Sr Linux Engineer / Administration (RHEL) with expertise in Linux Clusters, VMWAre ESXi, and Cisco UCS
Role: Sr. Linux Engineer / Administration (RHEL) Location: Rockaway, NJ Duration: 6+ Months (To Begin With) Type: W2 Contract Opportunity.
The ideal candidate
Must be strong in VMWare Linux configuration and implementation (including cluster builds and firmware upgrades).
Must be an expert in Cisco UCS platform:
Design the best hardware solution for the cluster build
Work in conjunction with Operations to rack and stack all Cisco UCS hardware
Responsible for fabric design on the Cisco UCS environment
Configure Cisco UCS hardware and software, including Fabric Interconnects
Build and configure ESXi hosts and join them to clusters.
Supports operational activities such as level three system support, root cause analysis, systems validation, performance tuning and capacity management. Works with Operations staff to improve monitoring and alerting activities.
Represents IT Engineering Services on global project teams through the implementation of new infrastructure systems, including, project planning and adherence to Company's global project methodologies. Provides status reports and attends team meetings
Applying best practices for performance tuning of servers
Upgrades system software and hardware components as required to meet customer needs.
Maintaining system configuration documentation, including SOPs and IQ/OQ, software installation instructions, operating system installation and system configuration sheets.
Comply with SOX and IT Compliance protocols.
Qualifications Required experience :
5-10 years recent experience Installing, configuring, patch and automate Redhat Linux server builds using kickstart/puppet automation.
System migrations in the Redhat Linux and UNIX (IBM AIX) environments.
Expert in installation, administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Redhat Linux and IBM AIX Unix servers.
5+ years' experience with server administration of VMware 5.1 or later (VMware 6 a plus).
5+ years of Cisco UCS implementation and configuration experience.
Experience with 100+ VMware ESX hosts or 500+ virtual servers a plus.
Redhat Linux System Architecture and Administration Redhat 5.10, 6.2 and 6.5