DevOps Engineer – Senior System Engineer (Unix)

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Published: November 6, 2017
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VantageLinks is a dedicated Information Technology (IT) staffing company supporting our clients with all their IT Needs. We currently have an opening for a DevOps Engineer - Senior System Engineer (Unix) with one of our premier clients.

THIS IS A DIRECT ROLE WITH OUR CLIENT. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT H1B CANDIDATES AND PLEASE NO STAFFING AGENCIES.

Position Purpose:
Provide technical support for the Company Server environment and associated applications

  • Perform daily tasks to ensure the stability and optimization of the server environment, which includes proactively identifying potential system issues before they become a problem, working with team members in deciding a resolution, and implementing the agreed upon resolutions
  • Responsible for maintenance of the operating systems on all Corporate servers, end user support, monitoring system usage and performance, patching, management of backup and recovery of the operating system and third-party applications, file-system management, process automation, server installation/configuration, and third-party application support including installations and configurations
  • Interface with business users and stakeholders to determine needs
  • Review operational and organizational changes, assess how these changes will affect the server environment and incorporate the changes into the system architecture, as needed
  • Coordinate, test, and implement all enhancements or new releases of the Operating Systems and business critical software
  • Monitor, analyze, and evaluate system utilization to ensure the appropriate and efficient use of applications and system resources

Job specific responsibilities:

  • Accelerate digital transformation through consultative engagements with internal app, dev, infrastructure and operations teams.
  • Work with business facing units to learn Company’s business opportunities and challenges. Deliver
  • IT enabled innovation and ‘engineer away’ toil.  Improve distributed system reliability, performance and operability.
    Automate tasks to improve responsiveness, ensure stability and enhance security of Company’s IT systems.
  • Incubate, implement and support transformative technology catalysts such as Configuration Management, log analytics, CI/CD and versioning systems
  • Coordinate, test, and implement all enhancements or new releases of systems and business critical software
  • Monitor, analyze, and evaluate system utilization to ensure the appropriate and efficient use of applications and system resources
  • Accelerate digital transformation to enhance business opportunities through consultative engagements with internal infrastructure, operations, app and dev teams.
  • Facilitate distributed system reliability and scalability – and serve as a change agent for - DevOps and SRE methodologies.
  • Automate repeatable tasks to improve responsiveness, ensure stability and enhance security of Company’s IT systems.
  • Leverage value focused systems thinking, continuous feedback and continual experimentation to develop shared values and catalyze innovation.
  • Incubate, implement and drive adoption of transformative technology catalysts - such as versioned programmatic infrastructure, configuration management, CI/CD and continuous feedback/monitoring systems – through consultative internal engagements.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of related experience.
  • System administration experience on UNIX/Linux Operating Systems.
  • Advanced skill level with most Operating System commands/utilities.
  • Advanced understanding of clustering concepts, backup solutions, patching, system security standards, and virtualization technologies.
  • Ability to solve complex problems in area of expertise.

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Must have experience working in a DevOpps environment Experience with Programmatic infrastructure (infrastructure code) End to end service delivery (automation fully configure) DSO Domain specific languages, object oriented languages.

What are the nice-to-have skills?
Python Ruby on rails

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