Sr. Software Test Engineer

Centuria Corporation Silver Spring , MD 20901

Posted 6 months ago

Centuria Corporation is seeking a Sr. Software Test Engineer to support The Advance Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) in Silver Spring, MD.

The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is central to the ability of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to predict weather, water, and climate conditions. AWIPS provides NWS with the means to integrate meteorological and hydrological data into a single computer workstation. It draws data from an array of weather sensors, satellites, and numerical forecast guidance, processes and distributes the data to the 122 Weather Forecast Offices, 13 River Forecast Centers, and more than 20 environmental centers nationwide, and dispenses rapid, highly reliable warnings and forecasts of weather events that affect the United States, its territories, or adjacent waters.

Candidate must be a self motivating, skilled individual capable of problem isolation, root cause identification, systems analysis, and other administrative tasks in a Red Hat Linux environment. As part of a small team of engineers, the chosen candidate will participate in supporting and developing the underlying systems for the AWIPS platforms via participation in scrums and field support. The candidate will support efforts such as system provisioning and setup, security patching, configuration management and system hardening. Other duties may include system support services for other areas of the SDLC team, performance monitoring and data analysis, investigation into tools and/or processes which could be utilized to improve efficiency of routine tasks and increase reliability and velocity of system maintenance both in the lab and in the field.

Required Education:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience

Required Skills/Employment Eligibility:

  • MUST BE A US CITIZEN.

  • At least 6years experience in system setup and administration within a Red Hat Linux environment

  • Experience with scripting and actively writing/modifying scripts to improve monitoring or deployment (Python or bash shell)

  • Experience with TCP/IP networking (DNS, DHCP, etc.)

  • Ability to troubleshoot, debug and root cause to the lowest common denominator

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite 6

  • Experience writing and managing puppet modules through Red Hat Satellite

  • Experience with Red Hat IdM product

  • Experience provisioning virtual machines on a KVM hypervisor

  • Experience with RHEV a plus.

  • Experience with AIDE, ArcSight, sar, SELinux, and firewalld

  • Experience with provisioning bare metal servers through kickstart

  • Experience setting up or maintaining a GIT environment

This is a position of public trust and therefore all new hires are subject to and must pass a government security investigation (National Agency Check with Inquiries) as a condition of employment. US Citizenship is required.


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