Nextonic Solutions is currently seeking an experienced Principal Linux System Engineer/Architect to join a growing infrastructure team supporting our federal client. The position is in North Bethesda, MD.
Set up and manage Linux systems, applications and environments and ensure those systems comply with Government security standards
Maintain High Availability infrastructure, ensuring security compliances and high-level performance while minimizing service interruption
Support Linux systems and associated storage environments on-prem and in the cloud by assisting in the Incident and request management process and by troubleshooting and resolving issues
Develop, implement, and maintain a secure Linux baseline from existing policies
Ensure all security support systems are working and up to date on all Linux builds (HBSS, FireEye, Splunk, etc.)
Follow established change management process for all system configuration changes
Support the process to develop and maintain system security plans, contingency plans, preparing Authority-to-Operate (ATO)/MOU packages.
Perform administrative functions related to monitoring, support, project activities, and capacity planning
Automate system patching, configuration management, and compliance auditing using, Ansible or other automated CM products
Create and maintain documentation for procedures, configurations, and programs
Ensure Linux servers adhere to NIST, NIH, and industry security standards
Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues with applications and services hosted on Linux systems
May be required to work nights and weekends to support operational activities
Provide guidance and direction to junior engineers
Other operational duties as assigned
Minimum 8 years of Linux Engineering experience
Minimum 8 years of experience working in a Production Support environment
Extensive knowledge in implementing NIST and Federal Security standards on-premise and cloud environments.
Experience implementing security tools such as Netsparker, HP Fortify, Splunk, and application patching for vulnerabilities.
At least one Industry-relevant certification is mandatory (Linux+, RHCSA, OCP, GCUX, etc.)
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to clearly communicate and the ability to work as part of a team.
Proficiency in business productivity tools, such as, Word, Excel, Power-Point, Visio, SharePoint, Teams, etc.
Robust understanding of IT practices, service management, governance frameworks, and industry standards (Ex: ITIL, ITSM, COBIT, ISO).
Ability to analyze complex data and present findings in a clear and easily understood manner.