Kinney Group, Inc.

  • Linux Cloud Engineer - TS/SCI Clearance required

    Job Locations US-MO-Arnold
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/10/2018 11:05 AM)
    Job ID
    Staff Augmentation - 290
    Security Clearance Level Required
  • Overview

    The Linux Cloud Engineer will design and define system architecture for new or existing computer systems. The successful candidate must be able to support data collection from a large, complex server and network infrastructure and user base. This candidate must possess a strong work ethic, be self-directed, and be a detail-oriented professional while documenting work and participating in the customer's change procedures. This position requires the willingess to learn and adapt to new, cutting edge technologies while possessing management skills to both share knowledge and learn from others to ensure the team's success.

    Essential Functions
    The Linux Cloud Engineer responsibilities will include:
    • Architect, build, maintain Hadoop, and other cloud infrastructure
    • Apply Configuration Management disciplines to maintain hardware/software revisions, security patches, hardening, and documentation
    • Develop and direct the development of content for a complex and growing infrastructure. This includes use cases for Dashboards, Active Channels, Reports, Rules, Filters, Trends, and Active Lists
    • Provide guidance to security analyst and network engineering staff
    • Working Closely with C&A Team to maintain Security requirements for Operation of IEC systems
    • Support all aspects of NCE's Security Information and Event Management initiative
    • Supporting the establishment, enhancement, and continual improvement of an integrated set of correlation rules, alerts, searches, reports, and responses
    • Coordinating and conducting event collection, log management, event management, compliance automation, and identity monitoring activities for the customer's system
    • Perform routine equipment checks and preventative maintenance
    • Performing systems hardening to DoD Standards
    • Maintaining up to date documentation of designs/configurations
    • Create shell and perl scripts to facilitate automated tasks
    • Work with other Service Providers to support areas of common interest
    • Working with software and hardware vendors
    Key Duties
    • Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.
    • Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
    • Plans upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements.
    • Develops documentation on new or existing systems.
    • Develops and conducts tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.
    • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.
    • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
    • Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
    • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibility.
    • May serve as a technical team or task lead.
    • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
    • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology.
    • Participates in special projects as required.

    Desired Skills & Experience

    • 10+ years of related systems engineering experience
    • Professional certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment
    • Demonstrated ability to use problem solving techniques such as root cause analysis to resolve issues
    • Experience in Unix, Solaris, Linux, or Windows servers 
    • Experience with public clouds such as AWS, Google, Rackspace

    • Experience with private clouds such as VMWare, OpenStack
    • Experience with Hadoop
    • Experience as a system architect/administrator/operator in a production environment
    • Knowledge of IAAS, PAAS and/or SAAS cloud technologies.
    • Knowledge of network technologies (MPLS, routing protocols, forwarding), common infrastructure components (IPAM, DNS, DHCP), load balancers, firewalls, virtual and physical infrastructure design
    • Experience with Linux distributions such as RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS
    • Experience with hypervisors such as VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-VSpecific
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline
    • Masters Degree preferred

    More about Kinney Group

    Kinney Group is a solutions-oriented professional services consulting firm specializing in automation and analytics to harness the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Security is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced automation, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven mission and business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. We are an elite team with a unique combination of credentials for strict security environments who serve our customers with an unexpected experience. We specialize in Splunk, AppDynamics, Puppet, and VMware to serve our customers as they journey through digital transformation. 


    Our colleagues subscribe to a shared ethos and purpose for the company to achieve clarity and organizational health. This translates across every customer touch point within the organization. We offer compelling work as well as leadership commitment to ongoing training and development.  


    Kinney Group, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.



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