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Sr. Red Hat Engineer
Ref No.: 18-75927
Location: Raritan, New Jersey
Start Date: 10/12/2018
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Sr. Red Hat Engineer
Immediate Hire

Benefit: Position eligible for: Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision) - Competitive Hourly Rate - PTO/Vacation Time - Paid Holidays - Direct Deposit - 401K plan - Overtime Eligible

Location: Raritan, NJ 08869??

Job Requirements:
  • Must have RHEL infrastructure design, engineering and automation experience.
  • Sr. Red Hat Engineer / Architect with 5+ years of Hands-on experience designing, managing & administrating Red Hat Linux 6 & 7 platforms in physical and virtual environments.
  • Strong scripting background: Shell / Bash /Perl /Python / etc.
  • Experience with Automation /configuration management tools: Chef Enterprise
  • Experience with Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment CI-CD methodology using tools such as Jenkins
  • Source control /Version Control experience: GIT, Atlassian Bitbucket
  • RHEL certification and other industry certification will be preferred
  • Strong communication skills required
Following tasks will be ongoing not necessarily in this order but a subset of tasks at various times depending on need

Work will be performed at a customer site in Raritan, NJ
  • Configuring, designing, documenting, and implementing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and 7 instances (bare metal and virtualized) taking into account the following:
o Kernel parameters o IDs and user groups o Access methods
o Boot process
o File systems and mount points
o Storage
o Swap space
o Update processes
o Gold disk build and standards
o Disk type and layout
o Disk redundancy and zoning
o File systems o Swap space o SAN boot
o Security requirements
o Build and test (scripts) / process required in (BASH & PERL)
o Required drivers list
o Required packages list
o Requirements for grub2 against legacy grub
o NTP configuration and daemons
o Required environment relative to SAP and Oracle needs
o IQ/OQ development
o Infrastructure design
o Required network and VLANs o Power sources for redundancy o Firewall rules
o Provisioning
o Testing of RHEL 7 systems
  • Preparing and providing an Engagement Journal containing the design parameters for each RHEL instance, plus engagement activities, outcomes, and recommendations for next steps
  • Determine changes and updates in order to provide an Autobuild for new virtual and physical RHEL 7.x servers, including:
  • Review RHEL 7.x configuration based on the hardware that will be included in the new Pods (C7000 enclosures with BL460 Gen 9 servers, 3PAR 7400 storage array, Brocade Fiber Channel network connection)
  • Assist with the identification of the configuration parameters, data, services, and latest packs for the OS.
  • Assist with the identification of the RHEL7.x installation process
  • Assist with the identification of the software required to support and monitor the server images to confirm integration of RHEL 7.x with existing Pharmaceutical ITS tools.
  • Assist with the identification of the backup software required for the server images to confirm integration with existing Pharmaceutical ITS backup for RHEL 7.x.
  • Confirm compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and mandates that Pharmaceutical must follow.
  • Confirm compliance with existing Pharmaceutical RHEL standards.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to allow automated provisioning into Pharmaceutical's private cloud, SDDC.
  • Build and execute test scripts to support unit testing of the RHEL 7.x configuration for the physical and virtual environment. Pharmaceutical will provide the existing scripts for RHEL which will be used as the starting point for the creation of RHEL 7.x scripts by Supplier.
  • Test the Autobuild deployment using the installation guide
  • Verify OS operation and configuration per requirements for the Autobuilds
  • Verify instructions in the installation guide
  • Update RHEL test scripts for compatibility
  • Execute test scripts for agents included in the Autobuild and report results
  • Execute test scripts for RHEL 7.x configuration for Oracle and SAP in the Autobuild
  • Execute scripts to configure RHEL 7.x for SAP and Oracle and report results
  • Work with respective agent owners to resolve installation errors contained in the Autobuilds, if necessary.
  • Work with SAP and Oracle owners to resolve RHEL 7.x configuration errors resulting from the Autobuild, if necessary.