Linux Systems Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

The role is responsible to provide operations, maintenance, and enhancement support for a distributed system of Red Hat Linux based servers with RHEV virtualization. In this position you will perform daily duties of backups, maintenance on applications and OS, patching, tuning and troubleshooting. You will configure system based on requested changes. Follow CM process to effectively manage environment changes. You will be on-call, as required during the year, supporting mission critical systems (on call rotation). You will also provide necessary instruction and documentation for change requests, installing operating systems, loading (installing) COTS products, and configuring operating systems and COTS products. You must possess knowledge of tracking and analyzing performance and resource utilization of the assigned systems, and have experience in recommending changes, upgrades, and enhancements based on the technical analysis. You will also architect and implement changes and enhancements to the operational system.
Job Location(s): National
Employment Type: Full Time

Skills and Qualifications:

Proficiency in supporting Red Hat Enterprise Linux and must provide a full range of hardware, software and network support for production, test, and development environments for the large government customer.
Strong understanding of Linux / RHEL / CentOS fundamentals, performance tuning, and troubleshooting.
Configuration and troubleshooting of SAN fabrics (zoning, wwn, etc.).
Good understanding of common storage solutions: de-duplication, compression, snapshotting, cloning, and DR practices.
Experience in system design, implementation and support of servers, storage, network, enterprise application and supporting technologies.
Ability to manage and maintain environments using RHN Satellite to kickstart, deploy, update, and monitor Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
Possess strong background managing virtualization environments using RHEV and KVM.
Strong network administration experience including ability to manage router and switch configurations.
Strong scripting skills (Python, Perl, bash, etc.) to design and implement automation within the infrastructure.
Experience with SSL Certificate management and configuration, including certificate generation.
Ability to install/configure Internet services and protocols such as DNS, NTP, SMTP, LDAP/AD, DHCP, and HTTP
Experience with Redhat IDM/IPA domain controller and/or RH Directory Server/LDAP.
Ability to support the identification, classification, remediation, and mitigation of system vulnerabilities.
Strong customer support and technical support experience with ability to think independently and be detail oriented; exhibit a high level of initiative and self-confidence, along with strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrate excellent time management skills.
Ability to evaluate solutions/ideas from customer and other team members and provide critical feedback so optimal solutions are deployed to the environment.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred, and 7 – 10 years of related experience. Red Hat certifications preferred.
Red Hat Certification(s) (RHCSA/RHCE/RHCA/RHCVA)
Experience with Blade server systems.
Ability to provide administration and guidance for Cloud services.
Good understanding of NIST/FISMA compliance and IT security/risk management.
Administering SE Linux and maintaining iptable configurations.
Deploying and configuring Enterprise Web Server appliances.
Installing and configured RHEL/COTS/vendor applications in the Linux environment
Experience with critical IT infrastructure component monitoring (system metrics, network protocols, applications, services, servers, and network infrastructure) with a background using Nagios or HP OpenView/NNM a plus.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

3 years Drupal development. Word Press and other CMS experience is a plus
1-3 years Mobile responsive design experience
3 years Adobe Design Suite - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. - and experience creating custom graphics