Principal Systems Engineer III ( UNIX / Linux )


Arlington, VA

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 395 days ago


Kforce's client is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer III (Unix/Linux) in Rosslyn, VA. Responsibilities:

  • Engineer, design, install, implement, and configure systems, as well as provide ongoing support of the UNIX/Linux Infrastructure
  • Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for all Linux environments
  • Create and maintain bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate distribution and patch levels of Linux and network configuration, using tools that include Satellite Server, Puppet, and BigFix
  • Provision/configure required software onto servers, such as web servers and databases
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the Linux infrastructure
  • Monitor and correct critical server issues and create recovery processes for failures and performance bottlenecks
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Possess excellent knowledge base in DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP, and integration with Windows to solve technical or functional issues
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 4th level support


  • Bachelor's degreepreferred
  • Red Hat certified Engineer
  • 10+ years of experiencerequired

JobID: 1661307-AQG