Systems Engineer

Location: Stafford, VA
Date Posted: 12-11-2017
 We are seeking a Systems Engineer to work on the CODIS project in our Stafford, VA office. 
CODIS is a client server application developed using Microsoft .NET that supports a database repository of DNA profiles from individuals, unsolved crime scene evidence, and missing persons. CODIS software allows local, state, and national laboratories to compare DNA profiles electronically, thereby linking serial crimes to each other and identifying suspects by matching DNA profiles from crime scenes to individuals’ profiles. Additionally, the CODIS software is used to assist with the identification of unidentified human remains, missing persons and disaster victims.
The team is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the CODIS application. You will have a chance to learn some of the newest, cutting edge technologies and methodologies, while supporting a remarkable program that protects us every day. Ready for a challenge? Join us and expand your career horizons!
• Implement and manage multi-server deployments in a virtual environment
• Install and maintain database servers running SQL, TFS, Sharepoint and TeamCity. 
• Set up and manage Windows, IIS, SQL Server, PKI, Active Directory, Hyper-V, and System Center.
• Install and maintain client workstations, including installation and configuration of third party applications.
• Provide technical and Infrastructure support for labs including Active Directory, SQL Server, IIS, Backup Exec, Cisco ASA Firewalls, and multiple models of Dell Servers.
• Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages.
• Maintain Secure VPN solutions between multiple secure locations using Cisco VPN and OpenVPN SSL VPN.
• Occasional need for off-hours support for system upgrades, patches and maintenance activities.
Required Skills:
• BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
• U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a government security clearance
• 3+ years providing system engineering support 
• Strong System Administration experience
• Proficiency in scripting languages and shells
• Experience setting up and maintaining complex Microsoft applications
• Experience and working knowledge of Cisco routers, switches, firewalls/VPNs, SAN technologies
• Strong attention to detail and solid troubleshooting ability
• Experience with vulnerability scanning tools, including Nessus and AppDetective
• Penetration testing using Metasploit and/or other vulnerability penetration tools
• Experience with STIG implementation
Desired Skills:
• Knowledge and experience of typical build and release management processes, including continuous integration platforms such as TeamCity
• Experience in Agile SDLC, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment
• Previous experience working in a software development shop
• Knowledge and experience with operational monitoring systems, such as Xymon, Nagios or SCOM.
• Linux experience is a bonus, although this is mostly a Microsoft project
• Exposure to Network engineering

At Ariel Partners, we solve the most difficult problems that inhibit technology from enabling our customers to achieve their goals. Our vision is to be recognized by our stakeholders as an elite provider of IT solutions, so when they have their biggest challenges we’re on their short list. We’re looking for team members who share our values of: Integrity to do the right thing even when it hurts; Commitment to the long term success and happiness of our customers, our people, and our partners; Courage to take on difficult challenges, accept new ideas, and accept incremental failure; and the constant pursuit of Excellence

Ariel Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

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