Linux Systems Engineer | Bethesda Magazine

Linux Systems Engineer

SHINE Systems

Date posted: 02-19-19

Job description

Clearance: Active DoD SECRET Security Clearance Required 

In this position, you will work on multiple facets of the training systems that we design, develop, integrate, and install. You will operate within a fast-paced and dynamic environment, where you will take ownership of a variety of projects and shepherd them to their successful completion. You will be part of the team responsible for technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration, verification and validation, and fielding Linux based training systems.

Duties may include performing systems requirements analysis, trade studies, development of multi-processor Linux system network boot concepts, and technical leadership.

Required Skills:

  • Deep understanding of Linux concepts
  • Understanding of Linux kernel and operating system initialization
  • Fluent using the Linux CLI
  • Understanding of high availability systems
  • Highly organized
  • Solid technical writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task across projects

Desired Skills:

  • COTS hardware design and build, knowledge of latest CPU, memory, video trends and products
  • Cisco Network design, configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Detailed knowledge of BIOS and UEFI
  • Reverse engineering skills on Linux systems (OS and software/scripts)
  • Detailed Linux operating systems knowledge (build, configure, boot)
  • Red Hat Package Manager skills
  • Server provisioning via Cobbler, Foreman, Spacewalk, Katello, Stacki, Maas, Razor, etc.
  • Virtualization Technologies: KVM, QEMU, VMWare, Docker, puppet, Vagrant
  • Cluster System design and management (currently using Cisco UCS)
  • Linux Scripting, BASH and Python
  • Systems software skills for such things as: power management in large-scale systems and creating system services for systems monitoring and status
  • Knowledge of SONAR systems or Navy experience


  •  BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science, Math or the Sciences, Network Engineering, Systems Software, or equivalent job experience and 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Must possess demonstrable expertise in the Linux operating system (the majority of our products run on Enterprise Linux, either RHEL or CentOS) or Network engineering (specifically focused on Cisco products)
  • Must have a proven ability to identify, quantify, and solve complex technical problems


  • Technical certifications are desired but not required


  • Active Secret Clearance required
  • U.S. Citizenship required
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