Metron Aviation
  • 06-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Herndon, VA, USA
  • 110000-150000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Metron Aviation, an Airbus subsidiary, is looking to expand its ranks to support the growing need of Air Traffic Management (ATM), product development and mission analysis. Metron Aviation's long-term strategy is to support and accelerate ATM programs that will dramatically improve global airspace capacity, efficiency, and environmental sustainability.

We are seeking a Senior Level IT Engineer with strong system administration skills to be part of a dynamic team. Metron Aviation is a collaborative environment that fosters advanced research, concept exploration, product development and support and interaction with the nation's leading aviation subject matter experts. Metron Aviation prides itself on a work environment where employees can succeed.

Tasks and Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical leadership through the ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and solve complex technical problems across multiple technical disciplines
  • Follow Systems Engineering processes to develop technical solutions to engineering problems, ensuring customer and stakeholder requirements are satisfied
  • Perform site reliability engineering functions such as assessing standards, practices, technologies, and ecosystems, making recommendations for improvements and in support of going forward strategies, and facilitating implementation tasks
  • Develop Systems Engineering artifacts across the product development lifecycle.
  • Develop and document best practices/procedures, risk assessments, contingency planning, and disaster recovery & business continuity planning
  • Write Linux RPM/YUM processes - building new packages, maintaining/updating existing packages and managing software distribution repositories
  • Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of Cisco Switches, Kemp Load Balancers and FortiGate Firewalls
  • System optimization of complex configurations through performance tuning and resource optimization
  • Development of multifaceted shell scripts and reverse engineering of existing scripts and processes


  • Bachelor's Degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related discipline
  • At least 7 years of experience with the following:
    • Linux - Red Hat and CentOS required
    • Advanced Linux shell and BASH scripting experience is required
    • VMWare or Nutanix
    • Switches, routers and/or firewalls
  • Experience in the engineering of enterprise level information technology systems and solutions including needs analysis, alternatives analysis, technical requirements development, and solution implementation
  • Excellent problem solving, issue identification, analytical and technical documentation skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and on a team under pressure with a high level of attention to detail and confidence
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to use learned skills and expertise to support more junior colleagues
  • Candidate should have excellent communication and customer service skills.


  • Experience with the following:
    • SaltStack
    • Red Hat or Cisco certifications a plus
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Experience with writing and deployment of Linux RPM/YUM processes

Interest and/or experience in the Aviation industry with an understanding of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) highly desired but not required.

Metron Aviation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/D/V

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