Senior Systems Engineer

Information Technology Bethesda, Maryland


Senior Systems Engineer
Location: Bethesda, MD

GRSi, the 2021 Maryland Tech Council Government Contractor of the Year, is experiencing industry-leading growth. We have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country for seven years and are led by Maryland’s 2019 CEO of the Year. As part of our growth, we are searching for a Senior Systems Engineer. This position is based in Bethesda, MD.

Position Description:
- Supervise, coordinate and/or perform additions and changes to network hardware and operating systems, and attached devices; including investigation, analysis, recommendation, configuration, installation, and testing of new network hardware and software.
- Provide direct support in the day-to-day operations on network hardware and operating systems including the evaluation of system utilization, monitoring response time and primary support for detection and correction of operational problems.
- Troubleshoot at the physical level of the network, working with network measurement hardware and software, as well as physical checking and testing of hardware devices at the logical level working with communication protocols.
- Participate in planning design, technical review and implementation for new network infrastructure hardware and network operating systems for voice and data communication networks.
- Maintain network infrastructure standards including network communication protocols such as TCP/IP.
- Provide technical consultation, training and support to IT staff as designated by the government.
- Diagnose and resolve complex communication problems.
- Self-management of technical projects to include timelines, design, implementation, build and test plans.
- Process automation and scripting.
- Work hands-on designing and troubleshooting servers running Windows Server 2012 and 2016 in multi-tiered federal agency on-premises and cloud environments.
- Consult and assist developers to develop Windows server and application hosting solutions.
- Advanced engineering and administration of web and application servers including IIS and Apache.
- Debug application and server performance issues.
- Monitor servers along with resident applications and provide/implement solutions.
- Install and configure enterprise server software in a dynamic customer environment.
- Communicate with infrastructure, security, and agency leadership about work that is active, completed, and in backlog status.

- Bachelor’s degree or seven (7) years of experience in the field.
- Must meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
- Experience with Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure administration.
- Exposure to server management systems like BigFix or LANrev.
- Exposure to server and application deployment automation systems like Jenkins and Docker.
- Strong system administrative skills in Windows servers environment.
- Experience in VMware virtualization platform.
- Extensive experience with SolarWinds.
- Understanding of troubleshooting as well as long-term solutions.
- General understanding of server/storage technical operational practices.
- Understanding of ITIL practices.
- Ability to work hands-on to design and troubleshoot Windows servers.
- Advanced experience with Active Directory.
- Advanced experience with IIS web server administration Familiarity with ITSM, SDLC, and DevOps.
- Experience with PowerShell, BASH, Perl, or another scripting.
- Ability to work with issue tracking software and independently resolve issues.
- Professional experience working in an enterprise data center environment with load-balanced, multi-tiered application infrastructures.

Desired Certifications:
- The following certifications and skillset are preferred
     - Microsoft MSCE, Windows Server OS, IIS, PowerShell, System Center Operation and Configuration Management
     - Microsoft Azure Administration
     - Microsoft Azure DevOps
     - AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Professional
     - VMware Data Center Virtualization (DCV) – Design or Deploy
     - Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX)
     - IBM BigFix Lifecycle Administration
     - Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL) v3 or higher
     - CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional

The Company:
Innovation, Collaboration, and Agility - at GRSi these aren't buzz words, they're our mantra.

GRSi is an ISO certified and CMMI/dev-ML3 rated professional services organization with expertise that covers all areas of information technology and professional engineering services -- from systems integration; to Agile, Iterative, and Waterfall software development; multi-tier infrastructure support; to full-spectrum cyber security and enterprise systems support. Regardless of the program or the task, the excellence of GRSi is all about the people. Our greatest asset is our ability to attract and retain highly qualified professionals and our record growth this past year means new opportunities.

GRSi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants or employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition) citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability status, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


*2021 – Government Contractor of the Year, MD Tech Council, Multi-Year Top5 Tech Company*

*2020 – Inc. Magazine Fastest-Growing Companies, 6x Honoree*

*2020 – G2Xchange NXT UP Federal Emerging Technology and Consulting Firms*

*2019 – MD Tech Council CEO of the Year*

*ISO 9001:2015, 20000-1:2018 & 27001:2013 Certified / CMMI-ML3 Appraised* 

Requisition ID: 7114