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General Dynamics Information Technology Senior UNIX Engineer - Hosting Services in Falls Church, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Public Trust

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required



Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Job Description:

Opportunity for an experienced Senior UNIX Engineer to join an IT Operations Project for a federal government system. The candidate will provide UNIX engineering design, configuration, and installation support for large enterprise UNIX environment hosted on premise and in the cloud.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Configure and install UNIX systems supporting various Linux and UNIX operating systems in a virtualized environment.

  • Set up configurations for applications and services hosted on UNIX & Linux environment

  • Configure availability services and develop scripts and packages

  • Support patching and build standard images

  • Lead and guide the work of junior technical staff. Serve as liaison between PM and technical staff in all aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage.

  • Fully engaged in the implementation of a DevOps system framework.

  • Responsible for operational availability of all the systems hosted on the infrastructure

  • Support planning and building windows infrastructure supporting COOP & DR plans

  • Support information assurance process in a technical role by complying with technical controls, technical checklists etc.,

  • Assist and mentor junior members on the team

Required Education and Experience

  • 10 years of analysis related to design, development, and integration of hardware and software to support large scale Unix environments with virtualization including RedHat, CentOS, and SPARC Solaris

  • 10 years’ experience testing large scale UNIX and virtual environments.

  • Experience performing a variety of engineering and operational related assignments associated with SAN, NAS and Storage operations, backup operations, and virtualization software (VMware’s vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V on a set of enterprise-level IT systems.

  • 10 years’ experience writing scripts with a scripting language, with knowledge of ANSIBLE

  • Familiarity with DevOps and ITIL processes

  • Experienced in AWS, AZURE, Google Cloud Services, and other Cloud environments


  • Candidate must be an US citizen able to obtain DHS Public Trust clearance and USCIS EOD to start work

This is position is not funded.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Falls Church

Additional Work Locations:

USA VA Herndon

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Join our 35,000 everyday heroes.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.