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Parsons Corporation Linux Systems Engineer in Linthicum, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Are you ready to be part of a cutting edge cybersecurity project that will make a huge impact on the security of DOD/Intel community? If you're interested in leveraging your intelligence / system engineering skills to gather, distill, and provide critical insights into cybersecurity vulnerability assessments of mission-critical government systems, then we have the ideal role for you to start your new career path at Parsons!


  • Direct the daily operations of the employees with a focus on productivity & efficiency.

  • Interact with customer on a daily basis to provide updates on current and upcoming tasking.

  • Build, configure and maintain Linux servers in a production environment.

  • Configure and support Linux CentOS systems to include passive and active sensors.

  • Install, troubleshoot, and manage a variety of analyst applications that may include Bro/Zeek, Snort, Netsniff-ng, Splunk and NiFi.

  • Utilize configuration management tools such as puppet, ansible, chef, etc.

  • Analyze system logs and identify potential issues.

  • Develop, maintain, and contribute to a knowledge repository.

  • Answer technical queries and assist developers and end users.

  • Install and configure infrastructure applications and support integration within a critical application environment.

  • Deliver reports to the customer as required by the contract.

  • Support deployment of new system installations to include optional CONUS and OCONUS travel.


  • HS Diploma and seven (7) years of general experience in network administration OR a bachelor's degree (in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related discipline) and five (5) years of experience

  • IAT Level II Baseline Certification (Sec+, GSEC, CCNA Security, etc.)

  • Active clearance: TS/SCI w/ Polygraph

Preferred / Desired Qualifications:

  • Redhat Certified Systems Administrator preferred.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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 all applicable laws.