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CACI International Senior Systems/Software Engineer in Remote (Any State), Virginia

Senior Systems/Software Engineer

Job Category: Information Technology

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: None

Type of Travel: None

The CDM Program is managed within the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, CISA/Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)/Network Security Deployment (NSD) Division, responsible for enhancing the security, resilience, and reliability of the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. The DHS CDM Program mission is to safeguard and secure cyberspace in an environment where the threat of cyber-attack is continuously growing and evolving. The CDM Program defends the United States (U.S.) Federal Information Technology (IT) networks from cybersecurity threats by providing continuous monitoring sensors (tools), diagnosis, mitigation tools, and associated services to strengthen the security posture of Government networks.

What You’ll Get to Do:

As a Systems/Software Engineer, you are responsible for managing an enterprise system and network that consists of multiple flavors of Linux and Microsoft OS within Microsoft Based LDAP Infrastructures. All with CyberSecurity at the core.

Flexibility and adaptability are ways of life here on the CDM team, so if you are comfortable breaking out of the mold and have a passion for learning new technologies, while applying your existing experience, then this position may be exactly what you are looking for.

Although this is a high-pace environment, be assured you’d be joining a high-tech people-oriented team and overall community that’s just as flexible as we’re hoping you to be.

Do you know everything about ‘all things CyberSecurity’?

Not enough challenge?

Not enough say in how things should be done right and securely?

Then you may be a fit for this role…

More About the Role:

  • Currently, this is a full-time remote position (work from home). Must reside within the United States.

  • Must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be successfully obtain to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) EOD authorization.

  • Effectively and professionally communicate with both technical and non-technical colleagues and customers at all levels of seniority

  • You will spear-head in-depth system administration of Linux and Windows environments as well as multiple networking devices Cloud and hardware based. You must be able to do this by Command Line Interfacing (not “dashboard admin”) – in other words, you need to understand “why things work the way they do”

  • You will plan, coordinate, and perform integration and troubleshooting of systems in a Linux environment (multi-flavors)

  • Your vast knowledge and experience will be put to good use, by implementing and securing services relating to remote connections

  • Security is the key word – so you will of course have to integrate Multi-factor authentication (MFA, 2MFA)

  • What good is security without a key - Enhance data protection and compliance (with technologies such as OpenSSL, Keystores, Azure Key Vault, Cyphers)

  • The government world revolves arounds its standards – So you will have to secure systems by following STIGs, best practices, other government/compliance requirements (such as NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-207, ISO, FISMA, FEDRAMP), and negotiating/working-with IA personnel to arrive at sensible and effective solutions

  • Manage SELinux configuration and policies using automated methods (that means writing scripts, code, etc. to implement including CLI and Ansible playbooks) – knowledge of JSON and Python helps too

  • ​Able to track down the root cause of a service/application failure through the use of logs and CLI-based tools (Log-based Analysis, not just guessing)

  • Perform integrations with network devices, such as VPN, firewall, routing

  • Work independently or on very small teams to integrate systems and solutions, triage issues, and prioritize tasks

  • You may be asked to attend meetings, obtain credentials, etc. Virtually (with and without a camera), in a CACI or government office at any time

You’ll Bring These Qualifications (must haves):

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be successfully obtain to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) EOD authorization. Active DoD clearance preferred, but not required.

  • University Degree (BS), or equivalent years of related experience, and additionally 5+ years of related IT engineering experience required.

  • 5+ years’ cumulative experience with customer interactions, including presenting, answering questions, proactively resolving issues.

  • 4+ years’ cumulative experience with in-depth systems administration in Linux environments (RHCE equivalence).

  • 4+ years’ cumulative experience integrating and troubleshooting systems in a Linux environment (CentOS/RHEL preferred).

  • 5+ years’ hands-on cumulative experience creating, analyzing and automating scripts (Command, Bash, C, Ansible) – basically you need to know how to connect things for automation needs.

  • 3+ years’ cumulative experience implementing and securing services relating to remote connections.

  • 3+ years’ cumulative experience integrating/understanding Multi-factor authentication (MFA, 2MFA).

  • 3+ years’ cumulative experience with enhance data protection and compliance (such as OpenSSL, Keystores, Azure Key Vault, Cyphers).

  • 3+ years’ cumulative experience with securing systems by following STIGs, best practices, and government/compliance requirements (such as NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, FISMA, FEDRAMP), and negotiating/working-with IA personnel to arrive at sensible and effective solutions.

  • 2+ years’ system admin level understanding of Windows server/ADFS environments

  • 2+ years’ cumulative experience integrating, securing, and understanding the following Microsoft platform services (both in Windows OS and in Azure Cloud): Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS), Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS), Windows AD-integrated PKI, Single Sign On (SSO) implementation

  • 2+ years’ cumulative experience with physical and virtual (Cloud) based networking devices (switches, firewalls, routers) – configuration, troubleshooting, securing. (prefer MikroTik/Cisco devices and OPNSense/Azure Firewalls)

  • 1+ years’ cumulative experience with MikroTik RouterOS

  • 1+ years’ cumulative experience with JSON, Ansible and Python coding

  • 1+ years’ cumulative experience with network devices, integrations and concepts such as VPN, firewall, routing.

  • 1+ years’ cumulative experience with Agile/Kanban, Git/GitHub.

  • 1+ years’ recent (within the past 5 years) cumulative experience with Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure).

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Technical degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related subject area

  • Relevant Technical and/or Security Certifications (e.g. CISSP, CCNA, CCDA, CCNA-Security, etc.)

  • One (1) of the following certifications: Azure DevOps Engineering Expert, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Azure Security Engineer Associate

  • Understands and intuits "why things work", not just the ability to follow installation and configuration guides

  • Proven communication skills both written and verbal to management

  • Familiarity with common cybersecurity tools is greatly desired. Our mission to support DHS in their cybersecurity needs, inclusive of identifying and preventing culprits from accessing systems/data that they shouldn’t is a high priority focus for our team.

  • 2+ years’ recent (within the past 3 years) cumulative experience with Azure Cloud Computing

  • 3+ years’ cumulative experience with VMWare (implementing, managing, configuring)

  • Some experience (1+ years’) with any or all of these products or technologies: MS SQL, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Qualys, SCCM, BigFix, MDM solutions, GIT (again, nice to have, not required)

  • Some experience (1+ years’) setup and integration with IIS, SQL Server

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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