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Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 19-07492
Category: Experienced Professional
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 12/23/2019
 Genesis10 is seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer for a leading manufacturer in Cleveland, OH.  This is a direct-hire role.
Job Summary:
  • Deploys custom software and services deployed on Linux systems within the enterprise. This position will focus on providing technical support to a team of Engineers and Service Delivery integrators on Linux / Unix based Enterprise Configuration Managed solutions. The Engineer will create full configuration management driven systems, execute life-cycle service models, and ensure integration with other systems works as designed. The Engineer will document existing and newly deployed configuration management solutions. This role will focus on complex troubleshooting and support within all levels of organization. The role will utilize ITIL practices to support new and existing line of business Linux deployments. Position will focus on Linux platform delivery, including the following: Maintain Linux service catalog, defining and maintaining system change management policies and programs
Job Description:
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Perform analysis of the organization's business needs, translate line of business requirements into use cases, design and implementation services for automating system delivery.
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain Linux delivery catalog.
  • Implement service level standards and practices for Linux deployments.
  • Participate in the development of standards and decisions regarding changes to systems/applications. Provide technical leadership and vision.
  • Identify open source tools, languages, and technologies for accelerating system delivery by leveraging automation and infrastructure orchestration techniques.
  • Define methods and practices for executing change management policies in medium scale server environments.
  • Develop practices and processes for applying security controls into continuous integration life-cycle.
  • Analyze new emerging technologies in the Configuration Management space and translate functionality of the new technology into an effective IT vision and strategy
  • Keep up-to-date on business trends and the latest technology innovations to forecast solutions, and anticipate emerging business changes
  • Collaborate with other technologists across the enterprise to assess current capabilities and bridge the gaps with legacy and future systems.
  • Acquisition & Deployment
  • Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for Linux systems and software in conjunction with application developers.
  • Advanced server scripting abilities using Bash Shell, Perl, and/or Python.
  • Engage in the planning, design, development and effectuation of improvements with focus on simplification and optimization of processes.
  • Meet with clients, peers and decision makers to define business requirements and system goals and identify and resolve business systems issues.
  • Operational Management
  • Administer/support the policies, procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure Linux system security through secure system access, monitoring, control, and routine security evaluations.
  • Participate in standard configuration, management, and maintenance tasks for related file systems, input/output systems, networking, clustering, storage, and applications.
  • Implement, perform and test application high availability solutions to meet required levels of application availability.
  • Implement, perform and test application disaster recovery solutions to meet required levels of application recoverability.
  • Work with team to anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on all Linux systems.
  • Collaborate and support application development teams throughout project lifecycles.
  • Implement effective system monitoring.
  • Design gain approval for and execute modifications to Linux systems in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • Ensure secure user access and role validation processes.
  • Perform Linux server/database transaction and security audits leading to identification and mitigation of security threats to enterprise data. Recommend and implement changes where necessary.
  • Create required reports in response to business user needs.
  • Develop, document, and maintain Linux system training materials and systems documentation for educating end users and new IT staff.
  • Mentor and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.
  • Participate in capacity planning and performance management activities
  • Incidental Functions
  • Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
  • Attend, and periodically lead meetings with the team.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
  • Assist with Change Management preparations and implementations, providing technical subject matter expertise.
  • Provide periodic 24-7 on-call support of specific functions.
  • Some travel as required
  • Working outside the standard office 7.5 hours workday as required; on-call availability.
  • Bachelor Degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years IT experience
  • 3+ years designing and deploying Linux based systems in a medium scale, mission critical global production enterprise(500+ servers preferred).
  • Experience deploying Linux based virtualization technologies. VMWare, OVM, or XEN experience preferred.
  • Experience deploying applications, databases, and virtualization services.
  • Experience performing Linux security vulnerability detection and remediation (Qualys Preferred).
  • Experience implementing system, network, and data cryptography practices for Linux.
  • Experience integrating, deploying, and maintaining Java, Ruby, PHP, and/or Python based web technologies.
Experience Preferred but not required:
  • 2+ Years designing and deploying configuration management services. Puppet, Chef, or Ansible experience.
  • Experience developing custom system and infrastructure integration software developed in Python.
  • Experience automating / orchestrating system administration tasks using SOAP and REST based web services. Experience applying practices to storage administration.
  • Experience implementing Linux server hardening and security practices. Experience implementing PCI and HIPPA compliance standards preferred.
  • Experience implementing ITIL based service catalog for Linux platforms.
  • Software development experience.
  • Enterprise Storage experience.
  • Working knowledge of database technologies (Oracle clustering and ASM, MondoDB, Mysql, and/or DB2).
If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply!
About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives.  If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you.  Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations.  We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project.   To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at 
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