
  • Responsible for the engineering design, installation, implementation, and configuration as well as ongoing support of the Unix/Linux Infrastructure.
  • Create and maintain bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate distribution and patch levels of Linux and network configuration, using tools that include Satellite Server, Puppet and BigFix.
  • Provision/configure required software onto servers, such as web servers and databases.
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the Linux infrastructure.
  • Monitor and correct critical server issues and create recovery processes for failures and performance bottlenecks.
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
  • Possess excellent knowledge base in DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP, and integration with Windows to solve functional or technical issues.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.
  • Build new baselines with the appropriate security and access controls to include DISA STIGS and required security controls.
  • Engineer multi factor authentication between Linux environments and the enterprise Windows infrastructure components.
  • Engineer solutions for baselines to operate in full standalone mode, domain mode, and fully integrated mode for all classification levels and enclaves.
  • Work with the developers to transition applications from one platform to another to include from physical to virtual and virtual to cloud.
  • Work with security components to resolve any security findings or vulnerabilities and apply fixes or updates as well as solutions to achieve closure.
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
  • Ensure technical documentation exists for all systems and is kept up to date to include inventory and patch levels of all systems to include hostnames, property numbers, IP addresses, enclave, number of cores, number of processors, admin passwords, certificates, and service accounts on a monthly interval.
  • Integrate systems with Windows as it applies to authentication and core services dependencies such single sign-on and Active Directory. Engineer and implement solutions for multi factor authentication with FBI standardized software and hardware.
  • Document system configurations to include passwords, access controls, version number, and revision numbers, patch levels, and inventory to include hostnames, TCP/IP addresses, number of processors, and number of cores, memory, and license keys.
  • Continually transition knowledge to the staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices.
Additional Qualifications: 
  • Unix/Linux Certification preferred
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Systems Engineer skill set with focus on Unix based systems.