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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