The Linux Systems Engineer will work in the Core Infrastructure Team, which is responsible for the planning, management, operation, design, and monitoring of the core IT infrastructure that provides the Department of Safeguards with highly available and secured information. The Linux Systems Engineer will act as a technical lead for projects and providing technically-sound support to enhance and maintain Linux based systems, with the objective of achieving highly reliable, well performing, and secure systems. The selected candidate will use automation and development skills to create and automate processes to consistently deliver and support Linux based IT services in accordance with the Department's agile-based solution development methodology. The Linux Systems Engineer will also play a significant technical role in supporting and developing and providing platforms for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Integration oriented projects within the Department of Safeguards. Furthermore, the Linux System Engineer helps data scientists in provisioning of connected data sources ensuring compliance to data governance and security standards. 


  • Provide expert planning, architecture, design, implementation and operations of Linux based systems in a Hyperconverged, virtualized multi-site environment with emphasis on supporting Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning oriented, and GPU intensive applications.
  • Proactively assess, propose, design, conduct proof of concepts and pilot projects for highly available solutions and optimizations that can bring benefit to the operations and security of the Department's Linux systems with emphasis on high-availability, business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Guide, support and coordinate contractors and other engineering professionals in system architecture design, change implementation, daily operations and troubleshooting.
  • Proactively implement and operate all existing and new Linux systems and related components to ensure software, hardware and architectural compatibility with respect to the Department's security, operational, availability and life cycle requirements and policies.
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability in both Linux system design and operations in collaboration with the Department’s IT security team and provide expert insight to support security and operations specialists as part of an incident response team.
  • Create and maintain architectural, operational and inventory documentation and coordinate procurement activities related to the Department's Linux system infrastructure, including maintenance, support and warranty.


This assignment (Cost-Free Expert) is funded by the U.S. government (Dept. of State) and priority will be given to U.S. citizens. Initial contract duration is for two years with the potential to be extended to a maximum of five years.

  • Advanced university degree in computer science, information systems or related field.
  • A first level university degree (bachelor) in computer science, information systems or other related field with three additional years of relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of seven years of work experience as a Systems Engineer with at least five of those years supporting Linux systems.
  • Recent experience with configuring, updating, managing and monitoring Linux systems.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of VMware based virtualization platforms and the setup and operations of containers.
  • Experience and expert knowledge of Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Experience with architecting and implementation of business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Experience with databases and other information systems. 
  • Experience with data science is an asset. 
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