Parsons Corporation Linux Systems Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland

Linux Systems Engineer


Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

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If you are independent, self-motivated, a Jack-of-many-trades and a master at some, we need your help!We are hiring a Linux Engineer to help maintain, monitor and install network intrusion sensors for our customer around theworld. This is a very technical position with a lot of room for growth.

Our team has been developing a next generation sensor capability. We are in need of someone who can continue to help that development and be on-site with our customer to help deploy and build our sensor system as needed. You will be at the tip of the spear in day-to-day operations, helping to protect our nation from adversaries and strengthen our tool-set. You will also be working with top-notch engineers and incident responders bending Puppet, Kickstart and Linux to your will to enable mission successes.

Performance Objectives:

  • Write Puppet changes, adjust hiera and yaml and know our system inside and out within the first 6 months of employment

  • Know Linux well enough to pass an RHCSA or have an RHCSA already

  • Work with R10k, Puppet, and GiT and educate others on how to use them as needed

  • Learn the mission and understand team goals within the first 6 months to help steer our development

  • Rack-and-stack, network, and build the team system on the fly and with the customer

  • Through practice and team-training, learn Palo Alto well enough to support the customer and work with the customer's network team


  • Twelve years of experience; 3 years of leadership (bachelor's degree can be applied for 4 years credit; master's degree can be applied for 6 years credit)

  • 5+ years of virtualizationexperience

  • 3+ years of puppet experience

  • 5+ years of scriptingexperience (bash, perl, python, etc.)



  • Deep understanding of Intrusion Detection tools

  • Deep understanding of Network behavior and host behavior

  • Ability to create apps and manage apps in Splunk‚Äč

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.