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Cloud & Linux Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02007
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/26/2018
Job Title: Cloud & Linux Engineer
Location: Baltimore, MD
Duration: Permanent Placement 
Rate: DOE

 My client is looking for a Cloud & Linux Engineer who would be responsible for the design, build, maintenance and troubleshooting of both public and private cloud infrastructure and related systems.  This position has a strong focus on RHEL, CentOS and Ubuntu operating systems and their related application infrastructure.   As a member of the engineering team, you will collaborate with other highly skilled technical staff who are responsible for engineering of the cloud compute, storage, backup and OS / application layers of my clients overall product stack and internal systems.  This hands-on technical role will require daily interaction with cloud compute platforms and their related systems.  

  • Design, implement and maintain RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, and other open-source software product solutions, for use by cloud and other compute infrastructure.   
  • Plan, execute and assist with ongoing cloud platform migrations with legacy cloud platforms
  • Maintain a strong understanding of emerging hardware and software technologies and their corresponding value to the business strategy and product offering.  
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest hosting / cloud service provider architecture / design methodologies, marketing and technology trends in the hosting and cloud services space. 
  • Assist with the build effort on new public / private / hybrid cloud compute and storage infrastructure from proof of concept through production launch and ongoing maintenance.
  • Lead and provide ongoing administration, maintenance and problem resolution of existing RHEL, CentOS and Ubuntu infrastructure and related software.
  • Lead, develop and maintain effective real-time monitoring systems to ensure proactive responses to server / cloud compute events and maintain uptime standards according to published SLA's
  • Troubleshoot and resolve escalations from the teams support departments within defined OLA's and processes
  • Collect and publish effective KPI's and metrics on real-time and historical monitoring data points.  Use data points to provide effective capacity planning and forecasting of future capital spend.    
  • Effectively collaborate with the development, devops, technical support, provisioning, implementation and sales teams to accomplish cross-departmental projects and tasks.
  • Create and maintain strong vendor relationships.  Negotiate cost effective contracts and renewals as needed.  

  • BS/BA degree coupled with at least two years' relative work experience or the equivalent.  
  • Certifications in Cisco, VMware, NetApp, Nimble, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure technologies a huge plus!
  • Flexibility to be available during non-business hours for projects, maintenance and non-planned emergency events.