Polaris Alpha

  • Senior Systems Engineer

    Location APG Aberdeen, MD - Client Site
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Security Clearance
    Required Top Secret/SCI
  • Job Description

    Innovation is our key to staying ahead. We strive to put original ideas into practice.

    We are a workgroup that refuses to stand still. We value employees who share that outlook and enjoy developing new ideas and putting those innovations in place. Are you a person who embraces new ideas enthusiastically and who values being recognized and rewarded for being innovative? Are you committed to making improvements to stay ahead? We value that kind of thinking and support it. We also know that being innovative involves suggesting ideas that might not have been thought of previously. So we receptive to our employees when offer ideas that are outside of the expected. We truly believe that innovation is the key to success and risk avoidance can stifle innovation. If you are an innovative thinker, join us.

    We are a one-of-a-kind mid-tier government contractor provides leading-edge capabilities to three emerging warfighter domains critical to the future of national security: space, cyber, and the electromagnetic spectrum. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

    Polaris Alpha is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer who will be responsible for deploying and integrating scripts and recipes to automate Systems configurations and COTS configurations in complex server environments. These environments, a mix of servers, workstations, and custom hardware, provide the backbone for the operational system of a critical, strategic national asset. The environments also support product development, testing, and maintenance. The candidate would be responsible for implementation of automation recipes (Chef) and scripts (Ruby, PowerShell, Python and others) as part of an automated installation process. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have an engineering mindset, and be able to troubleshoot complex problems.

    Required Skills

    - 6+ years of relevant Infrastructure/IT experience related to system installation and configuration
    - Background in Systems Operations environment supporting complex environment deployment and management activities
    - Experience with automation tools such as Chef (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, software installation and configuration
    - Hands-on experience with virtualization tools and cloud computing, either private (VMware, OpenStack) or public (AWS)Systems integration experience - Ability to troubleshoot complex configuration problems or system issues - Experience with Windows or Linux System Administration
    - Strong scripting skills (i.e. PowerShell, Python, Ruby, bash, etc.)
    - Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and oral Desired Skills: - Experience with orchestration tools
    – Rundeck, VMware Orchestrator - Understanding of Infrastructure as Code and demonstrated implementation
    - Understanding of DevOps concepts
    - Experience with VMware– vCenter, ESXi, vSphere
    - Understanding of Change Management processes
    - Version Control of software and code - GIT, CVS
    - The ability to effectively plan their own work up and the work of others on the team
    Required Education: Bachelor Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering and 4 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience (technical Bachelor Degree = additional 8 years of related work experience)
    Position requires a a TS/SCI security clearance

    Joining Our Organization Is An Opportunity To Bring Your Creative Ingenuity To Work With You

    Our organization is a bevy full of innovative and creative people. Fresh and new ways of doing the job are encouraged and nurtured. We will listen to your new ideas on how we can meet the challenge of being successful. Your innovative approaches will not be put into a “suggestion box” that is never reviewed. You will find that we welcome your take on how we can improve and change.

    Parsons has been a leader, innovator, and change agent for 75 years. Over this period, our industry has undergone continual change and we have been, and continue to be, proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by change. The pace of adaptation of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and big data analytics in our markets offers Parsons exciting opportunities to solve complex challenges for our customers in new and different ways.

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