• JSP EMS - Sr. Network Management Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    Bachelor's Degree
    Security+CE, ITIL Foundations a plus
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
    IAT 2
  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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    Standard Job Description

    • Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains enterprise-wide solutions to total system or subsystems using internally created and/or off the shelf products.
    • Establishes functional and technical specifications and standards, solves hardware/software interface problems, defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system or subsystem.


    Specific Job Description

    • Perform daily Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system administration functions.
    • Manage the Remedy queue and address incident tickets in order of receipt.
    • Candidate must be proficient in Linux/UNIX.
    • Candidate must be well versed with the operation of network devices and have a thorough understanding of TCP/IP, SNMP and Syslog.
    • Candidate must be in compliance with DOD 8570 training and certification requirements.


    Typical Minimums

    • Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 15 years or more of relevant professional experience; Considered an expert, authority in discipline.

    Required skill

    • Candidate must have strong Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system administration skills.
    • Skilled in PERL/Shell scripting.
    • A solid understanding of SNMP, Syslog, RMAN, and other messaging and agent facilities.
    • Must be experienced with administering applications with high availability, redundancy, and survivability.
    • Well versed with the operation of network devices and have a thorough understanding of TCP/IP, Syslog, and SNMP.
    • Must be in compliance with DOD 8570 training and certification. 

    Desired skills

    • Specialized experience administering: Enterprise Management Tools and supporting applications and databases, including: Splunk, Apache, Java, Oracle and mySQL.
    • Strong UNIX shell and/or PERL scripting skills.
    • Good verbal and written communications skills are a must. Our engineers are expected to be able to communicate clearly and with technical accuracy, design principles, and technical proposals.
    • Good understanding of industry standards and best practices i.e., Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), ITU-T Telecommunications Management Network (TMN), and others is desired.
    • A solid foundation in networking concepts, i.e., routing, switching, IP addressing (IPv4, IPv6), and Internet routing protocols, is desired.



    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  



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