Senior Linux/Windows System Engineer

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a Senior Linux/Windows System Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland. 
This candidate will hold a Top Secret clearance with polygraph. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

You will... 

  • Supporting infrastructure services comprised of Linux (70%) Windows (30%), Virtualization, Storage, Network, HW, and data center engineers who work as a team to deliver innovative and sustainable IT environments to our customers.  

  • Managing IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems in a virtual environment using VMWare, including installing and maintaining operating systems, configuring, and installing hardware/software utilizing monitoring technologies, troubleshooting, and sustaining the operational health of the infrastructure.  

  • Providing Tier 1 through Tier 3 problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of problems. 

  • Coordinating and partnering with various work centers, network engineers/administrators, and customer organizations in the execution of daily tasks. 


  • Ability to design, deploy, and administer virtualized platforms. 

  • Ten (10) years of systems engineering experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Engineering, Computer Science, Information Science, etc). 

  • Expertise working with VMWRE, Active Directory, Group Policy, File Servers, DHCP, shared storage and databases and Centrify 

  • In depth understanding of desktop and OS application interaction 

  • Software and Hardware configuration management 

  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot system outages 

  • System design analysis and consultation 

  • Knowledge and experience with Windows desktop, Operating Systems, and Serve OS 

  • Knowledge and experience with RHEL 

  • Familiar with System Security compliance (accreditation and certification) 

  • Ability to create automated processes through scripting using Python, PowerShell, etc. 

  • Expertise in patch management and deployment 


  • Experience in leadership roles. 

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills. 

Additional Information 

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun! 

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise: 

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering 

  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning 

  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training 

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles. 

Benefits Snapshot: 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance 

  • Unique Flexible PTO 

  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays 

  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc. 

  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement 

  • Free financial advising from qualified experts 

  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment 

  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals 

  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses 

  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events 

  • Access to our Company Swag Store 

Posted On: Friday, May 6, 2022

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