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Senior Linux Automation Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03934
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 120,000.00 - 130,000.00 /Year
Position Summary:
The Senior Linux Automation Engineer will be responsible for the management Linux/Unix Server infrastructure. S/he will provide 24 x 7 support of engineering solutions in both physical and virtual environments. S/he will design and configure Linux systems, and will handle all upgrades and security patches to application and OS based on agreed-upon maintenance windows. S/he will implement changes and/or new features to support and secure the Windows/Unix infrastructure based on direction and guidance from the Unix Operations Engineering team.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Application integration, architecture, engineering and support of the MCIT computing systems.
  • 24 x 7 support of Medical Center-based systems and related systems.
  • Design, implement, and support the MCIT computing systems, including both physical and virtual systems, and perform configuration, maintenance, support, and engineering tasks
  • Support MCIT application development, including determining required patches, packages, permissions, software, etc.,
  • Coordinate with Security, Unix Operations/Engineering, and other teams to ensure standards are maintained when systems are customized to support MCIT development efforts
  • Production support of new engineering solutions.
  • Standardization and automation of systems.
  • Perform routine systems admin functions to maintain all Linux servers
  • Recommend, design and implement systems management and automation solutions
  • Design, configure and tune highly-available Linux systems
  • Assist in implementing, executing, maintaining, and documenting proper DR and BC procedures
  • Participate in deployments, upgrades and maintenance
  • Maintain the patch levels of all OS and application patches on all systems using automated systems
  • Manage technical projects ensuring best-practices, quality of work and meeting deadlines
  • Assist with management of virtualization environment
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.
  • 4+ years' experience engineering and supporting UNIX/Linux (RHEL/Ubuntu) in a large-scale environment.
  • Experience supporting computing technologies for researchers (experience within a healthcare environment is preferred)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including ability to do presentations and communicate technical information in English to senior IT management
  • Experience supporting researchers' development efforts, custom applications, etc
  • Ability to be on-call 24×7
  • Demonstrated experience with advanced configurations such as high availability, clusters, virtualization, performance tuning, etc.
  • Experience working within a dynamic R&D environment – Git / Mercurial (source control)
  • Experience researching, evaluating, and supporting new technologies
  • Experience supporting enterprise-class applications and databases
  • Experience deploying Linux on x86 rack-mount server and blade platforms
  • Experience connecting Linux systems to enterprise storage, and understanding of appropriate use cases for SAN and NAS
  • Experience connecting Linux systems to TCP/IP networks, configuring, troubleshooting, tuning, etc.
  • Experience with server virtualization technologies
  • Strong scripting skills with experience in Perl, Python, PHP, Bash or other scripting languages
  • Implemented automatic configuration system (ansible, puppet, chef, cfengine, etc.)
  • Strong Linux security skills/experience
  • Experience setting up and deploying systems with Red Hat Satellite.
  • Solid knowledge of networking and internet technologies – TCPIP, DNS, DHCP, etc.
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