Systems Engineer - Linux
RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce has a client in Baltimore, Maryland (MD) seeking a Systems Engineer - Linux to join their team.Responsibilities: Responsibilities include participation in an "on call" rotation and after-hours availability; Assignments include enforcing the IT Operations server standards, policies and procedures, setting up and maintaining user accounts and managing access control Responsible for managing Oracle Enterprise Linux environment (RHEL) Create and maintain documentation on Linux server builds, policies and procedures, ensuring they are accurate and current Responsible for installation of Linux in cloud and virtualized environments, including scripted installation as well as 'Bare-Metal' builds ensuring team standards are maintained Responsible for the implementation of security controls in order to ensure a secure environment Responsible for maintaining and provisioning user accounts utilizing Centrify Server suite Monitoring of all Linux servers within enterprise Provide guidance on best practices for server configuration, patching and system management Provide guidance and insight into the hardening of all Linux servers within the environment Assist the Manager of Platform Operations in ensuring all project related work is performed according to specified timelines and scope ensuring successful outcomes Management of the Cisco UCS environment Management of VMware infrastructure to include installation of ESXi serversCRITICAL SKILLS: 5+ years of background required in the Info Technology field At least three years of background maintaining RHEL Servers At least three years of background maintaining a mission critical enterprise system Must possess an understanding of network storage concepts and solutions (SAN and NAS devices, S3 buckets, etc.) Must possess an understanding of VMware's virtualization topology including VCenter, ESXi Servers, HA, DRS and VMotion Background implementing security best practices associated with the Linux platform A strong understanding of networking is required experience with hardening the Linux operating System to ensure a consistent secure platform Must possess a strong in-depth knowledge of the Linux operating system Must possesses a current understanding of network services and protocols including TCP/IP, DNS, and DHCP services Must have the ability to create and maintain shell (BASH) and Python scripts Background with Centrify Server suite a plus Background with patch deployment associated with the Linux operating system Ability to develop strategic technical documentation and written communications relative to field of ability (policies, process documents, procedural documents, troubleshooting documents, and quick reference guides) Excellent troubleshooting, problem-solving and management expertise Superior customer service skills Project management oriented with ability to lead project planning through implementation Excellent written and verbal skills, comfortable preparing documentation of procedures and guidelines Detail orientation, and the ability to record, organize, and communicateKforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants who are qualified 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.
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