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Strong Linux Administration with DevOps 
Ref No.: 18-73431
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 10/04/2018
  • Engineer server templates and service blueprints within a 24/7 always on multi-tier Linux application delivery environment, both on-prem and hosted at varied cloud providers via the VMWare vRealize tool suite. 
  • Technically design, implement, augment, and manage infrastructure tools and configurations within our enterprise environment. 
  • Manage, support, and optimize automation for infrastructure services utilizing central configuration management, DevOps CI/CD tools (Jenkins, Atlassian suite), custom scripting, and the VMWare vRealize vRA/vRO tool suite with NSX. 
  • Manage and troubleshoot MySQL database services. 
  • Optimize L3+ team's workload by creating automation and/or drafting SOP documents for execution by our operations group's L1/L2 staff. 
  • Linux system engineering and administration (RedHat), performance optimization, and implementation of HA/FT, while meeting security standards. 
  • Technically design and instrument monitoring tools, to provide comprehensive visibility into managed services and components. 
  • Forecast capacity needs and propose options for accommodating trends of server systems, virtualization environment, and cloud hosted Linux services. 
  • Troubleshoot escalations for physical or virtual hardware, hypervisor, operating system, and application software problems. 
  • Collaboratively work with peer teams to diagnose root cause and resolutions for escalated problems. 
  • Present technical designs for peer, Security, and Change Advisory Board review, along with contributions to broader project efforts. 
  • Work closely with IT application development teams, supporting their agile development lifecycle and (monthly) releases, as well as any urgent bugfix releases, participating in their frequent stand-up meeting cadence. 
  • B.S. Engineering / C.S. / MIS degree highly desirable. 
  • In-depth knowledge (5+ years) of Linux (Redhat/CentOS) administration and multi-tier application production operations. 
  • In-depth knowledge (5+ years) of VMWare ESX/ESXi, with working or stronger knowledge of vRealize Orchestration, Automation & NSX. 
  • Strong experience designing & instrumenting Linux monitoring, tuning, troubleshooting, and security hardening.  Same for VMWare a plus. 
  • Strong knowledge of Linux system engineering fundamentals.  Same for VMWare a plus. 
  • Strong working experience managing MySQL database services. 
  • Strong knowledge and experience designing, implementing, and managing services targeted for hybrid cloud deployment (private cloud + Amazon AWS). 
  • Working knowledge of MS Azure a plus. 
  • Working knowledge of common cryptographic technologies (ex: SSL, TLS, levels of each) 
  • Experience with Tomcat, Java, CI/CD tools (Jenkins or equivalent), DNS, LDAP, NFS, SNMP, & load balancers. 
  • Experience with system configuration management tools (Puppet, or equivalent). 
  • Scripting skills in a common language (BASH Shell, Python, Ruby, or Perl) a must. 
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical and troubleshooting skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team. 
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be proactive, able to work with little to no supervision, detailed oriented and possess a strong work ethic. 
Must be willing to work some weekend shifts in support of maintenance and participate in on-call rotation duties. Must have operations experience in 24x7 environments