Position Description

Field Engineer (Linux)
Location Vienna, VA
Required Clearance Level TS/SCI
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Would you like to perform rewarding work while contributing to the success of an established, growing company? Navstar is an award-winning organization that has a proven track record of successfully providing IT services and solutions both as a prime and sub-contractor on mission focused IT programs. Our employees are integral players in support of mission-critical programs focused on our National Security.

Additionally, Navstar has a job requirement for our employees to be fully vaccination prior to their first day of employment and verification must be provided in accordance with Navstar policy.

Role Description:

The Field Engineer will deploy, install, and maintain a high-profile system that is deployed in over 150 locations worldwide. This is a fast-paced program that requires someone who works well in a dynamic environment. Position requires travel to war zones and other locations. Travel will be 50%-60% OCONUS. The Field Engineer represents the program and its Customer on OCONUS deployments.The Field Engineer is responsible for procedural input to the planning, preparation, and execution of all TDY missions. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of the hardware suite to include the initial integration of the peripherals and the loading of the baseline software.
  • Configuring and optimizing the system to the specifications of the host nation.
  • Providing on-the-job training to host nation personnel.
  • Providing feedback to the Customer and Engineering staff on the performance of the fielded system and recommended improvements.
  • Providing subject matter expertise to the engineering staff during the System Development Life Cycle leading up to the deployment of a new baseline.
  • Providing onsite analysis when problems occur outside the normal operations during deployment and provide input to the Engineering and Operations and Maintenance staff to resolve system anomalies.
  • Providing input/support to Operations and Maintenance activities when not actively involved in deployment activities.
  • Works as a team lead in a forward area when the situation requires.
  • Responsible for the technical direction, leadership, and training of less experienced staff.
  • Must have the ability to complete complex assignments without direction and direct those engineers that are more junior.
  • Ensures that systems are implemented in a very tight time frame and within budget.
  • Work performed is time and mission critical.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in an appropriate technical field or 10+ years of general engineering experience.
  • Strong background in Linux engineering/administration.
  • Possess a good understanding of the system development life cycle.
  • General understanding of the SAR customer organizational structure and methods.
  • Must have 3 years’ experience in general engineering or IT disciplines.
  • Must have 3 years of experience in Unix/Linux Shell Scripting (Bash, C-Shell, Korn Shell).
  • Must have familiarity with SQL syntax and query logic.
  • Successful candidate must be willing and able to lift 50 pounds.
  • To be eligible for this role you must hold an active TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph clearance.

COVID-19 Considerations:

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with the Company’s vaccination verification procedures, is required for this position, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

About Navstar

For 20 years Navstar has provided high-quality Innovative Technology Services and Solutions throughout the Intelligence Community. We would not have achieved the success we have without the best AllStar team; this is not just a place to work, Navstar is a community. At Navstar everything we do revolves around listening to both our customers and employees, delivering the results they expect, and being a trusted partner as both a prime and subcontractor. We have proven track record of successfully providing innovative technology services and solutions on highly mission-focused programs; all while enjoying what we do at the same time. Security is our priority; together, we will make the nation a safer place.

Benefits at Navstar

  • Highly Competitive Health Care Premiums, including 100% employer paid for employee
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Generous PTO and Federal Holiday Paid Leave
  • Employer Paid STD/LTD
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K plan and Employer Match
  • Referral and Opportunity Referral Programs
  • Professional Development Assistance

Navstar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Navstar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, U.S. veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.