Chantilly, VA


Required: TS/SCI Full Scope Poly Clearance


We are seeking a UNIX/LINUX Systems Engineer to offer mission critical support to our government customer. As a systems engineer  you will be given the opportunity to help shape the future architecture for client applications, work with a very diverse team of technical professionals, and share your knowledge and experiences.

The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with strong work habits, able to complete task independently while working as part of a team and have demonstrated career experience in maintaining large numbers of UNIX servers. Experience should include designing and rolling out new systems, maintaining, upgrading, replacing, and improving the long-term performance of said systems.


This position will include a variety of activities, including:

  • Serving as a senior member of the team supporting the installation, optimization, integration, troubleshooting, backup, recovery, modification, security, and upgrading of IT systems and components
  • Working with members of the infrastructure team to minimize down time
  • Providing services that enable customers to effectively apply IT to business requirements
  • Sharing knowledge of tools for the distribution of new software to ensure customers receive current versions as they become available
  • Working with other senior staff to recommend and design systems architecture and topology from both general and specific perspectives
  • Assisting, recommending, establishing and maintaining appropriate server baselines
  • Maintaining up to date patching of applicable Linux servers
  • Maintaining operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with Windows System Administrators and Network Engineers
  • Setting up administrator and service accounts
  • Maintaining system documentation
  • Fine tuning system performance


Candidate must have one of the following:

  • 12 Years of job related experience and High School/GED diploma
  • 10 Years of job related experience and Associate’s degree
  • 8 Years of job related experience and Bachelor’s degree
  • 6 Years of job related experience and Master’s degree
  • 4 Years of job related experience and Doctorate

Mandatory Skills:

  • Previous experience as a Systems Administration using Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Proven working knowledge of database technology
  • Demonstrated coding and scripting experience in multiple languages
  • Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP, LDAP and other core technologies
  • Ability to monitor servers, determine health, and proactively provide alerts and recommendations when server performance is outside of the recommended baseline
  • Knowledge of modifying kernel and device driver behavior
  • Ability to demonstrate strong understanding of network and server security
  • Proficient at automating manual processes with regard to server operations and maintenance
  • Ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel
  • Understanding of government Information Security policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of Agile and Scrum methodologies

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working on an Agile team
  • Willingness to learn Windows Systems Administration on a cross-functional Agile Team

  • Willingness to implement Lean principles, Agile engineering and DevSecOps


  • None required

About Us

Restless Software is an equal opportunity employer that provides highly skilled technologists and creative solutions to clients in both the private and public sectors.