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Unix Engineer - DevOps
Ref No.: 18-07125
Location: Tampa, Florida
UNIX Engineer

Princeton Information is seeking a UNIX Engineer with strong DevOps skills to join the our clients team and support with accountability for all UNIX engineering related activities while managing various toolsets for Operating System Administration, Performance, Reporting, and monitoring needs in a 24×7 regulated environment. The incumbent will design, and then implement enterprise UNIX server solutions that meet business requirements that are in line with defined strategies, compliance requirements, and fiscal guidelines. The Specialist IS Engineer will be tasked to serve at a subject matter expert (SME) level, and will work with Linux, Solaris, and other new UNIX related technologies introduced into the company environment.

The Specialist IS Engineer will report to the Senior Manager Information Systems based at our client's new facility in Tampa, FL. The Infrastructure Operations team is the global enterprise administration group that manages physical and virtual hosting including private and public cloud hosting options, operating systems, databases, middleware, storage, and backup. The primary UNIX platform supported by this group is Linux with a smaller footprint of Solaris Operating System.

  • Supports the Service Owner, full time employees, and managed service provider in the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of the technology service
  • Ensures service is aligned with the key principles of service ownership which includes: meeting the needs of the business, cost effectiveness, scalability, compliance, reliability, and resilience
  • Manages and administers UNIX Systems, and related services and monitoring systems
  • Contributes to the development of the architecture roadmap for Linux and Solaris and develop technical standards and policies
  • Leads projects from a technical aspect and provide guidance and direction to less experienced technical staff and Managed Service Providers including installations and upgrades of Operating System, backup/recovery strategies, and high availability configurations
  • Monitors security bulletins to obtain information of potential threats; analyze and lead necessary security patch implementations to ensure ongoing system security
  • Implements server automation solutions and enterprise-wide scripts using tools such as Ansible
  • Provides performance analysis and tune systems while utilizing software and hardware tools to identify, analyze, and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting performance
  • Investigates and resolve server related technical issues providing rotational 24×7 On-Call Support at the SME level and assist/lead Root Cause Analysis reviews
  • Accountable for all audit and security compliance issues (company and government regulations) related to Unix platforms
  • Industry Certifications and experience with Linux, Solaris, and clustering systems including Veritas etc.
  • Experience with configuration management tools - Ansible is preferred but experience with Chef or Puppet could also suffice (with Python development)
  • Advanced Python development experience is highly preferred (Automation build)
  • Scripting and ITIL experience and managing regulated systems in Pharma sector
  • Strong understanding of operating system and network tools for troubleshooting performance issues
  • Strong working knowledge on NAS/SAN storage, Clustering and HA configurations
  • Some experience with Windows is highly preferred.
  • Excellent data-driven problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven experience as part of a high performance team skilled in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues
  • Previous demonstrated experience mentoring less experienced UNIX Administrators