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Systems Engineer

The Swift Group is looking for a Systems Engineer to join an exciting mission oriented program.  The role is located on onsite in Herndon, VA and requires a TS/SCI with Poly clearance.

This role is focused on the implementation process and IT operations with focus on issues, and resolutions, including integration of computer systems and networks.  The Systems Engineer will support in a general perspective and larger concern with the organization's essential objectives. The precise role and accountability of the Systems Engineer may change from task to task based on the scope and complexity of the assignment and with different phases of a systems life cycle. This role will work in a team-based model, with a Team Lead and a Project Manager, and Systems Administrators as well as collaborate with other teams or service providers.  The Systems Engineer responsibilities will support servers and computer systems.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Puppet and Foreman within the customer Linux system cloud baseline infrastructure 
  • Provide technical guidance in software engineering techniques and automated support tools
  • Analyze functional business applications and design specifications for functional activities
  • Prepare required documentation (program-level and user-level)
  • Assist in establishing standards for information systems procedures
  • Perform technical evaluations and analysis
  • Support the customer in the development and maintenance of systems baseline
  • Assess server loads and work with technical leads to develop tuning recommendation

Required Qualifications:

  • 11+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience managing puppet in large complex cloud environments
  • Experience with Foreman database (e.g., PostGresSQL)
  • Experience with Linux including Red Hat and its derivatives (centOS, RHEL, RockyOS)
  • Experience in bash scripting and operating the Linux command line
  • BA/BS Degree
  • US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the following languages: Ruby, Python
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Oracle, and/or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with cloud computing, including PaaS, IaaS and SaaS
  • Experience with CaaS (e.g., Dockers, Kubernetes and OpenShift)​
  • MA/MS Degree

The Swift Groups is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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