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Senior Linux DevOps Engineer (SME2)

Columbia, Maryland

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Job Description:

AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to the Intelligence Community. We are dedicated to recruiting, developing and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

Intelink Services provide interagency information sharing, content discovery, and collaboration capabilities on the IC system domains to the IC and its partners in Defense, Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, and Law Enforcement.

AT&T has an opening for a Linux Engineer to support Public Sector Solutions.

Description of Job Duties/Responsibilities: Work in an environment where you can design the architecture and develop solutions to meet the organization’s needs while enhancing your skillset and advancing your career.  Looking for an innovative, and motivated individual to join a small, talented, and hardworking Linux team in a hybrid cloud and on premise-based environment. This team creates, maintains, and troubleshoots Linux instances on multiple networks, in multiple architectures.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on Linux administration experience, knowledge of AWS Cloud technologies, works well in a small team setting, has a desire to automate processes where possible, and a willingness to think outside the box to find solutions.

    Provide Linux virtual and physical server support to include:

    •      AWS AMI creation/configuration.
    •      Kickstart installation/configuration.
    •      Software installation/updates/patches via Yum.
    •      Monitor servers for health and status.
    •      Troubleshoot Linux server hardware/software/networking.
    •      Perform security hardening of Linux OS for compliance.
    •      User account administration.
    •      Proficient with services such as DNS, NFS, LVM, rsyslog, iptables.
    •      Self-motivated and willing to learn new technologies.
    •      Ability to communicate issues with team members and/or service owners.

      Required Clearance: TS/SCI FS

      Required Qualifications: A Masters Degree in a Technical, Computer or Math related field with five (5) years experience in the following: Domain Name Server (DNS), Network Time Protocol (NTP) and IP routing protocols. A Bachelors Degree with seven (7) years experience; an Associates Degree with ten (10) years of experience may be substituted for the Masters Degree. No degree with 10 years of experience implementing information technology solutions is acceptable.

      • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, traffic management and cloud computing experience are desired.
      • May be required to respond to after-hours requests as required in a 24 x 7 environment.
      • DoD 8570 Compliance with IAT level 1 is required.
      • Experience with AWS API and cloud automation.
      • Experience with configuration management and maintaining standard baselines in a production environment.
      • Experience with scripting and task automation with Bash and Python scripts.

      ​Desired skills:

      •  Experience with AWS EC2 Auto Scaling
      •  Experience with aws-cli and boto3
      •  Experience with Puppet and Ansible

      Ready to join our team? Apply Today!

      Our Senior Linux DevOps Engineer (SME2) earns between $108,000 - $185,820 yearly. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. Individual starting salary within this range may depend on geography, experience, expertise, and education/training.

      Joining our team comes with amazing perks and benefits:

      • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage
      • 401(k) plan
      • Tuition reimbursement program
      • Paid Time Off and Holidays (based on date of hire, at least 23 days of vacation each year and 9 company-designated holidays)
      • Paid Parental Leave
      • Paid Caregiver Leave
      • Additional sick leave beyond what state and local law require may be available but is unprotected · Adoption Reimbursement
      • Disability Benefits (short term and long term)
      • Life and Accidental Death Insurance
      • Supplemental benefit programs: critical illness/accident hospital indemnity/group legal
      • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
      • Extensive employee wellness programs
      • Employee discounts up to 50% off on eligible AT&T mobility plans and accessories, AT&T internet (and fiber where available) and AT&T phone

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      Laurel, Maryland

      It is the policy of AT&T to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, AT&T will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

      Job ID R-10957 Date posted 02/12/2024
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