Sr Systems Engineer - Linux

Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted: 02-07-2017
Ariadne is currently searching for a Linux Systems Engineer / Team Lead to provide comprehensive deployment and operations support for enterprise Linux systems at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Primary Responsibilities:
• Serve as a primary point of contact for management and customer for all Linux team activities, projects, and areas of responsibility.
• Provide technical and operational leadership for a team of Linux Engineers; coordinate day-to-day projects and tasks; conduct weekly team meetings and biweekly sprint planning meetings; and maintain status updates via JIRA and ServiceNow for self and team.
• Provide systems engineering and architecture support to ongoing infrastructure operations and projects to maintain highly efficient networks of shared computing resources and data.
• Manage CentOS and RHEL Linux systems via central management tools.
• Deploy approved release packages and break-fix solutions in accordance with all enterprise architecture and configuration, change, and release management policies and procedures.
• Develop and maintain custom scripts and stored procedures to automate repetitive tasks and improve consistency in operations and maintenance activities.
• Administer PostgreSQL databases as required: Provision, delete, backup, troubleshoot, provide performance tuning, etc.
• Monitor network infrastructure, systems operations, and critical application services 24/7; provide information and statistics relevant to system limits on capacity, data storage, system utilization, etc.; respond to critical outages and restore services within agreed upon service levels.
• Maintain hardware and software across all environments (physical, virtual, cloud) and all platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac).
• Review and assess network and systems performance; troubleshoot and resolve issues as required, and propose and implement changes aimed at continuous improvement.
• Assist in the support of the network infrastructure and IP management for local area networks, switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points, and other network devices.
• Manage directories such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Open Directory, Kerberos and Active Directory (AD); respond to changes within service level agreements.
• Support data center operations and planning, including space and rack space management; enterprise-wide capacity planning; and ongoing power, wiring, and air conditioning maintenance.
• Break down, set up, and transport IT equipment during moves within and between government-owned or leased data centers and offices for relocation and/or surplus activities.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related business, scientific, or technical discipline
• Red Hat Certified Engineer  (RHCE) or equivalent certification
• 10+ years of experience supporting Linux systems – including CentOS and RHEL operating systems – in a fast-paced, complex 24/7 enterprise environment
• 5+ years in a team lead or managerial role with responsibilities for coordinating operations and project work and serving as go-to resource for team, customer, and application developers
• Demonstrated success in managing Linux systems via central management tools such as Satellite, Spacewalk, Puppet, Chef, etc.
• Experience deploying, troubleshooting, and maintaining applications with PostgreSQL databases
• Experience with hardware and software for networking; distributed computing; virtualization; large-scale, high-performance storage systems; databases; telephony; and cloud computing
• Experience with enterprise technologies such as Splunk, Talend, SailPoint, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CommVault, Innotas, JIRA, Serena, ServiceNow, VMware and Hyper-V.
• Ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements with a flexible and creative approach to brainstorming, troubleshooting, and problem solving
• Ability to effectively and confidently communicate – in writing and presentations – complex topics and procedures with team members and all levels of customer stakeholders
• Must meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with database administration tasks in PostgreSQL to include query writing, stored procedures, backups, and performance tuning
• Experience in a scientific research and development (R&D) environment with demonstrated ability to analyze problems and propose multiple alternative solutions
• Experience providing infrastructure guidance and support to in an Agile and/or DevOps environment
• ITIL v3 Foundation or higher level certification

Additional Information: 

Founded by experts in computational biology in 2002, Ariadne brings deep experience in high-throughput informatics and software design for life sciences research applications along with bench-level biological and software engineering expertise. Ariadne has a history of outstanding performance providing biomedical IT Services and Software Solutions to government and commercial customers. We have maintained strong and long lasting relationships with our customers, vendors, and staff.
Ariadne offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including BlueCross BlueShield health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with matching and immediate vesting, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and disability coverage. We promote an excellent work/life balance with a 40-hour workweek and a chance to work alongside accomplished scientists at NIH. Ariadne is an equal opportunity employer.

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