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Senior Systems Engineer - Secret

Aurora, Colorado Contract Job ID: 2010110611
Estimated Duration: 12 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer, in Aurora, CO.

For immediate consideration please contact Fari at 

  • Will be responsible for deploying and integrating scripts and recipes to automate Systems configurations and COTS configurations in complex server environments.
  • These environments, a heterogeneous mix of servers, workstations, and custom hardware, provide the backbone for the operational system of a critical, strategic national asset.
  • The environments also support product development, testing, and maintenance.
  • The candidate would be responsible for implementation of automation recipes (CHEF) and scripts (Ruby, PowerShell, Python and others) as part of an automated installation process.
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have an engineering background and mindset, and be able to troubleshoot complex problems.
  • This position may require some on call support and overtime as well as limited.
Required Skills:
  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a US DoD Secret or higher clearance.
  • Six (6)+ years of relevant Infrastructure experience related to system installation and configuration.
  • Background in Systems Operations environment supporting complex environment deployment and management activities.
  • Experience with automation tools such as CHEF (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, software installation and configuration management.
  • Hands-on experience with virtualization tools and cloud computing, either private (VMware, OpenStack) or public (AWS) Systems integration experience.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex configuration problems or system issues.
  • Experience with Windows or Linux System Administration.
  • Strong scripting skills (i.e. PowerShell, Python, Ruby, bash, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and oral.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with orchestration tools – Rundeck, VMware Orchestrator.
  • Understanding of Infrastructure as Code and demonstrated implementation.
  • Understanding of DevOps concepts.
  • Experience with VMware– vCenter, ESXi, vSphere.
  • Understanding of Change Management processes - Version Control of software and code - GIT, CVS.
  • The ability to effectively plan their own work up and the work of others on the team.
Required Education:
  • A degree in Science, Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) with emphasis in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology and 6 years of relatable experience.
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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