Linux Systems Engineer

4 weeks ago
Job ID
Required Clearance
TS/SCI, obtainable with Polygraph within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



  • Must be comfortable with the full lifecycle of performing requirements analysis, requirements definition, functional analysis, system design, systems integration and test.
  • Must be proficient in Red Hat Enterprise Linux with in-depth knowledge of OS installation, security hardening and maintenance. Comfortable with working on physical and virtual (VMware) RHEL servers from scratch.
  • Able to deploy and integrate new applications that may be requested. 
  • Capable of learning new applications that run on Linux quickly for testing and deployment.
  • Administration and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 servers to include installation, configuration, optimization, backup & recovery.
  • Linux performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.
  • Familiar with fundamentals of Linux scripting languages for automation tasks and deployments.  Bash Shell, python & Kickstart technologies.
  • Integration & implementation of various services, LDAP, Samba, NFS, Bind, Apache, and other core technologies. 
  • Familiarity of configuration management.  Experience with Red Hat Satellite Server, puppet, chef or Ansible Tower.


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with software development using JAVA, RESTful services is a plus.
  • Comfortable with multilevel security systems, SELinux, and/or Cross Domain Solutions is a plus. Experience with Pitbull MLS is a big plus.
  • Experience with data orchestration software such as Apache NiFi or StreamSets is a plus.
  • Experience with distributed compute environments such as Hadoop is a plus.


  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, management information systems, computer science, a related specialized area or field is required
  • CISSP is a plus

Must meet DoD 8570 compliance

Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a Polygraph security clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Linux Systems Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



We need a self-motivated systems engineer that is passionate about and embarrasses new technologies while remaining security conscience and accustom to working on site with customers in a classified SCIF.


  • Willing to work alone on individual projects while being involved in larger projects as a team effort with minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer.
  • Enjoys designing and implementing COTS based solutions on single instances or across clustered devices.
  • Develop system security documentation on both new and deployed solutions.
  • Develop new system solutions for production while remaining on the Operations and Maintenance team for previous deployed systems.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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