System Engineer IV

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort Meade, MD

Job Description

*********Only Applicants with the required clearance level will be reviewed for these openings************

Location: Ft. Meade, MD

Clearance: TS/SCI, FSP


Clear Ridge is looking for a System Engineer IV. This System Engineer IV position supports the back-end of a next generation end user environment that combines a standard modern Windows based Desktop and Office Automation, with Unified Communications through a virtual environment.It brings improvements to desktop reliability, security, efficiency, and performance.With tools for creating, connecting, and collaborating, this environment allows managers, engineers, analysts, and other user groups to focus on their job, while this program provides the necessary IT support.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supports system deployments and infrastructure implementation
  • Experience with cloud/servers/network/storage implementation and support, along with VMWare experience.
  • Prepares documentation for infrastructure changes and participates in related meetings
  • Completes network monitoring and deployment reports and/or metrics as determined by the customer.
  • Most importantly, responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of a large comprehensive monitoring solution(physical & virtual), utilizing Nagios, Check_MK & Thruk.
  • Evaluate new monitoring and performance monitoring systems and advise the customer on which solutions meets their requirements.
  • Maintain configuration management of the monitoring infrastructure using automation tools such as ansible, chef and puppet.
  • Collaborate with Storage, Network and Server Engineers to ensure applications, network devices and systems(virtual and physical) are actively monitored.
  • Create custom scripts to monitor devices that do not have checks built into Nagios using shell scripts, perl and python
  • Responsible for designing, installing and maintaining the logging infrastructure for the customer, utilizing syslog-ng and rsyslog and making sure that those systems are forwarding the syslog data to the corporate repository for all long term logging of all data
  • Responsible for daily maintenance of all Linux servers to include patching/upgrading/troubleshooting issues and updating systems with security related CVEs.
  • Support firmware upgrades and facilitate the repair of physical servers in the infrastructure from multiple vendors(Dell, HP andOracle)
  • Support daily VMware operations by installing/upgrading/troubleshooting physical ESXi hosts and infrastructure virtual machines, building/maintaining/troubleshooting virtual machines related to down-line customer ticket requests.
  • Demonstrate initiative to move beyond status quo, i.e. Recommending improvements and ways to optimize systems


Required Skills:

  • Experience NAGIOS and the ability to provide productive changes and architectural guidance for the service in the future.
  • Good general experience with cloud/servers/network/storage
  • Linux as primary O/S skill, with Windows as secondary
  • Experience with VMWare
  • Experience with syslog, ansible, chef, and/or puppet


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the design, implementation, and maintenance of monitoring systems
  • Shell scripting, Perl & Python


Required Education and Experience:

  • Either a Doctorate plus 4 years ,OR Master’s plus 6 years, OR Bachelor’s plus 8 years, Associate’s plus 10 years, OR H.S./GED plus 12 years
  • One of the following DoD approved certifications is necessary to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position:
    • Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), CASP, GCIH, or GCED.
  • Must be available for on-call support.
  • Must be open to the possibility of travel (CONUS & OCONUS), anticipate less than 5%.


Additional Information

We have a unique approach to compensation and benefits.

Benefits Snapshot:

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Life Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military
  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend
  • Monthly Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend
  • Competitive 401k Matching
  • Annual Training Allotment
  • $5,000 Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses


*100% Fully-Covered means the employee does not pay a dime from their paycheck for these benefits.

Posted On: Sunday, November 25, 2018

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