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IT Infrastructure Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00566
Location: Redwood City, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 04/26/2018
IT INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER
REDWOOD CITY, CA


Project Description:
To serve as a key contributor to support the infrastructure on-premises and cloud for the Discovery IT organization at Redwood City. The main function of the role is to support new technology initiatives and implement leading-edge technologies with best practices, including hybrid cloud technologies, AWS-cloud migrations, high density computing platform, software defined data center and scientific workflows for research applications.
  • Provide system-level expertise on Linux operating systems such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, to enable Discovery IT operations at Redwood City, including Cloud integration.
  • Provide support to research computing infrastructure as part of the team, involving servers, workstations, storage systems, networking, IaaS elements and applications.
  • Work with key clients in scientific research areas to deliver HPC services, system customization, performance tuning and optimization, proof-of-concept prototyping and deliver new capabilities.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • This position is located for onsite work in Redwood City, CA. Some off-hours work will be required.
  • 3-5 years of strong experience, or more, in supporting and managing Linux systems in professional environment(s).
  • Experience in hands-on and remote administration for x86_64 servers.
  • Red Hat Linux or CentOS, including X-servers is a must.
  • Experience in UNIX SHELL, Perl and Python is required.
  • Understanding of NAS protocols (SMB/CIFS and NFS) from both the server- and the client- ends.
  • Must be able to program in a shell language; must be able to perform software compilation and installation activities.
  • Must have proficient TCP/IP networking understanding.
  • 2 years of experience using AWS cloud services. Knowledge of EC2, EBS & S3 required. Familiarity with any RDS service preferred.
  • Ability to troubleshoot storage related issues on both Linux and Windows platforms, Mac's optional.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a contributor in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in managing high performance compute infrastructure in the data center including high speed network switches, standalone servers, high density blade servers, NAS and object storage.
  • Working knowledge of configuring systems environment for databases such as MySQL and Postgress.
  • Experience supporting blocks based storage and Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN switches, and familiarity with multi-pathing and other high availability configurations on server side.
  • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies such as VMware.
  • Working knowledge of Linux Containers such as Docker.
  • Working knowledge of Backup technologies.
  • Experience with the transfer of data to/from cloud offerings such as AWS S3.

This 6+ month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Jennifer: jennifer@alphaconsulting.com

ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #18-00566
MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE