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Principal Linux Systems Engineer

Company: Axle Informatics
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Axle Informatics is a bioinformatics and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics and program management, we focus on developing and applying technology tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH). Axle Informatics is currently seeking an experienced Principal Linux System Engineer/Administrator to join a Service Operations team supporting our federal client. The position is in North Bethesda, MD. (MUST be local to MD, VA or DC area.) Responsibilities:

  • Set up and manage Linux systems, applications and environments and ensure those systems comply with Government security standards
  • Maintain High Availability infrastructure, ensuring security compliances and high-level performance while minimizing service interruption
  • Support Linux systems and associated storage environments on-prem and in the cloud by assisting in the Incident and request management process and by troubleshooting and resolving issues
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a secure Linux baseline from existing policies
  • Ensure all security support systems are working and up to date on all Linux builds (HBSS, FireEye, Splunk, etc.)
  • Follow established change management process for all system configuration changes
  • Support the process to develop and maintain system security plans, contingency plans, preparing Authority-to-Operate (ATO)/MOU packages.
  • Perform administrative functions related to monitoring, support, project activities, and capacity planning
  • Automate system patching, configuration management, and compliance auditing using, Ansible or other automated CM products
  • Create and maintain documentation for procedures, configurations, and programs
  • Ensure Linux servers adhere to NIST, NIH, and industry security standards
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues with applications and services hosted on Linux systems
  • May be required to work nights and weekends to support operational activities
  • Provide guidance and direction to junior engineers
  • Other operational duties as assigned Qualifications:
    • Minimum 8 years of Linux Engineering experience
    • Minimum 8 years of experience working in a Production Support environment
    • Extensive knowledge in implementing NIST and Federal Security standards on-premise and cloud environments.
    • Experience implementing security tools such as Netsparker, HP Fortify, Splunk, and application patching for vulnerabilities.
    • At least one Industry-relevant certification is mandatory (Linux+, RHCSA, OCP, GCUX, etc.)
    • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to clearly communicate and the ability to work as part of a team.
    • Proficiency in business productivity tools, such as, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, Teams, etc.
    • Robust understanding of IT practices, service management, governance frameworks, and industry standards (Ex: ITIL, ITSM, COBIT, ISO).
    • Ability to analyze complex data and present findings in a clear and easily understood manner.
    • Self-motivated, takes ownership and drives tasks to completion with a sense of urgency
    • Sound judgment, a positive attitude, and a creative outlook are required.
    • NIH or other Government experience preferredBenefits
      • 100% Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for Employees
      • Paid Time Off (including Holidays)
      • Employee Referral Bonus
      • 401k matching
      • Flexible Spending Accounts:
      • Healthcare (FSA)
      • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)
      • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)
      • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)The diversity of Axle's employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate. Accessibility: If you need accommodation as part of the employment process please contact:
        Email: Disclaimer: The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individual's assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed.

Keywords: Axle Informatics, Bethesda , Principal Linux Systems Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Bethesda, Maryland

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