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Senior Systems Engineer w/ Linux and NiFi

Annapolis Junction, MD · Information Technology

Seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to work on the NIAGARAFILES (NiFi) operations team providing systems administration for NiFi Data Distribution Systems (DDS), system architecture, system testing and maintenance support.

• At least 15 years performing and providing technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis; A Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field is highly desired and will be considered equivalent to 4 years’ experience
• At least 7 years leading, providing technical supervision, and guiding mid-level engineering personnel; solving varied technical/scientific problems; and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule
• Infusing into an Enterprise emerging technologies emanating from universities, research organizations, and small businesses to include both classified and open source activities
• Developing documentation required to support a program's technical issues and training situations
• Experienced with Object Oriented and Structured development methodologies, networks, data storage, data modeling, data ontologies, security architectures and CASE tool selection and use
• Performing a variety of tasks related to knowledge/ technique dissemination to groups of analytic workforce and demonstrates an ability to convey new techniques and technologies to analytic workforce and facilitate transference of acquired knowledge from more experienced analysts to new analysts
• Experienced with system architectures in a service oriented and Enterprise Service Bus environment
• Experienced in analytical environments
• Developing, delivering, testing and supporting integrated hardware and software systems with functional requirements within a CMMI Level 2 process structure
• Applying agile and/or incremental development methodologies
• Developing system performance, availability, scalability, manageability, and security requirements for medium ($50M-$150M) to large ($150M+) scale
• Integrating information systems into SOA or on to Enterprise Service Bus architectures
• Experienced "wrapping" legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework
• Developing solutions integrating and extending COTS products
• Integrating COTS and GOTS products from multiple vendors
• Implementing solutions with PKI-controlled access

Preferred Qualifications
• Dataflow experience working complex dataflow using NiFi
• Solid knowledge of Network Protocols
• Experienced customer support
• Ability to write VBScript/Perl/Shell scripts
• Experience using NIS or Active Directory for cross platform management
• Experience with server virtualization
• Experience managing power, space, and cooling issues
• Practiced with scripting using Python, Bash and Perl and system administration automation
• Assist in the overall modernization of the enterprise
• Experience with implementing and designing hardware architecture
• Linux know-how with performance tuning (tweaking kernel level settings for TCP session optimization)
• Experience with NiFi functionality
• Understand analytical needs and requirements
• Familiar with the installation and configuration in a FOSS/COTS/GOTS environment, experience with SALT functionality preferred
• Participate in analyzing new hw/sw needs and to participate in Client requirements reviews and meetings pertaining to customer issues

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