Sayres & Associates
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates LLC (Sayres) is a dynamic business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.

At Sayres, our employees enjoy an atmosphere conducive to realizing their potential through personal and professional development while simultaneously exceeding customers' expectations.

We offer a broad spectrum of technical, engineering, and administrative services including acquisition, financial and program management; fleet synthetic training; logistics; ship construction engineering; systems engineering and integration; wargaming; test and evaluation; security, counterintelligence and policy analysis.

Position is located in San Diego, CA.


The Senior-level Systems Engineer will:

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) throughout all stages of development, integration and test, and system delivery of CANES upgrades
  • Support CANES solution development, test, and integration
  • Develop architecture for containerized workload backup and recovery solution
  • Test and develop solution in DEVINT and formal TEST lab environments
  • Develop automation scripts to streamline the installation and configuration
  • Support development, test, and integration of CANES logging solution
  • Support development, test, and integration of CANES system management solution
  • Support development of installation guides for CANES. This includes automated installation and configuration as well as manual procedures

Education, Work Experience, and Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physical Science
  • Secret clearance
  • DoDI 8570.01 IAT 2 Certifications required (includes OS cert)
  • Minimum of six (6) years experience supporting the engineering of Information Technology systems for a DoD or Government Agency
  • Minimum of four (4) years experience with Linux based operating systems (CentOS/RHEL 6.x/7.x/8.x) to include administration, installation, updates/patches, and troubleshooting
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience with network technologies, including firewalls, routers, and switches
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience with automation tools for infrastructure provisioning and configuration management such as Red Hat Ansible and Hashicorp Terraform
  • Familiar with:
    • Virtualization technology - KVM, VMware, Red Hat Openshift Virtualization (QEMU/KVM)
    • Container technology - Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
    • Deploying and managing a Kubernetes/OpenShift cluster
    • Cluster storage solutions such as Openshift Container Storage/Ceph, VMware vSAN
    • Provisioning and managing persistent volumes for container workloads
    • Handling different data storage types - File system, block, object storage
    • Networking knowledge (TCP/IP, routing, firewalls, virtual networks - i.e., Open vSwitch, VMware vSwitch)
    • Deploying Kubernetes/OpenShift on bare-metal and hypervisor layer
    • Deploying Kubernetes/OpenShift in cloud-based environment - AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Experience with DevOps tools and best practices
  • Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE) and/or Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certifications preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

We are currently supporting operations through COVID based telework protocols and ongoing telework options may be discussed upon interview.

COVID Vaccination Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere to Sayres and Associates LLC's vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated. New employees must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Please note, customer site vaccination requirements, if stricter, will take precedence over Sayres vaccination policy. Prospective employees can submit questions regarding the COVID vaccination policy to


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