2024653 Unix Systems Engineer $170,000.00

  • Level 3 - Senior
  • Mclean VA


Position Requires a Top Secret (TS/SCI) Clearance with a Polygraph.

Provide general UNIX systems administrative/engineering support for a large, complex interconnected system w/both physical and virtual environments hosting multiple operating systems including Windows, Solaris and Linux;
Function as a hands-on technical UNIX generalist with shared responsibility for the overall health and performance of one or more IPPS-A component applications;
Support the various environment integration/middleware technologies and overall health of the integrations and interfaces;
Build, configure, upgrade, and maintain application environments as well as deploy and configure applications and/or application changes in compliance with cybersecurity and software development life cycle (SDLC) procedures;
Provide on-going maintenance of software applications utilized by the IPPS-A program application administrators, developers, testers, and support staff;
Participate in planning and implementation of STIGs, system security patches and upgrades to the system, software, and firmware;
Maintain the reliability, i.e. high-availability, capacity, and performance) of multiple environments (Dev, Test, Prod, COOP) and solutions;
Troubleshoot IPPS-A application and system issues, working with data center staff to address issues requiring operating system or other supportive intervention;
Approach troubleshooting systematically with a deep sense of ownership to resolve issues as well as apply learnings in a continuous improvement capacity;
Maintain personal responsibility and commitment to respond to and work to solve incidents quickly as well as lead on-call activities to efficiently mitigate incidents;
Plan and coordinate with team members and development/operational staff re: upcoming changes in software versions and updates, security certificates, processing queues, etc.;
Optimize operational efficiency and contribute to developing and enhancing the solution;
Determine “root cause” sources of instability in application availability and performance;
Actively engage with vendor support on issues, bug-fixing, and functionality enhancement;
Manage and maintain technical documentation including contractual and SOP deliverables;
Other tasks and activities as assigned or directed by the Infrastructure Manager
To be successful as the Senior Systems Engineer – Unix Generalist you will have a track record establishing multiple implementations of highly available software hosted on UNIX server architecture, is able to demonstrate a strong aptitude for learning new applications, and actively enjoys working to solve complex technical issues
Ideal candidates are those who are highly customer-focused, are natural self-starters that enjoy technical challenges, are methodical yet creative problem solvers, and are comfortable working up and down the stack

BA/BS and 7 years relevant work experience;
Current Security+ certification required;
5+ years of proven experience with the analysis, planning, design, implementation, upgrade and migration of applications hosted on Solaris and/or Red Hat Linux;
2+ years of proven experience with WebLogic Administration/Configuration in a Solaris/Linux environment;
2+ years hands on experience with enterprise database technologies (Oracle/SQL);
2+ years of successfully demonstrated experience with Unix shell scripting, Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, and SQL*Loader;
Knowledge of Web Server technology (Apache, Node.js, OHS, etc.);
Understanding of file storage, DB connections, log analysis and other supplemental exposures;
Working knowledge of SQL;
Hands-on implementation experience with high-availability architectures;
Demonstrated aptitude for learning and rapidly mastering new applications and technology;
Proven mastery of troubleshooting techniques and the ability to solve problems quickly;
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a strong focus on customer service and solution ownership;
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, demonstrate strong problem solving skills and is successful when working in Integrated Product Teams
Experience with High-Availability and Disaster Recovery architecture and configuration;
Experience with SSO and multiple authentication providers;
Experience with Oracle Superclusters and Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM);
Experience developing solutions and designs to support reporting and business processes using high-volume data sources across SDLC environments (Dev, Test, UAT, Prod);
Experience with application of STIGs;
Familiarity with the TCP/IP stack, network routing, load balancing, F5 and firewall;
Understanding of WebLogic application server configuration;
Experience providing production support with a working knowledge of multiple Oracle application components;
Solid understanding of SSL (and non-SSL), proxy (and reverse-proxy) servers, single sign-on technologies;

Estimated Salary:
Position Level: Level 3 – Senior
Salary Range: Up to $170,000.00 per year

B4Corp Estimated Salary Ranges:
Position Level                                          Min Salary       Max Salary
Level 1 – Subject Matter Expert               $160,000         $215,000
Level 2 – Expert                                         $140,000         $195,000
Level 3 – Senior                                         $110,000         $170,000
Level 4 – Full Performance                      $60,000           $100,000

Mandatory Requirements:

Optional Requirements:

B4CORP Company Information

B4Corp is a small defense contracting company that focuses on providing an optimum environment for mission-focused, highly-skilled consultants to support the United States of America’s intelligence community and other defense organizations. B4Corp provides a low overhead, highly efficient, high salary environment that allows employees to excel at meeting the client’s needs. B4Corp is looking for information technology professionals that have a high sense of personal responsibility, self-motivation, and mission drive.

B4Corp’s dedication and care for its employees is reflected in the outstanding compensation and benefits B4Corp provides. Our salaries are second to none. B4Corp’s benefits reflect the company’s policy of putting the employees first. Our health insurance demonstrates this with 100% employer coverage and providing employees with a plan that has $0 copay, 0% coinsurance and an HSA that can allow employees to accrue health savings for the future. B4Corp’s maximum flexibility comp / makeup time policy, along with the company’s cafeteria-style benefit plan that allows employees to maximize their benefit dollars, reflects B4Corp’s commitment to its employees.


  • Outstanding Salaries


  • Full Vanguard 401k Plan – Featuring a full scope of investment options
    –       100% employer matched contribution up to 6% of employee’s salary
    –       Ability to max out 401k savings $57k ($63.5k if over 50)
  • Employees receive B4Corp phantom stock each year (2-year vesting period)

Insurance 100% Employer-Paid Premiums:

  • United Health Care Choice Plus HSA POS Gold 1500 w/HSA
    –       Employer funded HSA to cover 100% health care deductible
    –       Health insurance: $0 copay, $0 co-insurance. Full scope protection for you and your family!
    –       100% employer premium coverage for single and family
  • Health Equity HSA – B4Corp contributes $1500.00 for single and $3000.00 for family into your Health Equity HSA to cover 100% of your health care deductible.
  • Mutual of Omaha Dental VSP Vision Insurance Mutual of Omaha short-term disability (60% of salary up to $2,000.00/week)
  • Mutual of Omaha long-term disability (60% of salary up to $10,000.00/month)
  • Mutual of Omaha life insurance ($200,000.00)

Employee Referral Bonus:

  • Refer a friend or a coworker and receive $3,000 per year for every year the person works for B4CORP

Paid Time Off (PTO):

  • Seven weeks of leave per year (including ten federal holidays)
  • Ability to purchase 2 additional weeks of vacation
  • Flexible work schedule with comp time (with customer approval)

Tuition and Training:

  • Free CBTNuggets Online Training Account
    –       More than 200 online IT courses on a large variety of topics, including networking, security, virtualization, and the cloud — from trusted vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Google.
    –       Train anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of devices – even offline!
    –       Transcender® Practice Exams
    –       Virtual Labs
  • Free L inux Academy Online Training Account

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