• Linux Engineer

    Location US-WOOD - Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/2/2018 9:56 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    IT Operational Support
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring  Linux Engineer the Arlington, VA area. The Linux Engineer will apply current technologies to the design, development, evaluation and integration of computer information systems and networks to maintain system security.



    • Works with commercial computer product vendors in the design and evaluation of state-of-the-art secure COTS applications, operating systems, networks and database products and technology
    • Provides security engineering and integration services to internal customers
    • Involved in a wide range of issues including secure architectures, secure electronic data traffic, network security, information security and privacy
    • Develops security systems for any manual or automated systems environments
    • Responsible for ensuring the protection of company data against unauthorized disclosure, accidental or intentional loss of data, or unauthorized modification


    **Must have a Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility (SSBI within the last 5 years)

    • Eight (8) years of experience as a Linux Engineer supporting customer programs
    • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and a minimum of eight (8) years of prior relevant experience
    • A Master's degree in a related discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of experience

     Required skills:

    • Proficiency with configuration management using Ansible or Puppet
    • Skilled in Linux-related scripting (Bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
    • Experience with Apache web server configuration and management
    • Management, deployment and troubleshooting of Java and Tomcat applications
    • Experience analyzing and evaluating the security of new and existing IT systems and the procedures to protect information system assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure, or destruction
    • Experience analyzing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of Information technology and security controls that are in place.
    • Knowledge and understanding of operating systems, networks and services
    • Knowledge of Red Hat version 6 or 7 (rhel6/rhel7) with the ability to engineer, install, administer and maintain
    • Experience evaluating security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information
    • Manage changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes
    • Experience and/or familiarity with the following network protection devices: Firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), log analysis, malware analysis, network traffic flow and packet analysis
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of best practices, trends related to information security
    • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills
    • Good communication skills including preparing and presenting results, findings and alternatives and influencing management decision making based on the best available data

    Desired Knowledge and experience with any of the following:

    • Apache/TomCat/NGINX
    • Kerberos/LDAP
    • SSL
    • IDM/Free IPA
    • Docker
    • Open Nebula
    • Ambari
    • Whois
    • Sourcefire
    • Puppet
    • Satellite Server
    • Nagios

    Training/certification in any of the following strongly desired:

    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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