• Platform Engineer

    Job Location US-MD-Annapolis Junction
  • Overview

    ASRC Federal - Vistronix is a national security solutions provider specializing in transforming big and complex data sets into mission critical intelligence.  Ingesting, processing, and exploiting Big Data is at the core of everything we do: Cyber & SIGINT Operations, C4ISR & Multi-INT Processing, and Enterprise & Open Source Analysis.  As a national security middleweight, we have a passion for our customers' mission and value ingenuity, agility, speed, and the ability to think and deliver at scale.  For more information, visit www.vistronix.com.


    ASRC Federal - Vistronix is currently seeking an experienced Platform Engineer for a role on one of our subcontracts.  This full time position affords the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an engaging, high-tech development environment, working with an excellent team and customer base. 


    Platform Engineer to perform datacenter sustainment, physical and virtual server deployment and configuration management in support of an enterprise middleware solution.  The selected candidate will design and automate both initial provisioning and follow-on updates to deployable and on-campus datacenters.  Activities will include racking and provisioning servers and networking equipment, instituting automated configuration management control and documentation of developed software and hardware configurations.  The candidate will provide implementation support for migration to and configuration of new datacenters (servers, firewalls, KVM and VMWare Virtual Machines, routers, switches, SAN devices) and provide maintenance and security patches to all deployed devices.  The candidate will also support lab-based hardware/servers that host middleware solutions, to include loading and maintaining operating systems and application software.


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in computer engineering or in a field related to the computer engineering or computer science disciplines.
    • 5 years Platform Engineering experience.  An additional 4+ years of Platform Engineering experience may be substituted for the degree for a total of 9 years.

    Critical Skills:

    • Recent experience with configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting RHEL and/or CentOS systems on bare-metal hardware and virtualized environments
    • 4 years as a Linux system administrator in a medium to large enterprise environment
    • Experience with Red Hat Linux, VMware ESX, Citrix and MS Server 2008
    • Experience with VMware ESX and KVM virtualization technologies
    • Ability to work independently to triage issues and prioritize tasks
    • Able to clearly communicate ideas, issues and status updates to management and other team members
    • Technical writing skills

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience with SAN/NAS from multiple vendors including Oracle, NetApp and Dell
    • Experience with implementing controlled management of distributed datacenters, to include versioning of OS and application software
    • Experience creating an environment for and utilizing cvs/subversion for version control
    • Knowledgeable in datacenter automation and scripting with Puppet
    • Experience building, deploying and maintaining RPM packages
    • Proficient in creating and improving shell scripts
    • Experience with RHCS and PCS clustering technologies
    • Experience with Cisco networking equipment and Sidewinder firewalls
    • Experience with Windows and Active Directory
    • MCSE certified
    • CCNA or CCNP certified

    This position requires an active Security Clearance.


    Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


    ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.


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