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Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret SCI + Polygraph

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Suitability: No Suitability Required

Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family: Systems Engineering

Job Description:

GDIT is looking for a Linux Lead Engineer with a a strong technical performer experienced with configuring, installing, and maintaining Linux based communications systems. The candidate will be expected to provide leadership and technical expertise within a small team to solve diverse mission requirements. The candidate must support the entire lifecycle of solution developments from identifying technical needs, eliciting requirements from end users, implementing solutions compliant with program security concerns, acquiring equipment, writing effective documentation, obtaining approvals, training users, and maintaining the solution once deployed. Successful candidates are current on technology capabilities, security risks, and tracing exploitation. In addition, the candidate must maintain and troubleshoot all equipment and solutions implemented to ensure continued successful completion of project objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Proactively maintain and develop all Linux/ElasticSearch infrastructure technology to maintain a 24x7x365 uptime service
  • Engineer systems administration-related solutions for various project and operational needs
  • Employ best practices on managing systems and services across all environments
  • Fault finding, analysis and of logging information for reporting of performance exceptions
  • Proactively monitoring system performance and capacity planning
  • Manage, coordinate, and implement software upgrades, patches on servers and workstations
  • Create and modify scripts or applications to perform tasks
  • Provide input on ways to improve the stability, security, efficiency, and scalability of the environment
  • Collaborate with team members to develop automation strategies and deployment processes

Skills and Qualifications
  • Ability to build and optimize Linux servers
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis on external and internal processes and data to identify opportunities for improvement and answer questions
  • Excellent analytic skills associated with troubleshoot Linux systems
  • Experience performing configuration management (e.g., package installation, starting of services, installing scripts or config files)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as code

Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, informatics, statistics, or computer science/software engineering
  • Minimum of five years of experience using some of the below software and tools:
    • In depth knowledge of Linux: RedHat, CentOS, etc.
    • Experience with ElasticSearch
    • Experiences using Puppet, Ansible, and/or Chef
    • Experience with Terraform and auto-deploy software
    • Hands on experience with MySQL, Elastic search
    • Familiarity with VMware and AWS platforms
    • Expert in Shell and/or Python scripting
    • Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP and SNMP
    • Additional Linux certifications (RHCT, RHCE and LPIC) will be considered an advantage
    • Strong problem solving and communication skills


Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Travel Required: None

T elecommuting Options: Onsite

Work Location: USA VA McLean

Additional Work Locations:

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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