Sr. System Engineer - Linux (REMOTE) in Westminster, CO at Maximus

Date Posted: 11/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Senior Linux Engineer will provide leadership support and Tier 3 trouble resolution for the Maximus Federal Operations Center. This position will be responsible for the complete system life cycle of all Linux based systems within the infrastructure including but not limited to RHEL, CentOS, and Debian as well as all tools associated with these devices. This position will require the ability to provide leadership, mentorship and training to all junior personnel. This position is a hands-on role that requires exceptional design, implementation, and migration planning and execution skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position as the Engineer will work with a variety of IT Subject Matter experts.

Project Specific Job Duties:
•Plan, Design, Implement, and Maintain the Linux environments for Maximus Federal and its Customers.
•Maintain high level security posture within the overall IaaS environment.
•Document response and resolution processes for team compliance; develop training content to educate junior staff
•Perform system analysis and create reports to display trends and overall statistics based on correlated security incidents and event data to produce monthly exception and management reports
•Act as a primary interface to business users for high level IT support issues
•Troubleshoot, resolve, and/or escalate software, hardware, security, and network issues
•Build automation and systems to maintain proper system hygiene and hardware lifecycle management.
•Mentor, train and provide direction to other members of the Maximus Federal IT team.
•Perform other duties as required.

Project Qualification Requirements:
•Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science,
Information Technology, or a related field. Equivalent experience considered in lieu
of degree
•RHCSA or RHCE preferred
•At least 8-10 years overall System engineering experience with at least 5 years focus on Linux
•Competent with AWS fundamentals
•Experience with DevOps tools, processes, and culture
•Experience with RH Satellite and Centrify
•Excellent troubleshooting skills and proven documentation methodology
•Working knowledge of service, networking and storage concepts
•Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and verbal
•Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with customers, senior-level personnel and
team members
•Ability to work well both independently and in teams
•Ability to multi-task and to prioritize rapidly-changing task assignments
•Experience working in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Additional preferred experience:
•Use of automation tools such as ansible, puppet, and chef strongly preferred
•Experience with Federal security best practices
•Working knowledge of virtualization technologies and shared infrastructure.
•Experience working in an ITIL environment


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the computer systems analysis, requirements analysis, modeling, configuration, monitoring and support for mission-critical applications supporting enrollment and call center operations.
- Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability. Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs.
- Provide 3rd level support for operations to resolve critical issues quickly. This may include occasional off-hours and weekend work and periodic on-call support.
- Provide training and mentoring to others to help them be successful in a system support role.
- Lead the monitoring and testing of application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.
- Create and maintain documentation including standard operating procedures, work instructions, system diagrams.
- Work closely with business and systems analysts to define system requirements to meet both internal and external customer needs.
- Drive system improvements that optimize the quality, performance, and growth metrics for the enrollment and call center operations.
- Facilitate and oversee meetings with the testing and QA teams to formulate test strategies, test plans, and test cases particularly for load/stress testing scenarios.
- Provide status updates to manager, and project manager on project progress, challenges, issues, and end-user satisfaction.
- Research and recommend innovative and automated approaches for system administration tasks.
- Write and maintain custom scripts to increase efficiency and reduce effort for maintenance, monitoring and trouble-shooting tasks.
- Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Requirements:
- Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.
- Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
- Exercises judgement in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
- Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
- Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel as a team lead.

MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
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