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Infrastructure Engineer

Infrastructure | Laurel, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

Applied Insight enhances the ability of federal government customers to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public with advanced technologies and quality analysis. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest end-to-end cloud infrastructure, big data and cyber capabilities. Our expertise in cross-domain and boundary solutions, network analytics, DevOps and low-to-high development is unique in our industry. We develop and deliver innovative products and applications that are deployed in highly sensitive customer environments and have broad applications for federal missions.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

As a Mid-Level Linux Infrastructure Engineer with Networking Experience, you will play a pivotal role in actively shaping and expanding our infrastructure within a dynamic research environment. Your responsibilities go beyond traditional troubleshooting, encompassing the engineering of solutions to extend researchers' capabilities, empowering them to expand and succeed in their research endeavors. You will be a key contributor in resolving technical challenges within Linux and Windows environments through various channels, including phone, email, chat, and ticketing systems (JIRA/Confluence). This role not only involves supporting daily IT operational activities but also making substantial contributions and allows you to help propose and engineer solutions to specific research projects and needs.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
  • Hands-on experience with Linux and/or Windows
  • Hands-on experience with Active Directory
  • Experience providing systems and application support for large networks, including hardware and software support, creating and maintaining Active Directory and Unix accounts, and resolving tickets in a timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong emphasis on customer service
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP protocols; understanding, analyzing, and troubleshooting
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to the latest virtualization and networking technologies.
  • Six (6) years of experience in application prototype development
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a related discipline, or a Master's Degree with four (4) years of experience, or a Ph.D. with zero (0) years of experience. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an additional four (4) years of experience is required for a total of 10 years.
  • Proactive and adaptable mindset, with the ability to think outside the box to solve complex problems.
  • Actively engage in engineering solutions to enhance researchers' capabilities and contribute to their success.
  • Challenge yourself to continually learn the latest technologies and leverage that knowledge to present use cases on how these technologies will further research

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open-door policy.

Applied Insight provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability or handicap, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.