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1540 - Systems Engineer

Radford, Virginia
U.S. Citizenship


  • Administers various backend services for external customers (e.g. WebDAV, SVN, customer accounts, etc.)
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Stack development responsibilities including performing code reviews and working with version control and change management systems to release customer code to production.
  • Systems Administration responsibilities including maintaining web and database server environments, and working with web developers to secure, optimize, and test hosting configurations and troubleshooting performance issues.
  • Responds to security incident reports and conducts vulnerability scanning of both static code and active websites.
  • Administers customers' Akamai properties and interfaces with Akamai technicians.
  • Provides on-call support and occasional travel to customer sites.


  • Security+ Certification
  • A second Computing Environment Certification within 6 months of hire. (Linux+, Network+, Microsoft Certifications, etc.)
  • Up-to-date knowledge and strong experience with PHP, related frameworks (e.g. Laravel, Lumen, etc.), and Content Management Systems (e.g. Expression Engine or Drupal).
  • Strong experience working with Linux.
  • Automation experience using BASH, PHP, Ruby, or Python.
  • Version control experience with SVN and GIT.
  • Experience with code integration and improving security of 3rd party APIs (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).
  • Experience with cross-browser HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, multi-platform desktop and mobile website development using PHP frameworks.
  • Strong experience debugging PHP and JavaScript.
  • Experience setting up and customizing a local web development environment.
  • Self-supportive debugging and problem-solving skills including cross- browser and OS compatibility.
  • The ability to assist in gathering requirements and project specifications, when required.
  • Communication skills to relay project status with the team and managers and produce deliverables.


  • Experience with security vulnerability scanning and penetration testing of websites manually and using automated tools (e.g. Fortify, Burp Suite, Skipfish).
  • Experience working in a government environment.
  • Experience with W3C Web Standards and knowledge of 508c compliance.
  • Experience working with cloud environments (AWS, Azure).


  • U.S. Citizenship required