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Senior Systems Engineer I - Secret Clearance x 2
Aurora, Colorado
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on April 9, 2020
Job Id #40081 Posted January 16, 2020


This engineer will be responsible for calculating and maintaining metrics related to platform releases and Defect Reporting (DR) as well as exercising CM controls to maintain and protect the baseline of a complex system. This system will be an operational system, currently in development. The candidate would monitor and assist in planning the work of others, coordinate fixes (Discrepancy Reports), working with a team to coordinate releases/upgrades. The overall project consists of several complex computer environments that form the backbone for the operational deployment of a critical, strategic national asset. The responsibilities of a design engineer include representing the service across the team. This position may require some on call support and overtime as well as limited (<10%) travel as required for installation and troubleshooting support.

 

Secret DoD security clearance is required. US Citizenship is required.


Candidate’s responsibilities would be:

  • Maintaining baseline (COTS & O/S) configurations in multiple server environments, as well as centrally managing the deployment of patches or rebuilds of various components (COTS) of the system
  • Coordinate and review the delivery of fixes through the program’s discrepancy resolution process. •Communicate with management risks and any issues involving performance, availability, or security.
  • Plan for future improvements and fixes while ensuring that any changes follow the Project’s change management processes.


Required skills:

  • Experience with complex computer systems.
  • Experience with the architecture or design of Infrastructure Service Software: either O/S installation and configuration (Lunix, Windows, ESXi) or COTS installation and configuration (e.g., monitoring, logging, scanning, Cyber, etc.).
  • Ability to prepare and present status, plans, and risks to management
  • General working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization
  • Understanding of Change Management processes - Version Control of software and applications using ClearCase and familiarity with DR’s, CR’s, and IR’s written with ClearQuest
  • The ability to effectively plan their own work and the work of others


Desired Skills:

  • Background in COTS product Installation
  • Experience with automation tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, software installation and configuration
  • Experience with DISA STIGs
  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux System Administration
  • Experience in matching system requirements (specific user or VM requirements) to compute capabilities (RAM, single-threaded speed, total throughput) and the knowledge and ability to select specific types of compute servers to meet those requirements.
  • Working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization
  • Experience with: firmware/drivers/troubleshooting/prototyping for non-Virtualized systems/issues •Background in Systems Operations environment supporting complex environment deployment and management activities
  • Experience with virtualization tools and cloud computing, either private (VMware, OpenStack) or public (AWS) Systems integration experience

Education Requirements:
Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with emphasis in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and 4+ years of related work experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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