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Science Systems and Applications, Inc. System Engineer (SE) Skill Level 3 in United States

SSAI seeks a System Engineer to support a program located in Annapolis Junction, MD. The candidate will perform functions in a dynamic and operational environment supporting cloud-based repositories. A successful candidate for this position has experience working with large Hadoop and Accumulo based clusters and interfacing with hardware, software, security, and network teams. Responsibilities include monitoring systems and resolving or escalating network and data flow alerts for cloud systems hardware, software or network issues. Experience with large Hadoop and Accumulo based clusters sustaining a strong background in troubleshooting operational system issues as they arise required. Performance in a fast-paced mission environment where requirements change daily, due to operational and world events.

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Monitor system health

  • Troubleshoot system problems

  • Maintain storage systems

  • Interface with external teams for hardware, network, and infrastructure support

  • Provide after-hours on-call/call-in support

  • Ensure system security requirements are satisfied

  • Participate in engineering discussions

  • Create/maintain system scripts

  • Patch/upgrade system

  • Administer user accounts

  • Maintain hardware inventory

Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with current polygraph required.

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Bash, Python, and configuration management tools such as Puppet preferred.

EOE, including disability/vets

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to touch, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear and occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.