DHA Corporate

Principal Systems Engineer II (Unix/Linux)

1 month ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Job Location
Pocatello, ID

Job Description

DHA Group, Inc. is looking for a Principal Systems Engineer II (Unix/Linux) with an active Top Secret Clearance to support a very dynamic customer in Pocatello, Idaho.



Principal Systems Engineer II (Unix/Linux)

The Contractor shall be responsible for the design, deployment, testing, certification, patching, addressing interoperability issues, not only of the base operating system, but for all support libraries, components and application dependencies.


Position requirements and duties of the Principal Systems Engineer II (Unix/Linux)


  • The Contractor shall serve as the advanced knowledge expert for all Linux environments.
  • The Contractor shall create and maintain bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate distribution of Linux and network configuration, using tools that include Satellite Server, Puppet and BigFix.
  • The Contractor shall provision/configure the required software onto servers, such as web servers and databases.
  • The Contractor shall evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the Linux infrastructure.
  • The Contractor shall monitor and correct critical server issues and process for failures and performance bottlenecks.
  • The Contractor shall manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
  • The Contractor shall possess excellent knowledge base in DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP, and integration with Windows to solve technical and functional issues.
  • The Contractor shall install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • The Contractor shall proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • The Contractor shall monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • The Contractor shall maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • The Contractor shall write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • The Contractor shall participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • The Contractor shall provide 4th level support.
  • The Contractor shall build new baselines with the appropriate security and access controls to include DISA STIGS and required security controls. Updated baselines will be required quarterly and new versions within 90 days of the manufacturer’s release to production and full DISA STIGS.
  • The Contractor shall engineer multi factor authentication between Linux environments and the enterprise Windows infrastructure components. The Contractor shall engineer solutions for baselines to operate in full standalone mode, domain mode, and fully integrated mode for all classification levels and enclaves.
  • The Contractor shall work with the developers to transition applications from one platform to another to include from physical to virtual and virtual to cloud.
  • The Contractor shall work with security components to resolve any security findings or vulnerabilities and apply fixes or updates as well as solutions to achieve closure.
  • The Contractor shall liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution

Experience/Education requirements for the Principal Systems Engineer III (Unix/Linux)

This position shall be filled with individuals that have a minimum of Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), a bachelor’s degree, and 6+ years of experience or Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCA) and, a bachelor’s degree preferred and 8 years required. Systems Engineer skill set with focus on Unix/Linux based systems such as Red Hat Linux, Solaris, SuSE, and CentOS.



About DHA:

DHA has been a trusted partner to the US Federal Government for 20+ years.  We are a vibrant, energized and fast growing company serving the agencies which protect our freedom and way of life.  Our mission focuses on the intelligence, law enforcement and defense communities.  DHA adds value to every customer we serve by providing the best solution, talent, expertise and experience specifically tailored to each customer’s need.  We are proud of the company’s culture which is results-oriented and based on kindness, caring and compassion for everyone we serve as a customer, employee or teaming partner.



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