Systems/Configuration Engineer - Test Lab Infrastructure

Program Overview



  • USDA intends to maintain a development/test environment for CDM tools to ensure the stability of the CDM production system. We are seeking an experienced professional who has prior experience in maintaining a development/test environment utilizing VMware vCenter and ESX, Microsoft Active Directory, PIV Authentication, Microsoft Certificate Services to support various CDM tools such as Forescout, SPLUNK, RSA Archer, Tenable SecurityCenter etc. 

    The individual would be responsible for:

  • Design, implement, and maintain a test/development lab in support for the ASOD CDM deployments
  • Perform backup support of the systems
  • Operate, deploy and maintain systems
  • Operate and maintain the management systems
  • Monitor the health of the equipment
  • Ensure systems are patched when vendor releases new patches using management system
  • Document changes to configuration, operating processes, A&A documentation, Contingency Plan and architectural documentation of ISC
  • Monitor system for configuration changes
  • Manage system configurations through the centralized management system.
  • Create and maintain rudimentary scripts to automate system management in bash, Perl, python and ruby
  • Ensure adherence to ISC Change Management process and procedures
  • Respond to information requests by ISC management
  • Forward documented customer requests to appropriate technical staff
  • Attend meetings at the request of ISC and take notes as requested
  • Notify ISC Management and customers of unscheduled production outages
  • Check for trouble tickets on issues involving system
  • On an as needed basis provide technical input to Audit findings and POA&Ms
  • Provide recovery support, setup and administration (remote and on-site as needed). This may require work outside of normal business hours where standard schedule will be adjusted to accommodate these changes
  • Provide training to Agency customers on the use of the system
  • Provide input to the strategic and tactical planning process upon request
  • Proactively recommend changes and/or enhancements to ISC security applications to provide better efficiency, productivity, stability, and/or cost savings within the larger scope of each projectís design requirements

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