Senior IT Systems Engineer

Website OpalStaff

We have a full-time role as a Senior IT Systems Engineer at our facility in Columbia MD.

The Senior IT Systems Engineer will be an instrumental part of a highly technical team in managing and modernizing an existing IT infrastructure. This hands-on position requires an experienced individual to install, upgrade, patch, and manage software in a VMware environment. The systems engineer will work with and troubleshoot server hardware. Additional duties include backups, disaster recovery, updates, and other technology-driven solutions in a fast-paced, multi-site (node) environment.

  • Participate in all phases of the software and systems lifecycles, emphasizing system maintenance, configuration, integration, and information assurance.
  • Interface with users to determine computer system functional requirements
  • Design, test, and develop systems and components to meet end-user needs
  • Document requirements, designs, test results, and procedures
  • Configure, install, test, and troubleshoot computer network components and equipment
  • Deliver quality performance metrics
  • Proactively manage capacity planning of all production hardware servers and storage.
  • Analyze technical needs, requirements, and state of the server, storage, and virtualization infrastructure design, integration, and operations.
  • Perform regular audits of IT infrastructure to ensure optimal performance
  • Support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and Internet Systems
  • Lead efforts to configure Firewalls, routers, switches, and VPNs
  • Manage personnel operating an Enterprise service desk
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Potential to work remotely two to three days weekly per management approval

Education Requirement: A Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline, such as Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Information Systems, or an equivalent amount of education and experience. Relevant IT/Cyber Security certifications are required or can be attained within six months of hire.

Experience Requirement: Must possess a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience. Must have a practical, hands-on, working knowledge of the setup and configuration of IT infrastructure and computer networks in conjunction with applicable system engineering skills. DOD Secret clearance or higher, or the ability to obtain.


We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan. We also offer paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition assistance for furthering your education, and short-term and long-term disability. In addition to our 11 holidays and generous vacation schedule, the company has an established compressed workweek schedule in which all employees work a 9/80 schedule (80 hours worked in 9 days) which enables the company to close every other Friday.

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