Linux Desktop Systems Engineer (TS/SCI w/Poly) in San Antonio, TX at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This is new and exciting enterprise wide work for a modernization effort. Eagle Alliance (EA) is pursuing a Systems Engineer to support a globally distributed enterprise Linux desktop services (ELDS) solution. The solution is comprised of several back-end management technologies and provides both Virtual Desktop and thick client experiences. The position is within EA’s Digital Services framework, supporting a growing base of highly technical end users providing critical functions and services within EA’s overall customer organization. The system engineer will interact with end users in the customer space as well as back-end services within the EA space.

Responsibilities include:

  • Linux systems engineer skillset with a focus on desktop support
  • Work as part of a geographically distributed team or alone in response to both tactical and strategic needs
  • Participate in after-hours support via on call rotations
  • Exceptional customer service, customers will include;
    • End users
    • Contract partner organizations
    • Program management
    • Internal teams to EA, such as Datacenter Virtualization, VDI, Networking teams such as Datacenter Virtualization, VDI, Networking teams
  • Operations and maintenance of systems providing various desktop management functions within the overall ELDS solution
  • Operations and maintenance of a Linux desktop image and associated applications
  • Ongoing modernization of the solution to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction

Required Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI with Poly required
  • Previous experience in enterprise level desktop support
  • Familiarity with Linux distributions;
    • CentOS
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Familiarity with various open source technologies;
    • Puppet
    • Ansible
    • Chef
    • Cobbler
    • Kickstart
    • Docker
  • Familiarity with scripting or programming;
    • Shell scripts
    • Powershell
    • Python
    • YAML
  • Familiarity with delivering applications to Linux desktops in multiple ways
  • Able to prioritize multiple concurrent taskings in concert with the team, framework and company levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Linux system administration certification, Red Hat strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Red Hat Satellite systems management strongly desired
  • Experience performing enterprise scale migrations from legacy to modernized systems and solutions

Additional Job Description :

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.','industry