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Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  221282


Bechtel is looking for a Systems Engineer for our Reston, VA location. The Global Datacenter Engineering team assesses, researches and designs infrastructure technologies for our globally-dispersed datacenters. Members work closely with peer organizations during development and testing. We embrace the principles of DevOps.

We are looking for someone with excellent task management and follow up skills—someone who plans and prioritizes multiple tasks, who can create a work breakdown structure, and who can clearly communicate progress on tasks.


Systems Required and Desired:


Server OS

Required: Strong understanding of Windows server OS’s (2012, 2016, 2019)

Desired: An understanding of Linux as well, especially RHEL 6/7, Oracle Linux 7


Required: VCP or equivalent experience

Desired: An advanced understanding of VMware networking


Required: Server hardware experience

Desired: Cisco UCS


Required: Solid understanding of Ethernet, TCP/IP, VLANs


Required: Proof-of-concept studies



  • Mid- to senior-level programming/ scripting in two languages (see *)
  • Strong skills in Windows PowerShell (see *)


  • Ansible/Ansible Tower, or other desired state tools
  • Basic knowledge of SQL queries
  • Automation in some of these contexts: Windows, Linux, VMware PowerCLI, Active Directory, REST API’s, storage automation, ILOs/DRACs
  • Experience automating VM provisioning. For example, some of these: ServiceNow, IPAM, IaaS, PaaS, Azure


Basic Qualifications:

Level 1:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Information Technology from an accredited college/university and at least 5+ years of experience; or in lieu of degree 9+ years of experience

Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Information Technology from an accredited college/university and at least 7+ years of experience or in lieu of degree 13+ years of experience

* Alternatively: strong and verifiable academic training in Computer Science, making it easy to pick up new languages

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.