• Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength. They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges.


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    BE is looking for a Systems Engineer to support our Law Enforcement customer. 


    This position requires the candidate to already have a current Top Secret security clearance and to maintain the clearance.


    • Provide support for engineered solutions on all systems in a 24x7 environment; while primarily a Linux solution, virtualized Windows systems and Microsoft solution platforms make up the architecture
    • Automation of processes to reduce the manual work required by support teams using Puppet
    • Communicate, test, and implement infrastructure changes using approved change management processes
    • Deliver creative and innovative solutions to emerging requirements
    • Review and assess impact of proposed changes
    • Analyze complex technological and business problems and brief options to client management
    • Integrate commercial software and open source libraries into larger applications
    • Troubleshoot complex issues in an enterprise-scale infrastructure
    • Document solutions and educate team members


    The ideal candidate will be a highly talented Linux server engineer with strong technical leadership capabilities, great interpersonal skills, and overall well-rounded IT experience. The candidate will have a strong Linux background, established professional background (5+ yrs or more expertise), basic networking, SAN storage knowledge, virtualization, some scripting, and knowledge of a variety of hardware vendor technologies, along with excellent analytical and design experience.



    • 5+ years of Linux Administrator experience
    • BS in Engineering
    • Current TS clearance
    • Enterprise or other available automation tools
    • Self-motivated and be able to work independently when necessary
    • Work well and collaborate with others in a team environment to deliver robust and sustainable solutions that meet stakeholder needs
    • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills



    • 1+ year of experience with Cloudera Apache Hadoop
    • Cloudera Certified Hadoop Administrator
    • 1+ year of experience with Hadoop Accumulo
    • 1+ year of experience with a development language; Java, JavaScript, HTML, and/or CSS
    • 1+ year with Oracle PL/SQL
    • 1+ year of experience with search engine technology such as Chiliad, Solr or Lucene
    • Enthusiastic, hardworking, self-motivated, and able to work independently
    • Excellent communication skills in order to communicate effectively with all levels of management, staff, and customers
    • Demonstrated ability to gather requirements and arrive at technical decisions
    • Adept in an agile environment with limited and rapidly changing requirements


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.


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