Senior Linux Engineers (Purcellville)

Dark Horse Technologies, LLC in Purcellville, VA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Project And Product Manager
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Security Level: Active TS/SCI with full scope polygraph clearance

Location: Northern Virginia

Do you have a desire for technical excellence and passion for customer success? We are looking for Senior Linux Administrators to support a high profile integrated enterprise system solution at our customer site. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the customer mission.


The successful candidate will maintain and improve, as part of the existing Linux team, the Customers Linux environment. This includes responsibility for the operating system software and its successful integration with the hardware and applications software across the organization.

Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Planning, testing, installing, integrating, and maintaining new and upgraded versions of the relevant operating systems
  • Building and hardening Linux servers, and establishing configuration baselines
  • Applying all appropriate security and firmware patches in a timely manner, and assisting in creating, maintaining, and adhering to the organizations patch management plans
  • Developing test plans and procedures
  • Testing and integrating software and hardware
  • Managing operating system lifecycles
  • Establishing, developing, testing, staging, and operating environments
  • Designing interfaces to external systems
  • Researching and resolving operating system problems efficiently and accurately, while adhering to organizational standards and practices
  • Troubleshooting operating system problems, and collaborating with other teams (e.g. application development, network, etc.) to resolve problems across the organization
  • Providing technical support to other teams (e.g. application development, etc.) on requirements for integration into the operating system
  • Maintaining and updating documentation on the operating system configuration and all other areas of responsibility
  • Required Experience, Skills, & Technologies

  • Strong Linux administration experience
  • Experience working in an organization with complex, intertwined systems and data flows
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and communicating complex information technology documentation
  • Experience with domain account management, particularly via Centrify, LDAP, and Active Directory
  • Experience applying security patches in a Linux environment
  • Strong shell scripting experience
  • Puppet scripting experience
  • Ability to manage a large, complex server environment
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively and proactively across a large organization of dispersed teams
  • Desired Experience, Skills & Technologies

  • Strong Solaris administration experience
  • Solaris administration/engineering certification (e.g. SCSAS, etc.)

  • Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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