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Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to the Air Force and DOD customers? If so, then look to join the Stellar Innovations and Solutions team! The selected applicant will become part of an existing team, in an environment that will challenge you, force you to continuously innovate, and work on solutions that make a difference. There is a future for you here to support highly visible and strategic programs at SIS! You will realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge in a dynamic and highly-technical working environment that believes our people make the company great and we put them first in decisions to promote from within, host team building events and support a work-life balance. If you love technology and want a career making a difference supporting meaningful Air Force and DOD programs than Stellar Innovations is the company for you.

Job Summary: 

SIS is looking for an outstanding individual to fill our position of Linux Systems Engineer for the United States Air Force Research Laboratory Data Center located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio. This person will join a very talented and established team of SIS employees supporting a robust environment supporting Enterprise Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) and User Support for the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) resources.  

Primary Job Duties:

  • Maintain and management all DREN RDT&E Linux workstations, RDT&E Windows Systems, and SecureView Workstations and Servers
  • Provide users support including user account management and troubleshooting of network and application issues
  • Work with primary administrators in daily operations, system health, and system monitoring
  • Enter, track, and resolve user support issues with ticket tracking system
  • Participate in requirements analysis team activities
  • Utilize Continuous Monitoring (SIEM) system to monitor hosts and traffic with the environment
  • Installation and configuration of inventory clients and logged information
  • Perform project tasks in accordance with an integrated master schedule, and provide status
  • Develop overall system documentation for installation and configuration of remote hosts

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Experience setting up and configuring various Linux systems
  • Linux experience preferred includes Scientific Linux, RedHat (RHEL), CentOS, and Ubuntu
  • Good understanding of PKI or certificate authentication
  • Secure File Transfer (SFTP) for persistent and non-persistent large file transfer
  • Secure Shell File System (SSHFS) for customer interactions on remote servers 
  • Experience with Continuous Monitoring, SIEM, or troubleshooting tools a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Strong oral and written skills (ability to create checklists and support documentation)
  • Dedication to following and enforcing compliance with DOD and Air Force regulations

Education / Certifications / Experience: 

  • Minimum 4 years’ professional experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, Associates degree or less acceptable with additional experience
  • Must possess one of the following: CompTIA Security+ or GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) or ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 
  • Must possess CompTIA Linux+, Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or equivalent
  • US citizenship is mandatory
  • < > possess or be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DOD) Secret level clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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