COLSA Corporation Senior Windows/Linux Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Senior Windows/Linux Systems Engineer

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Job Description

Founded in 1980, COLSA Corporation’s team of cyber engineers, analysts and professionals across the US provide government customers with the latest and most sophisticated engineering, programmatic, and information technology services.

Centered at the core of its values, COLSA knows its people are its most valuable resource. In addition to receiving a competitive compensation package, our employees enjoy offerings such as flexible work schedules, paid time off, benefits that begin on the date of hire, recognition programs, tuition and certification assistance, and immediate vesting in our matching 401(k) plan. Our WE CARE Wellness program provides support and initiatives to empower employees and their families to live healthy, balanced lives and our Association of COLSA Employees (ACE) provides a fun way for employees and their families to come together in times of both celebration and need. We invite you to connect your talents with opportunity, and be a part of our “Family of Professionals,” in supporting cutting-edge initiatives related to our country’s national defense!Develops and applies advanced methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of advanced system/network requirements and problems.

Primary duties include a daily battle-rhythm of checks on both Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux systems and network communication devices to include patch management activities in both test and production environments. Will perform engineering analysis of current configuration and proposed configurations to ensure compatibility and Cyber Readiness within the overall system. Will assist in daily reviews of systems to ensure normal maintenance functions are performing properly as well as execution of daily/weekly system health checks/checklists.

Will apply experience with networking protocols and networking equipment. Will assist in managing a mix of Windows and RH Linux operating systems along with various NAS and SAN storage devices including, but not limited to, EMC ISILON and other specialty arrays.

Will be required to coordinate efforts with work center personnel to prevent mission critical test and production schedule impacts on lab systems and supporting infrastructure. Will also be required to assist with engineering support documents that represent proposed changes through the a Configuration Management process and Change Advisory Boards.

Primary duty hours fall between 0730 and 1630 (CT) with on-call and after-hours work required to assist with maintenance activities. May require limited travel.

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field such as information systems, engineering, etc or equivalent experience. * Minimum of eight years related experience. * Valid DoD Secret security clearance

  • Must have a DoD 8570 Level 1 certification at minimum

  • Must have experience managing Windows and LINUX servers/systems, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster practices.

  • Strong communication skills also required.

  • Working knowledge of desktop applications including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

*Applicant must be a self-starter requiring little or no supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desirable to have experience with system audit log reviews as well as continuous security monitoring using legacy LEM, HBSS, SCAP, and ACAS. Working knowledge of PKI, RSA, and other forms of multi-factor authentication.

  • Desired experience with Windows Server 2012/2016 file/system storage administration, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x, file system backup utilities, SCCM patch management and system auditing techniques.

  • Experience with Raid file system management, including Vtrak E830f and J630s Raid arrays, NAS and SAN techniques in support of Windows and Linux cluster computing and Network Backup Devices is desired.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job Location

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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