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Senior Linux Systems Engineer (Job #7789)

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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 11/20/2016

SLAIT Consulting, LLC Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
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The Sr. Linux Systems Engineer will use systems analysis techniques and procedures to contribute to system design, capacity planning, implementation and sustainment activities across all cloud environments and work closely with other Engineers, Program Managers and End-Users to ensure proper and timely deployment of solutions Additional responsibilities include:
Participate in system design planning, review, and implementation working groups.
Participate in providing technology assessments in support of automation and technology migration initiatives.
Recommend\implement improvements; maintain/monitor production and non-production systems to ensure infrastructure performs at maximum efficiency.
Manage, install, configure and support Linux operating systems and third party vendor software.
Provide support of our applications including escalation and system performance of production platforms.
Develop and maintain plans to ensure successful recovery of operating systems and/or applications in the event of a disaster according to DR policy.
Perform systems analysis and tuning to ensure optimal operating systems response for multi-user applications.
Implement/maintain IT security guidelines.
Use innovative methods and technologies to identify and solve problems related to performance, scalability, reliability, and availability.
Automating operational processes using scripting languages.
Develop, implement, and continually improve system and network monitoring and alerting capabilities and procedures.
Write change log, change control forms and knowledge base documents to improve operations, SOP and contribute to IT organization.
Required Skills
Strong knowledge of Linux (RedHat, CentOS) system administration practices and troubleshooting.
Strong scripting background for task automation and experience with cloud management system APIs.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience with the one or more of the following: Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, LDAP/AD, DNS/BIND, SSO, SMTP, NFS
Strong knowledge of interfacing these solutions with Microsoft Enterprise-class software (e.g., Microsoft Active Directory Single Sign On, DNS, Email, Kerberos).
Familiarity with virtualization Environments to include large scale deployment and design for server, application and desktop virtualization and emerging cloud technologies (e.g. VMWare, Xen, VDI, AWS).
Demonstrated ability to generate and maintain technical documentation is required.
Required Experience
Working knowledge of networking infrastructures, including LAN, WAN, VPN, etc.
Ensuring that service offerings and solution leverage industry best practices.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ideal candidate should be able to multitask and give equal attention to a variety of functions while under pressure.
Must be self-directed and independent.
Experience with operating, managing and deploying solutions that leverage IaaS, PaaS or SaaS is a plus.
Experience with one or more Cloud Monitoring and Configuration Management tools such as: Zenoss, SolarWinds or Puppet.
Experience working within Federal Security Requirements.