Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Location: Washington, DC/ Chicago, IL Duration: 12 Months with possible contract to hire Description: Background: This position is for a Senior Linux/VMware Systems Engineer assignment to the 2020SOW028 CCTI Support project. The scope of the Client Coordination Technical Infrastructure support project (CCTI) is day to day management and administration of Linux / VMware servers and IBM AIX servers. The work involves hands on technical support and systems engineering activities, testing and validating systems, working closely with the Project Management Office and Enterprise IT (EIT) Service Delivery Team from the client located in Washington, DC, and Chicago. This project includes infrastructure-related work that will leverage an SDLC appropriate for these types of projects (requirements analysis, design, installation, testing, and configuration of H/W and S/W components). Span of responsibility covers large, highly complex systems and projects. This role acts in the capacity of a Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) on small- to medium-size technology delivery programs and helps to ensure that recovery time objectives (RTO) are delivered on time, on budget and with quality.Job Requirements:Required Experience/Skills - 10+ years of IT experience working to support and enhance infrastructure (including DR) capabilities within an organization. - 5+ years of experience as a RedHat Linux/VMware Administrator in an enterprise environment - Perform senior-level Linux/VMware System administration including troubleshooting, fault isolation, system tuning, software installation, and maintenance - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x/5.x installation on physical Blade and VMware ESXi 5, 4.1.2 Virtual Environment. - Tivoli system automation - GPFS installation and administration on Linux systems (AIX also preferred) - Install and configure VMware ESX server on Dell and HP server hardware. - Have a solid understanding of SAN's and the interaction with virtual environments. - Ability to partition disks, create logical volumes, create file systems, and mount file systems in Linux environments. - Read, modify, and create shell scripts - Redhat Satellite Server (version 5 and version 6) configuration and usage experience. - VMware and ESXi (6.x or higher) configuration and management experience. - Manage operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes for production servers (AIX and Linux). - Demonstrated ability to manage infrastructure-related projects including installation of hardware and software solutions (for mainframe, distributed servers, storage, middleware, and networking) - Knowledge of and experience in managing DR environment/configuration projects and/or other data center operations projects. Preferred Experience/Skills: - Health Care Industry experience. - Knowledge of cloud-based technologies (eg, IBM Pure Application) - Good understanding of data warehouses running in AIX/ DB2 environments with Cognos as the BI reporting tool. - 5+ years of experience as an AIX Administrator - Good understanding of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms - Working knowledge of network components (switches, routers, port configurations). - Excellent knowledge of MS Office tool set - MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and MS Visio. - Experience in developing plans for and executing on major environment implementations that include detailed steps and activities with identified ownership and execution timing. - Understanding of or experience with Service Level Measurements with contractual obligations and their application to infrastructure projects Position Responsibilities: - Responsible for the installation and maintenance of the operating system and application server configurations on the AIX and Linux servers, including virtualization management. - Assists Database Administrators with AIX/Linux operating system configurations related to database subsystems. - Utilizes strong troubleshooting capabilities to diagnose and resolve problems - Monitors and manages storage, network, and security in the assigned environment in conjunction with vendor recommendations and customer requirements. - Ensures proper procedures are followed to introduce changes and fixes into the operating environment in order to ensure the lowest possible error rate. - Proactively monitors software maintenance levels compared to the vendor published software stack to ensure optimization and corrective fixes are applied. - Operational support in the planning, design, replication, and synchronization of secure, high-availability systems and applications. - Develops, updates, and maintains operations manuals, inventories, and written procedures relative to installing, maintaining, and using Operating Systems and subsystems software. - Strong communication skills. - Ability to work independently and under pressure. - Ability to provide structure in a rapidly changing environment. - High motivation, flexible and a positive attitude As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating an employment environment that supports and encourages the abilities of all persons regardless of race, colour, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.