Superlative Systems Engineer

Parsons   •  

Columbia, MD

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 166 days ago

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  • Build and maintain networks consisting of a mix of physical and virtual equipment.
  • Configure and administer next generation firewalls (e.g. Palo Alto, McAfee) and suggest new rules, routines, and indicators of compromise.
  • Build and maintain complex Linux systems running CentOS and hardened to meet operational standards
  • Enable orchestration and automation of the entire system from start to maintenance through Puppet, Kickstart, and Bash/Python scripts.
  • Troubleshoot systems and networks to maintain efficiency and uptime.
  • Create and update health and status monitoring solutions to always know weak points.
  • Set up or assist with Microsoft environments (e.g. Group Policy, Active Directory), container technologies like Docker, and Gluster/libvirt Linux knowledge/abilities.
  • Support cyber ranges consisting of 100s to 1000s of Windows VMs using open source and commercial software.
  • Exercise infrastructures primarily using VMware products.
  • Lead network engineering efforts through subject matter expertise.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to solve challenging problems, research new and effective solutions, and identify avenues for innovation


  • 12 years systems engineering experience; up to 6 years may be substituted for education (4 years for a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, an additional 2 years for a master's degree)
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) Certification
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance plus poly


  • Experience with Windows desktop and server operating systems
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with server hardware troubleshooting
  • Experience with PCAP and Netflow Data Collection
  • Experience with TCP/IP routing and switching
  • Experience with standard network services—DNS, DHCP, NTP, Syslog, etc.
  • Experience with VMware VSphere suite—ESXi, vCenter
  • Experience with Cisco routers and switches
  • Experience with Cisco DMVPN
  • Experience with ASA firewall with remote access VPN connections