Linux Systems Engineer

Location: Lorton, VA
Job Code: 1489
# of Openings: 1


MTEQ is a lead sensor system integrator focused on providing advanced sensor technology to address C4ISR mission requirements. MTEQ provides a broad range of technical support across two divisions. Our Technical Services Division provides research, development, analysis and field service support to advance the architecting and fielding of advanced sensor systems for ISR and Force Protection missions. Our System Division provide the engineering design, development of complete and integrated solutions from hardware to software for sensors, systems and command and control architecture. 

Vacancy Description

MTEQ is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong system administration, computer networking and problem-solving skills to serve as a key member of our IT team. Such an individual will apprentice under MTEQ’s IT Team Lead and CIO and be afforded the opportunity to obtain relevant certifications (e.g., RHCE, LPIC, CEH etc.).  Primary responsibilities include administering Linux based servers and desktops, LAN/WAN IP networks, virtualization solutions, cloud/container solutions, and data backups.  Candidates must be able to:

  • Communicate effectively

  • Maintain/enforce computer/network usage policies

  • Support production, development, testing, and staging environments.

  • Own and improve systems for availability, performance, resources and other key metrics, including alerting, alarms and other escalation systems and approaches.

  • Own and improve approaches for service redundancy, core backups, load balancing, system and process scaling, system recovery and other, similar functions.

  • Own and improve core system security, including server security monitoring, server anti-virus tools and similar areas.

  • Be flexible to work after hours, weekends and handle a shifting schedule as needs arise.

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor in an employee/customer environment. 

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of Linux Server experience (RHEL, Ubuntu)

  • 5+ years of experience with system security

  • 3+ years of experience with Puppet, Ansible, or Chef

  • 3+ years of experience with Kubernetes and docker

  • Experience with systems patching and endpoint security

  • Proficiency administering Virtualization solutions (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V, Linux-KVM)

  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash, Perl, Ruby, PowerShell, batch)

  • Solid client service, time management and leadership skills as well as written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be willing to generate, refine and follow formal IT processes & procedures

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance, therefore U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills

Desired Skills

  • 4+ years of experience supporting and diagnosing TCP/IP protocols and supporting remote access (VPN) and services.

  • 3+ years of storage experience to include clustered filesystems (Gluster Ceph)

  • 3+ years of experience with high availability systems

  • 2+ years of SQL experience, especially with MySQL or SQL Server, a plus 


Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance


SCHEDULE: Full time    

MTEQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 

If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process please send an e-mail to  or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information

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