Paragon Technology Group

  • Senior Systems Engineer

    Job Location US-MD-Lanham
  • Overview

    Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector. Founded in 1997, Paragon has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. Paragon delivers an extensive suite of IT services across the public sector and is renowned for delivering technical excellence in every client engagement.


    The Senior Systems Engineer will be part of a multi-functional team.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

    • Provides assistance and oversight for information systems operations activities supporting software development, testing, and deployment, including computer /communications administration and operations, data entry, data control, operations support, operating systems programming, and system security policy procedures.
    • Applies expert level knowledge of system administration and operations, virtualization technology design, application and management, agile software development methodologies, and industry-standard software development and deployment processes.
    • Plans and designs an organization's systems infrastructure, including the implementation and design of hardware and software.
    • Analyzes, develops, modifies, tests and maintains the system.
    • Verifies and validates systems and meets internal and external requirements. Diagnoses problems and provides recommendations for improvement on existing and new systems.
    • A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent.
    • Designs, builds, and maintains individual and clustered virtual server environments, addressing the needs of multiple, individual customer groups.
    • Manages/coordinates day-to-day planning, design, operations, maintenance, and resource allocation including client server support and strategic and tactical planning.
    • Applies system administration and operation expertise to advise software development teams on optimal design, integration, and implementation of software solutions in development and operating environments.
    • Evaluates system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for software compatibility.
    • Applies current principles and techniques to complete testing, quality assurance review and evaluation of new and existing software products.
    • Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems.
    • Supports, monitors, tests, and troubleshoots system operation and software problems in multi-server, virtual environments. Interfaces with support service groups to ensure proper trouble-shooting and escalation of hardware problems during outages or period of degraded system performance.
    • Performs system backups and recovery. Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity.
    • Manages and maintains network security performance. Ensures that security procedures are implemented and enforced. Prepares activity and progress reports regarding network performance and maintenance.
    • Consults on organizational, procedural, and work-flow plans, methods, and procedures analysis relating to management and operations of the development environment. Analyzes the results of workflow plans, monitors the operating system(s) and recommends changes to improve processing and utilization.
    • Assists with the establishment of policies and procedures pertaining to system management, security, maintenance, and utilization.


    • Bachelor’s degree in related technical field.
    • Minimum of seven years’ experience. 
    • Experience in designing, deploying and managing Applications and associated integrations in Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud. 
    • Experience automating infrastructure provisioning processes with VMware vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator.. 
    • Experience in the implementation of DevOps using source code repositories, binary repositories, deployment tools, and configuration management tools and scripts/workflows utilizing tool APIs. 
    • Experience in Systems Development and Administration in Linux, Windows Environments. 
    • Experience monitoring cloud environments utilizing vRealize Operations Manager. 
    • Experience with enterprise grade Backup technologies and cloud-based recovery strategies. 
    • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment pipelines. 
    • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, JavaScript and using cloud platform APIs. 
    • Experience with Source Code Management with Git and usage of GitLab. 
    • Working knowledge of config management tools (Chef, Puppet & Ansible).
    • Working knowledge of Container management and deployment. 
    • Working knowledge of Cross vCenter NSX design and deployment, Security policy design, NSX Routing design, micro-segmentation and security tags. 
    • Working knowledge of VDI design, deployment and optimizations.  
    • Assist in the configuration, operation and maintenance of the Secure Test Environment (Dell Blades running VMware vSphere, VMware, vCloud Director, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows, SQL server, and Puppet). 
    • Experience with MS SQL 2008, 2014 hardware both servers, Windows, SQL server, Cognos and or JSonar, and other related COTS products. 
    • Create Secure Test Environment Configuration and Operations Guide. 
    • Ensure Knowledge transfer to personnel responsible for the Test Environment. 
    • Ability to obtain IRS Security Clearance. Requires favorable background investigation and National Agency Check to include a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check. 
    • Travel: less than 10%.

    Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.



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