• System Engineer - Linux/Unix

    Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
    Posted Date 4 days ago(5/17/2018 10:03 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
  • Project/Position Introduction

    MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Company delivers business process services to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support programs around the globe. The Company’s primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 16,000 employees worldwide.


    We are currently looking for an exceptional, highly motivated System Engineer responsible for designing and maintaining our enterprise Linux/Unix systems.



    • Performs all administration, management, configuration, and testing tasks related to the Security appliances and servers.
    • Develops, implements, and executes standard procedures for the administration, backup, disaster recovery, and operation of the Information security systems including operating system security hardening, backup management, capacity planning, change management, version/patch management, and lifecycle upgrade management. 
    • Performs IT functions such as design, analysis, evaluation, testing, debugging and implementation of applications programs supporting company business processes and operations
    • Analyzes, installs, acquires, modifies and supports operating systems, database or utilities software
    • Plans, conducts and directs the analysis of business problems to be solved with automated systems
    • Analyzes, designs, acquires and implements projects for LAN and/or WAN systems
    • Plans, designs, acquires and implements telecommunications voice/wire systems
    • Contributes to the development, testing, evaluation or design of system or infrastructure architecture used throughout the IT solution set
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required
    • 3+ years of Linux administration experience
    • Mastery of GNU/Linux (Redhat/CentOS/Ubuntu/Oracle Linux)
    • Strong customer service attitude with superior people skills
    • Strong experience with the VMware, KVM, and VirtualBox hypervisors
    • Highly self-motivated. Willingness to take ownership of tasks and drive them to completion
    • Able to lead troubleshooting, optimization, and performance tuning of applications, databases, and Unix systems
    • Strong knowledge of Internet services, systems monitoring and management, and open source tools with emphasis on Syslog, SMTP, HTTP, LDAP, Radius, SQL, and DNS.
    • Strong documentation skills
    • Understanding of Systems design and the OSI model
    • Strong general automation skills. This includes scripting, automated monitoring, and automated VM deployments
    • Vagrant experience is a plus
    • Cisco/ Dell / IBM / Sun hardware experience and knowledge. Experience with Blade hardware is a plus
    • Experience with Nagios or Zabbix monitoring software, specifically writing scripts to extend monitoring capabilities
    • Linux cluster (heartbeat, pacemaker, corosync) experience a plus
    • Ability to perform 24x7x365 on-call duty with other systems team members

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement
    Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you

    A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

    MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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