Lead Systems Engineer

    • Rockville, MD

Role Summary

As a Lead Systems Engineer, will help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure.

What Will You Be Engaged In Day-To-Day?

  • Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure.
  • Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
  • Monitoring and testing application performance for potential bottlenecks, identifying possible solutions, and working with developers to implement those fixes.
  • Maintaining security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
  • Writing and maintaining custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Participating in the design of information and operational support systems.
  • Serving as liaison with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 

What Qualifications Will Help You Succeed?

  • BS degree in a computer discipline, plus a minimum of 8+ years of experience in database development or equivalent certifications and appropriate years of experience.  Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments.
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g., Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX).
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in AWS.
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Virtual Box).
  • Experience with monitoring systems.
  • Experience with automation software (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef).
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python).
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP).


Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.


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