Polaris Alpha

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Field System Engineer

Field System Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - System Engineering
Security Clearance 
Required Top Secret/SCI
MacDill AFB, FL

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In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits:

• Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
• Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
• 401k plan, 4% gifted contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
• 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
• Education Assistance Program
• Relocation programs

Job Description

Polaris Alpha, a Parson’s Company provides cutting edge solutions development based on the latest advances in open software design and integration. The company is best known for not only understanding our customers' needs, but also consistently exceeding their expectations. Polaris Alpha develops sophisticated data visualization, event analysis, pattern detection, mission planning and mobile software using net centric and enterprise architectures. No job is too large or too small. This position is for a mid-level field system engineer supporting both Linux and Microsoft based workstations and servers in both virtual and physical environments. The candidate will perform system analysis on complex and emergent behavior systems that directly impact the operational user; identify and resolve issues that affect operational users; support the analysis of the physical and virtual architectures onsite and relentlessly improve system efficiency and effectiveness. The candidate will translate user requirements into system and operational architectures/requirements. The candidate must be able understand and support the customer’s network designs, configuration, system maintenance, system installation, and troubleshooting of web-based applications and their individual components in accordance with Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF). The candidate will be expected to understand and integrate hardware and software technologies, possess the ability to think critically, solve problems, and engineer solutions across multiple technologies.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Duties Include:
• Responsible for the diagnosis and correction of system infrastructure problems
• Optimize and monitor system performance
• Plan and coordinate system upgrades
• Conduct network connectivity maintenance and monitoring
• Conduct server maintenance and replication
• Manage the test server infrastructure
• Document CIDNE / WebTAS architectures in theater, to include replication, interfaces, and jobs
• Ensure IAVA security compliance maintenance and monitoring
• Determine the cause or source of problems reported to the helpdesk
• Determine external causes of problems
• Monitor web services

Required Skills

• Must be a US Citizen
• Candidate must have a current TS/SCI clearance
• Bachelor’s degree in technology related discipline or equivalent experience may be accepted in place of a degree.
• 4-6 years’ experience with Linux Operating Systems maintenance and troubleshooting
• 4-6 years’ experience with Microsoft Server Operating Systems maintenance and troubleshooting
• Experience in maintaining virtual environments
• Experience in software security vulnerability scanning, remediation, and reporting
• Security + Certification

Desired Skills

• Familiar with VMware, SQL, Mongo, PostgreSQL, Docker, and Rancher technologies/software
• Experience with Scaled Agile Software development methodology
• Experience with JIRA
• Experience with a wide variety of open source, service-oriented, enterprise frameworks and utilities

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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