Principal Systems Engineer III (Unix/Linux) at ECS Corporate Services in Pocatello, Idaho

Posted in Other 8 days ago.





Job Description:

ECS is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer III (Unix/Linux) to work in our Pocatello, ID office. Please Note: This position is contingent upon contract award.


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

  • Engineer, design, install, implement, and configure systems as well as provide ongoing support of the Unix/Linux Infrastructure.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for all Linux environments.
  • Create and maintain bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate distribution and patch levels of Linux and network configuration, using tools that include Satellite Server, Ansible and BigFix.
  • Create API integration and automation scripts with the Python programming language.
  • Provision/configure required software onto servers, such as web servers and databases.
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the Linux infrastructure.
  • Monitor and correct server issues and create recovery processes for failures and performance bottlenecks.
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
  • Possess excellent knowledge base in DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP, and integration with Windows to solve technical or functional issues.
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability

Required Skills:


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have an active Top Secret Clearance with SCI-CI Poly eligibility
  • 10+ years directly related industry experience
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Desired skills:


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Systems Engineer skill set with focus on Unix based systems such as Red Hat Linux and Oracle Linux.
  • Automation using Ansible, Python, Perl, etc.
ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.




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