Systems Engineer

Herndon, VA 20171

Posted: 04/02/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -042024-18649 State: Virginia

Job Description

Systems Engineer

Location: Herndon, VA

Industry: Dept. of Defense

Salary: $110-$145k + STI

Employment Type: Direct Hire

Clearance: Active TS/SCI Required


  • Bachelor s degree preferred; high school diploma required.
  • 5+ years of applicable work experience
  • Security+ CE or equivalent IAT/IAM/IASAE Level 2 of DoD 8570.1 is required; CASP+ CE, and/or SSCP preferred.
  • Microsoft certifications are a plus.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in System Administration preferred.
  • Working experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8/9
  • Working experience with Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019/2022
  • Working experience with Hyper-V and VMWare Virtualization
  • Understanding of High Availability administration
  • Proficiency with SQL DB Administration
  • Technical skills and understanding of information systems, network protocols, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, log management, network behavior analysis, vulnerability scan tools and processes.
  • Ability to provide the proactive status of assigned work, ability to estimate the level of effort for future work and accomplish tasks with minimal guidance.
  • Critical thinking and ability to work in collaborative environment with multiple disciplines.
  • Understand patch compliance and system audit data.
  • Previous experience in IT System security and hardening a plus.
  • Must be a US Citizen due to Clearance requirements.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance


  • Provide Maintain health of laboratory applications and equipment, such as HPE Servers, Windows Servers, Linux Servers, Backup solutions, and applications.
  • Provide advanced Tier II support for two geographically separated network operations centers (NOCS).
  • Ensure systems are within Information Assurance standards by testing and implementing security updates, managing Group Policy Objects (GPO), conducting Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scans.
  • Knowledgeable in security requirements and techniques for protecting computer systems/networks from attacks, viruses, data tampering, unauthorized system entry, and other emerging threats.
  • Provide Tier II technical input in system installations, system administration, server infrastructure analysis and improvement
  • Troubleshoot, configure, maintain, and monitor Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server, Trellix ePO, MS SQL, RSA appliances, System Center Suite (SCOM/SCCM/SCVMM), Solarwinds, Veritas NetBackup, Unitrends Backup appliances, SharePoint, Remedy and Exchange servers before Tier III elevation.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to junior technicians
  • Interacts extensively with the internal engineering, support teams (FE/FOP), and equipment/software vendors to resolve problems.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Keywork Searchstring: Network Engineer, IT Systems Engineer, Lead, Information Technology, Sec+, Security+, DoD 8570, System Administrator, Systems Administration, CASP, CCNA, SSCP, Linux Engineering, Windows Admin, VMware Virtualization



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