Senior Systems Engineer (Linux Infrastructure)

Herndon, VA
Added: February 9, 2024
Have you wanted to work on a well-funded program that is building the next generation of capabilities from the ground up? Bored with just keeping the lights on in a datacenter that looks like every other data center out there? Do you want to get exposure to High Performance Computing, advanced Cyber Security and contribute to an exciting mission that makes a difference?

Be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of the nation's most critical intelligence organizations. Your work directly impacts national security and global issues, you will have the chance to contribute to missions that are of paramount importance to the United States and its allies, know that that the virtual environments you support are making a difference on a global scale. Our customer operates at the forefront of technology, dealing with some of the most advanced geospatial and intelligence systems in the world. You'll be exposed to, and will contribute to, the development and application of innovative technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced data analytics.

In support of this mission, Maxar is seeking a cleared Senior Systems Engineer who is looking for an incredible challenge. We are building a High-Performance Computing (HPC) environment to provide full lifecycle support of compute, network, and storage infrastructure. The engineer will collaborate in a multitalented team in support of the environments, support, sustainment, and growth activities.

You will work with a dynamic team consisting of Linux Administrators, DevOps & Infrastructure Engineers, Systems Engineers to support computational design elements of high-performing Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and harnessing that power to feed into the new Platform.

Location: Herndon, VA; Ypsilanti, MI; Melbourne, FL

The Systems Engineer will:

Install, configure, and sustain Linux operating systems, application software, and system management tools.

Assist in the design and provisioning of the enterprise network environment.

Prepare and deliver both program and user level documentation for system operations.

Provide technical systems support for project activities.

Monitor for performance and troubleshoot issues as they arise.

Interact with members of the technical team leads.

Understand the current system, subsystems, and component specifications and be able to use experience to recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective development.

Communicate and share expertise within and across the client’s organizational boundaries.

Work both independently and in small groups

Minimum Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI with ability to obtain a CI polygraph.

Bachelor’s degree in network engineering, information systems, computer engineering, or related technical field. Relevant professional experience can substitute in lieu of degree.

Minimum 8 years’ experience in the following technical areas:System Administration or systems engineering in a Linux-heavy environment.

Experience supporting DevOps Infrastructure

Experience in the build, operations, and sustainment of LAN/WAN networks

Experience Implementing DOD Cyber Security Requirements.

Experience with physical compute and networking hardware

Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and evaluating alternatives to solve complex problems.

Nice To Have:

Exposure to Infiband networks and configuration

Experience with Juniper Network and Security Platforms

At least 10 years’ experience in the above technical qualifications


Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.