Title: RedHat Systems Engineer
Location: Washington DC
Duration: 13 months
RedHat Administrator supporting a 24/7 RedHat server infrastructure. Responsible for operating, maintaining, and supporting the overall RedHat server architecture in a 5,000 user, multi-site production environment. Individual would be responsible for managing the maintenance activities of RedHat servers. Providing support for implementation, troubleshooting and updates of applications on these servers. Managing system infrastructure and all related processes, including the virtaulization environment on VMware platform, as well as account management, software/OS updates and patching, OS installations and configuration on new servers, server decommissioning activities, responding to Service Desk incidents regarding end user problems associated with the systems, assisting developers with isolation and resolution of application issues which are service, operating system or hardware based. Provide migration support in regards to RedHat as we transition legacy applications to new RedHat platforms. Other duties as required. The position is in Washington, DC. This is a 24/7 operation and rotating on-call support is a requirement.
Education: Bachelors degree Major(s): IT Systems Management, Computer Science or related field
Is experience in lieu of education acceptable? no
Certification/License(s): RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
# Years of Related Experience: 10
(or Masters Degree + 7 years; or PHD + 5 years per the Client Labor Category)
Specific skills and experience required:
8 years of administration of RedHat.
RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) strong preference.
VMware certification required (VCP5 preferred)
Experience working with NetApp storage a plus
Understanding of Oracle middleware, database, and RAC products on RedHat operating system a plus
Ability to design RedHat based infrastructure solutions, document the solutions and test them in a lab environment.
Experience with designing and supporting high availability RedHat solutions.
Experience with RedHat disaster recovery.
Experience with certificate authority services a plus.
Experience with automating RedHat deployment packages using scripting and Satellite server.
Experience with and ability to understand, distill and document solution requirements.
Experience with and ability to configure and deploy RedHat based complex solutions.
Experience performing system administration duties on RedHat systems.
Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex RedHat problems.
Detail oriented and must be able to think independently
Must have a Do What Ever it Takes attitude
High level of initiative and self-confidence along with strong verbal and written communication skills is important.
Skill in managing one's own time and the time of others based on an established project plan
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Skills in communicating effectively orally and in written format
Managed multiple priorities simultaneously
(Agency check will be required for this position)
Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex Linux and Solaris problems.
Must be able to pass a NACI background check, which includes a credit history and criminal investigation.