Sr. Systems Engineer (Technical Lead) - Military veterans preferred

Trace Systems (
Computers/Information Technology


  full-time   employee   contract

Ft. Meade
United States

Sr. Systems Engineer (Technical Lead)
Job ID 2020-4031 # of Openings 1
Job Title: Sr. Systems Engineer (Technical Lead)

Job Location: Ft. Meade, MD

Security Clearance: Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:
Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a Sr. Systems Engineer (Technical Lead) to join our team on-site at Ft. Meade, MD. This role is responsible for supporting the day-to-day systems engineering support, server virtualization services, along with planning, implementing, and continuously improving physical/virtual infrastructure technologies. Supports multiple technologies in the enterprise and works cross-functionally with the Networking, Storage, Configuration Management, Cloud Architecture, and the Project Management teams. The Senior Systems Engineer (Technical Lead) is responsible for solving problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations requires evaluation and judgment; is responsible for evaluating current systems; assisting in designing solutions for our government client, and at times, can provide informal supervision, leadership and training to less experienced technicians.

Daily Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for the day-to-day support of server, app, or desktop virtualization
Participating in disaster recovery tests and planning
Partnering with cross-functional peers to make informed strategic/big-picture decisions
Support operations of multi-site (geographically)
Provide break/fix support to virtualized infrastructure across the enterprise
Architecting system logs and analyzing through tools like Splunk and VMware vRealize Log Insight
Performing routine audits of systems and software
Work with Network Team to plan, installing and configuring new hardware and software for enterprise solutions
Answering technical queries from other IT support teams (DBAs, Networking, Architecture)
Responsibile for supporting the documentation the configuration of the current and future infrastructures
Responding and resolving service outages and interruptions; Troubleshooting any reported problems; Multi-site System performance tuning
Contributes to design of enterprise server systems including but not limited to technical architecture, stability, and platforms
Maintains accurate and comprehensive documentation diagrams of the enterprise server infrastructure and communications flow and routing
Perform pro-active support functions and reporting to maintain the integrity of the enterprise virtual environment and business function
Communicate accurate and useful status reports to management on a timely basis
Prepare contingencies, scenarios, scenario plans and action items to resolve issues
Maintain awareness of new technological developments in industry and processes- presents new concepts appropriately and champion successful implementation
Key contributor in the research, planning and implementation of server virtualization projects in accordance with and support of business needs goals and objectives
Where appropriate, provide on-going training and technical direction to other team members pertaining to virtualization optimization, installation, upgrades, configuration, and troubleshooting
Interact with vendors in the resolution of complex problems
Effectively communicate with customers, help desk support personnel and senior technicians
Present new technology and high-level resolutions to management
Facilitate training sessions for peers on new technology solutions, optimization, upgrades, trouble-shooting techniques, new technology and administration tools
Forecast and recommend infrastructure and system application improvements
Work with ticket queue to track support issues
Available to provide after-hours/on-call support
Willing and available up to travel 25% during times of implementation
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
Twelve years direct experience, in the last fifteen years supporting IT projects and initiatives as a systems engineer or technical manager.
Must have demonstrated experience with the forecasting, planning, and resourcing technical projects
Systems certification
Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret w/SSBI clearance is required with the ability to obtain TS/SCI Eligibility
Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required
Desired Qualifications:
PowerShell scripting experience
Experience with Cisco ASR/ASA, or virtual firewall appliances is a big plus
Strong understanding of the technology as well as hands on experience deploying VMware NSX
Strong experience with Enterprise level VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure implementation and development
Extensive knowledge of Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) and be able to build, configure, and maintain via Command Line Interface (CLI)
Excellent understanding of open source frameworks, with experience deploying various open source packages and/or application stacks into sponsor's production landscape
Understanding of information security practices (cryptography, privilege separation, RBAC, INFOSEC, Auditing, patching, Security Benchmark Compliance, OS hardening, etc)
Experience in the implementation of cross domain solutions
At least 1 year supporting MPE / MNIS network infrastructure and service deployments
Experience in implementation of CENTRIXS networks and supporting infrastructure
Understanding of configuration management systems (e.g. Puppet, Chef, vCM) and concepts behind mass configuration
ITIL Foundations Certification
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math). Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Trace Systems
Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroadâ??â?? whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.

To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: #jointracesystems

Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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