SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company Senior Systems Engineer with Nagios Background - TS/SCI with Polygraph requiredplac in Fort Meade, Maryland

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret w/SCI eligibility

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret SCI



Job Family:

Engineering & Sciences

Job Description:

Job Description: This System Engineer IV position supports the back-end of a next generation end user environment that combines a standard modern Windows based Desktop and Office Automation, with Unified Communications through a virtual environment. It brings improvements to desktop reliability, security, efficiency, and performance. With tools for creating, connecting, and collaborating, this environment allows managers, engineers, analysts, and other user groups to focus on their job, while this program provides the necessary IT support.


  • Supports system deployments and infrastructure implementation

  • Experience with cloud/servers/network/storage implementation and support, along with VMWare experience.

  • Prepares documentation for infrastructure changes and participates in related meetings

  • Completes network monitoring and deployment reports and/or metrics as determined by the customer.

  • Most importantly responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of a large comprehensive monitoring solution(physical & virtual), utilizing Nagios , Check_MK and Thruk.

  • Evaluate new monitoring and performance monitoring systems and advise the customer on which solutions meets their requirements.

  • Maintain configuration management of the monitoring infrastructure using automation tools such as ansible, chef and puppet.

  • Collaborate with Storage, Network and Server Engineers to ensure applications, network devices and systems(virtual and physical) are actively monitored.

  • Create custom scripts to monitor devices that do not have checks built into Nagios using shell scripts, perl and python

  • Responsible for designing, installing and maintaining the logging infrastructure for the customer, utilizing syslog-ng and rsyslog and making sure that those systems are forwarding the syslog data to the corporate repository for all long term logging of all data.

  • Responsible for daily maintenance of all Linux servers to include patching/upgrading/troubleshooting issues as well as keeping the systems up to date with security related CVEs.

  • Support firmware upgrades and facilitate the repair of physical servers in the infrastructure from multiple vendors(Dell, HP and Oracle)

  • Support daily VMware operations by installing/upgrading/troubleshooting physical ESXi hosts and infrastructure virtual machines, building/maintaining/troubleshooting virtual machines related to down-line customer ticket requests.

  • Demonstrate initiative to move beyond status quo, i.e. Recommending improvements and ways to optimize systems

Top Skills Required:

-Experience with NAGIOS, able to provide architectural guidance for the service in the future

-Good general experience with cloud/servers/network/storage

-Linux as primary O/S skill, with Windows as secondary

-Experience with VMWare

-Experience with syslog, ansible, chef, and/or puppet

Nice-To-Have Skills:

-Experience in the design, implementation, and maintenance of monitoring systems

-Shell scripting, Perl & Python

To qualify, candidate must also meet these basic qualifications:

• Must currently have and be able to maintain a TS/SCI Clearance with Poly

• One of the following DoD approved certifications is necessary to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position: Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), CASP, GCIH, or GCED.

• Must be available for on-call support.

• Must be open to the possibility of travel (CONUS & OCONUS), anticipate less than 5%.

Required Education & Related Experience: Either a Doctorate plus 4 years ,OR Master’s plus 6 years, OR Bachelor’s plus 8 years, Associate’s plus 10 years, OR H.S./GED plus 12 years

# of Openings:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA MD Fort Meade - 9800 Savage Rd (MDC083)

Additional Work Locations:

USA MD Columbia - 8830 Stanford Blvd (MDS004)

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.