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Lead UNIX Systems Engineer with Secret Clearance

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Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: Radford, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 85834 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Lead UNIX Systems Engineer with Secret Clearance to join our team in Radford, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).



This position will need to be adept at monitoring and tuning system performance, ongoing operation of the servers, hardening of the servers and reporting of the overall security and operational status. The position will also recommend improvements to the enterprise and manage new software/hardware integrations when required while also providing utilization reports using existing tools to identify problems and corrective actions as needed. The position will need excellent communication and team skills. This position will provide support towards the lifecycle of a mixed environment of vendor equipment in the datacenter to include firmware version control and periodic preventive maintenance. This position will also need to be able to recommend, demonstrate, and implement technologies to help expand, upgrade, and increase efficiencies to the current environment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Computer Science or Technology with 10 years of experience as a Unix Systems Administrator or Engineer.
  • Currently active Secret clearance (or higher).
  • Currently active CompTIA Security+ (or higher).
  • Computing Environment (CE) Certification (i.e., MCSE, Server+, CCNA, RedHat, Palo, etc.) – can be waived for 30 days after project join date.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years’ experience with SELinux – understand the basic and advanced management and configuration of SELinux
  • Three more years’ experience in automating assigned tasks
  • Five or more years’ experience in patch management with understanding how to apply security updates to systems via YUM and RPM
  • Five or more years’ experience working in an environment with complex networking while demonstrating experience using VLANs, troubleshooting tools such as ip, netstat, ss and telnet as well as how to harden a system using firewall/iptables and hosts.allow
  • Five or more years’ experience managing a large pool of local users through the command line
  • Five or more years' experience creating, maintaining, following Standard Operating Procedures for repeatable processes, disaster recovery, and common problem resolution
  • Three or more years’ experience supporting Cybersecurity patch management and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), Security Requirement Guides (SRG), Risk Management Framework (RMF), Security Control Assessor-
    Validator (SCA-V), and Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRI)
  • Three or more years’ experience configuring and maintaining key services such as DNS, SFTP, SMTP, and NTP.
  • The support services offered include UNIX/Linux system administration and hardware support.
  • Scripting or Advanced Scripting skill and automation experience.
  • Virtualization technologies to deliver enterprise solutions to external customers in a fee for service data center.
  • Operate, maintain, and administer existing database architectures and software. These include but are not limited to MS SQL, Oracle, and MySQL


This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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