• JRSS JMS - Operations Support

    Job Locations US-MD-Ft. Meade
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    Bachelor's Degree
    Sec+ or CISSP, Linux+, RHCA, RHCE, RHCSA, GCUX
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
    IAT 2
  • Overview

    SMS is seeking a Linux System Engineer to support our DISA Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) team in Ft. Meade MD. We are presently hiring several resources across three locations: Ft Meade, MD; Montgomery AL and Scott AFB IL. You must hold an active Secret Clearance to qualify.


    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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    In this role you will:

    Support the development, testing, deployment, documentation and maintenance of the Linux infrastructure within the JRSS architecture.
    Provide tier 2/3 operations support for JRSS Linux systems.
    Implement, test and evaluate upgrades, perform patching, STIG'ing, and troubleshoot system issues.
    Support the design, development, test, and deployment of the JRSS Linux based systems as required for new or upgraded functionality.
    Develop documentation as required to operationalize new or updated capabilities. Deploy systems into production.



    Requires BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience. Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
    You must hold an active DOD Secret Clearance and ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance based on the customer's requirement.
    You must hold current IAT II 8570 certification or higher (Security+ce, CISSP)


    Required Qualifications

    Very good understanding of Linux Server design, configuration and administration
    Scripting experience
    Significant experience administering Linux servers
    Experience with Puppet
    Experience with NFS, NTP, Syslog, RHEL Linux, Satellite
    Experience with DISA STIGs


    Preferred Qualifications
    Experience with Active Directory and LDAP
    Good understanding of Linux internals (system calls, file systems, processes, etc.)
    Ability to write scripts to complete repetitive tasks using open source programming languages such as Shell script Python, Bash, Ruby, and/or Perl
    Familiarity with RDBM systems such as Oracle
    Virtualization technologies including RHEV, VMware, vSphere, or Citrix Xenserver
    Good understanding of ports and protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, SSH, NFS)
    Experience with network storage such as SAN and NAS, specifically HP and EMC products


    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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