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Senior Cloud Automation Engineer

Company: IPC Systems, Inc.
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Job Description:

IPC is looking for a Linux Engineer to contribute to the cloud engineering team in delivering progressive automation and server architecture to the organization. The ideal candidate for the role is a team player that gets excited about progressing technology and is perpetually looking to improve. The person must have experience in system administration, server-side scripting, VMware, Ansible, VM deploy automation and a background in coordinating with multiple teams. They will be expected to perform day-to-day administration for the Linux RedHat, CentOS and other Linux based operating systems around the globe while working closely with software engineering, release engineering and operations teams. Additionally, the Linux Engineers will be expected to perform expert root cause analysis of problems while offering redesign solutions for proactive prevention of problems. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive architecture, design and engineering support for Linux/Unix infrastructure deployed on VMWare and other platforms.
  • The candidate will provide SME support for infrastructure management and automation support.
  • Work collaboratively across cross-functional organizations to automate and streamline operations and processes using tools such as Ansible etc. and configuration and monitoring tools provided by the client.
  • Perform as primary Linux/Unix Systems Administrator in a large enterprise environment with minimal supervision.
  • Perform Patch management tasks to include: maintaining current knowledge of available patches, deciding what patches are appropriate for particular systems, ensuring that patches are installed properly, testing systems after installation, and documenting all associated procedures
  • Help with policy and documentation when necessary. Provide best practices and recommendations.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends to deal with outages and maintenance windows and be a part of a team and provide moral and leadership support.
  • Share knowledge. Be open, honest, and have a positive attitude and support any other duties as assigned.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to the junior staff members and guide them as needed
  • Identify automation opportunities and implement automation to enable teams to build and deploy autonomously. Automate patch process, environment deployment process and platform security process.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.
  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, storage, Oracle database support personal, software, and system engineers,
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
  • Develop, document, and automate technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or 10 years min of equivalent work experience required
    • 7 years of hands-on infrastructure automation experience in a Linux/Unix environment with advanced knowledge of Ubuntu/Debian and RHEL/CentOS
    • Expert knowledge of Internet technologies including: TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, SSH, and DNS
    • Hands on experience working with Ansible (Ansible Modules, Ansible Playbooks, APIs).
    • Experience with one or more open source tools compatible with Linux/Unix patch automation.
    • Hands on experience with change automation and orchestration.
    • Proficient in scripting languages (e.g. shell scripting, Python, Bash, Perl, etc.)
    • Hand on experience with troubleshooting and diagnoses of hardware and software problems.
    • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware and software in a large-scale enterprise environment.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Need Assistance with Applying for Positions? If you are experiencing difficulty with the application process or are a disabled individual or veteran and require a reasonable accommodation in applying for any posted position, please contact the Human Resources Team at . Please note that requests for updates on positions will not receive a response as this is for those who need assistance in applying. Powered by JazzHR

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