Job Description:

**Job Id**


Job Title

Linux IT Engineer – Clearance Required (Boulder, CO) (Security Clearance Needed)

Post Date




Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Government at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qgov

Job Area

Information Technology


Colorado – Boulder

Job Overview

QUALCOMM’s Cyber Security Solutions (QCSS) division develops special products based on its wireless terrestrial and satellite communication technologies for the military, federal, local, and foreign governments. QCSS also does specialized work for the US government based on QUALCOMM’s core technologies.

**Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance.**

This position will reside in a team that provides comprehensive information technology support to our government programs. An ideal candidate will be a self-starter, customer service oriented, adaptable, great communicator, and have a desire to learn and implement information technology systems in various environments.


+ Provide comprehensive, multi-disciplined IT support to QCSS classified and unclassified networks

+ Recommend solutions in accordance with USG recommendations

+ Evaluate and implement new technologies

+ Perform upgrades, new installations, enhancements and configuration changes

+ Monitor daily operations and troubleshoot problems

+ Develop and maintain infrastructure documentation

+ Provide on-call or after hours support as needed

+ Must be detail oriented to work in classified environment

+ Must be able to interact with Engineering Leads and Engineers in meetings and individually for planning on-going supportSuccessful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

+ Ability to understand and continually optimize services from the infrastructure up to the application level

+ Data management skills

+ Focus on business outcomes

+ Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications

+ 3+ years of experience in IT in the high-tech or government contractor industries with experience supporting both unclassified and classified environments.

+ 3+ years of experience in Linux administration, preferably with Ubuntu and RedHat Enterprise

+ 3+ years of experience with CRM core concepts and development workflow: develop, code review, merge and integration, and release

+ 3+ years of experience with core scripting languages (Python, Shell) used for task automation including an understanding of networking concepts and the OSI model

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding and ability to continuously optimize systems and services from the infrastructure up to the application level

Experience with:

+ Splunk administration, query language, regex, dashboarding, reporting, etc

+ Working knowledge of Configuration Management tools (Puppet, Chef…)

+ Working knowledge of source control tools (git)

+ Ability to debug / optimize code and automate routine tasks

+ Ability to engineer solutions from conception to production

+ Working knowledge of incremental code testing and deployment methodologies/strategies

+ Network protocols (e.g., IPSec, SSL, HSRP, Spanning Tree, 802.11)

+ VLANs, VRFs, and subnetting

+ Application layer firewalls, preferably from Cisco and Palo Alto Networks***** Ideal/Preferred candidate has an active Top Secret clearance. Active Secret or previous security clearance also highly considered *****The ideal candidate will have the following HIGHLY DESIRED abilities:

+ Strong familiarity in administering Ubuntu based LAMP stacks

+ In-depth understanding of operational concepts related to alerting, monitoring, logging

+ Systematic problem-solving approach

+ Has a sense of ownership and drive

+ Has worked closely with development teams to optimize systems/services

+ Ability to approach problems in a flexible and creative manner

+ Ability to define and measure improvements by understanding usage patterns

+ Understanding of network ecosystems as a whole- how IT disciplines are tied together and their relative purpose

+ Strong desire to continuously improve (both themselves and the environments they support)

+ Ability to thrive and successfully work in a fun, fast-paced, dynamic environment

+ Understands the importance of documentation

+ Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and organizational skills including personnel development

+ Effective time management skills

+ Hold a passion for automation and technology

+ Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools

Education Requirements

Preferred: Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks & Systems, Information Technology or equivalent experience

EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.

About Qualcomm

Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.