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Senior Linux Systems Engineer – Ansible or Puppet

Kforce Technology Staffing

This is a Full-time position in Woodbridge Township, NJ posted March 23, 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES Kforce has a client that is seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer in the Bronx, New York or Woodbridge, NJ.

This position can sit from either location, and is offering remote flexibility (not 100).

Summary The Senior Linux Systems Administrator will be responsible for the management LinuxUNIX Server infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will provide 24×7 support of engineering solutions in both physical and virtual environments.

You will design and configure Linux systems, and will handle all upgrades and security patches to application and OS based on agreed-upon maintenance windows.

This person will implement changes andor new features to support and secure the WindowsUNIX 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 24×7 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 OperationsEngineering, 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 REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent 4 years of experience engineering and supporting Linux (RHELUbuntu) in a large-scale environment Must have scripting experience as well as Puppet or Ansible Experience supporting computing technologies for researchers (experience within a healthcare environment is preferred) Strong organizational and analytical skills Experience supporting researchers’ development efforts, custom applications, etc.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Dependability and reliability Methodical and disciplined approach to problem solving Ability to be on-call 24×7 Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with minimal supervision Demonstrated experience with advanced configurations such as high availability, clusters, virtualization, performance tuning, etc.

Experience working within a dynamic RD environment
– GitMercurial (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 TCPIP networks, configuring, troubleshooting, tuning, etc.

Kforce is an Equal OpportunityAffirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.