IT/Network Engineer (Linux)

Location: Columbia, Maryland
Date Posted: 09-18-2017
Are you looking to partner with a small, fast paced, cutting edge Tech firm? Are you tired of getting lost in the crowd at a larger company where your talents and abilities are limited, constrained or overlooked? 

NSS is partnering with a successful and rapidly growing company in search of an experienced IT Network/Systems Engineer who is looking to effect change, showcase their technical and leadership abilities and finds working on a variety of projects exciting and challenging! This position is located in Columbia Maryland with the possibility for remote work when appropriate.

*Active Secret clearance required*

In a nutshell, we need someone looking to make a BIG impact in a small environment. Here are a few reasons why this opportunity stands out above the rest….
  • Stock Options
  • 100% employer paid benefits
  • Flexibility to work remote when appropriate (likely 1-2 days per week once acclimated)
  • Possibility for a clearance upgrade up to a Polygraph level 
  • Drive and take charge of your own projects!!!
  • Become a “Recyclable Resource”- wear multiple hats and support a variety of clients over an extended period of time
  • Your own office with a view- NO SCIF WORK REQUIRED
Job Description:
IT System and Network engineer who wants to play a critical part in daily business operations of a rapidly growing organization. Ideal candidate would rather self host a service then trust a third-party's free service. Candidate should be comfortable in a Linux/Unix Environment, and be able to confidently implement network firewall and routing changes, as well as being extremely security minded. End user support is minimal since the majority of users are technical. As the organization grows, there are leadership opportunities and experience with a myriad of technologies.

Experience Needed:
  • 3+ years experience with *nix\BSD System Administration 
  • 3+ years experience with Network management tasks specifically including:
  • Router Configurations
  • Firewall Configurations
  • Solid understanding and experience with IPtables ACLs and Zone Based Firewall Concepts
  • Experience with OpenVPN 
  • Experience with VMware and virtualization technology 
  • Experience with 2Factor Authentication Technologies 
  • Experience with Secure Email Solutions 
  • Experience in *nix service management, system hardening and security
  • Experience with LDAP and central user management 
  • Background with Ansible and DevOps concepts
  • Experience with Atlassian Products 
Main Responsibilities
  • Modify, maintain and monitor the production corporate, and development and quality assurance networks
  • Enforce system and network security policy
  • Provide strategic and technical plans for future growth and infrastructure expansion 
  • Maintain up-to-date system documentation and network diagrams for human redundancy and failover 
  • Provide infrastructure support to organizational stake holders

Additional Details on Offerings and Who We Are:
  • We began as a start-up and quickly bloomed into a well-established data-driven information security company in the MD/DC/VA region. Our core focus is building secure products tailored to customer requirements and offering supportive services to reach security goals. While our work is demanding, the company culture is casual, upbeat, rewarding and fun. We care deeply about our team members and believe that investing in our staff is crucial to the success of our company. Our evaluation of new candidates goes beyond skill set to a look at their personal values and goals, in an effort to gather likeminded people that strengthen our awesome community.
  • Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401(k) program, stock options, separate pools for vacation and sick leave, profit sharing options, laundry service, catered lunches, a stocked pantry, field trips and other perks. We are sensitive to the work-life balance and aim to provide tailored schedule options when needed. Our new Columbia MD office is light-filled, stocked with refreshments, and tailored specifically to be a happy, comfortable place to spend the majority of each day. We are located in a secure space with an onsite fitness center, cafés, and minutes from a surplus of restaurant and shopping options.
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