• Infrastructure Automation Engineer-Linux/Unix ($2,000 sign-on bonus!)

    Job Locations US-MN-Eagan
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/17/2018 10:49 AM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


    NikSoft is currently conducting a search for Senior Infrastructure Automation Engineersto join our federal client infrastructure team. The successful candidate will experience an unparalleled large-scale enterprise environment with 1000+ physical servers, 10s of 1000s of virtual servers, supporting 35 Peta Bytes of storage capacity, 200,000+ desktops and laptops, running 100s of mission critical business applications, processing $60+ Billion in annual revenue. Join the NikSoft team to scale up your career to the next level.


    • The candidate will provide Unix/Linux based infrastructure architecture, design, and implementation support.
    • The candidate will provide expert level infrastructure management and automation support.
    • Perform as primary Linux/Unix Systems Administrator in a large enterprise environment.
    • Perform Patch management tasks to include: maintaining current knowledge of available patches, deciding what patches are appropriate for particular systems, ensuring that patches are installed properly, testing systems after installation, and documenting all associated procedures
    • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.
    • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
    • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
    • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
    • Develop, document, and automate technical processes and procedures as needed.
    • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases


    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
    • 2+ years of hands-on infrastructure automation experience in a Linux/Unix environment.
    • Experience with one or more open source tools compatible with Linux/Unix patch automation.
    • Hands on experience with change automation and orchestration.
    • Proficient in scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Bash, Ruby, etc.)
    • Hand on experience with troubleshooting and diagnoses of hardware and software problems.
    • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware and software in a large-scale enterprise environment.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
    • US Citizenship and US based residency for the past 5 years required to qualify for the government clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Hands on experience working with Ansible (Ansible Modules, Ansible Playbooks, APIs).
    • Experience working in an Agile and DevOps environment.
    • Hands on experience with Puppet, Chef, and/or SaltStack.


    **Must be able to obtain a Government Sensitive Clearance (US Citizenship or Permanent Residence/Green Card status required) Must not have travelled outside of the US for a combined period of 6 months (or longer) within the last 5 years.**




    NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



    NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit




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