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Jacobs Systems Engineer (Linux)- TS/SCI in Columbia, Maryland

Your Impact:

We are seeking a Linux Systems Engineer to join our team supporting our federal customer in Columbia, MD. We provide a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art solutions and hands-on assistance in designing, implementing, managing, and sustaining operations across various network environments for our customer.


  • Design, develop, evaluate and modify end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle

  • Responsible for effective design, implementation, operation, and maintenance and troubleshooting of the IT infrastructure; server and storage administration, virtualization, performance tuning, and backup and restore

  • Lead in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure and ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values

  • Analyze, diagnose and determine root cause of issues, test, communicate, and either resolve or escalate for resolution appropriately

  • Evaluate and/or recommend purchases of servers, peripheral equipment, and software

  • Conduct business needs assessments; analyzes costs; develops project plans for application projects; orders necessary equipment; install and/or coordinates installation and reconfigurations; then configure and test procedures and application(s)

  • Participate in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts

  • Develop test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements

Here’s what you’ll need :

Here’s What You Will Need:

  • Clearance Required: Active TS/SCI

  • 4+ years of experience operating in an engineering and operations environment with hands on experience in design and implementation of IT solutions

  • Strong working knowledge of Linux command line and various Linux operating systems

  • Experience with scripting languages, preferably Python

  • Experience administering and working within a virtualized environment

  • Experience working within classified enterprise networks

  • Experience working with ticketing systems (i.e. Jira, ServiceNow, etc)

  • Experience creating technical documentation to include diagrams, both logical and physical

  • Required IAT Certs : one or more of the following: CASP+ or CISSP

  • Required Vendor Cert: one or more of the following: Microsoft, VMWare, Cisco, Netapp, Pure Storage, HP, Dell, Linux+, RedHat (if not current, must be willing to achieve within 6 months of hire


  • Cloud experience

  • Python Scripting experience

  • Prior military experience

We provide an environment that fosters and supports innovation and valuing “outside-the-box” thinking to solve complex problems. There are several training opportunities for team members that want to learn new technologies and stay current with their technical skillset. We are a highly technical group and nurture growth, with a technical culture of cross-trained teammates with opportunities to develop additional skillsets.

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