Linux & AWS Systems Engineer

Location: Herndon, VA
Department: Azzur Solutions, LLC

Job Description

Azzur Group is proudly partnered with one of the largest Software Companies in the world to identify a  Remote Sr. Level Linux Systems Administrator.  Qualified Herndon, VA candidates are encouraged to apply. 

NOTE: Since this opportunity will be focused on Federal Government Agencies our client has requested Permanent Residents (Citizens)  with no dual citizenship.  Security Clearance is not required.

Job Description

Key words: Linux Administration (Sr. Level), AWS (Sr. Level), Atlassian Admin. Support and maintenance, Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Bash Scripting, some windows like Active Directory. 

Personality & workstyle: CTO wants someone who’s very proactive.  This individual doesn’t need much direction once they've acclimated to the environment.


  • Proactively engage in and improve the complete lifecycle of services inception and design, through deployment, operation, and refinement.
  • Support new capability development and external collaboration through the process of developing automation, developing software development infrastructure, developing security frameworks, and planning continuous delivery cycles.
  • Maintain services that are live by helping to measure and monitor availability, security, and overall system health.
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation and evolve systems by pushing for changes in reliability, security, and velocity.
  • Perform account creation, administration, and maintenance
  • Ensure Labs systems meet security requirements to include perform system backups and security scans, maintain audit logs, system updates and patching, and compliance with customer security directives
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Systematic problem-solving approach coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with VPC’s, Subnets, NACLs.
  • Experience with Unix / Linux operating system internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls, hardening) and networking (e.g., TCP / IP, routing, DNS, network topologies, SDN).
  • Experience with Active Directory, as well as DNS
  • Experience with security hardening and monitoring 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience with SMTP/Email
  • Experience with Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket), Mattermost, and development tools such as Nexus and Jenkins
  • Experience with cloud development (AWS, Azure) 

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