Job Description :
Job Title : Linux Engineering
Location : Minneapolis, MN
Duration : Long term contract (C2C/W2)
Interview : Telephonic & Skype

Must have skills:
7+ years’ experience as an administrator, with deep knowledge in Redhat & SUSE Linux Systems.
Expertise in RHEL 6.x, RHEL 7.x, SUSE 10 & SUSE 11 Systems.
Good understanding and workings of configuration management tools, Redhat Satellite servers, Puppet etc.
Design, build and maintain an automated Server Lifecycle Management platform
Experience with analyzing and diagnosing kernel crash/core dumps, network packet captures and identifying the root cause of problem.
Experience with trouble shooting incidents involving compute resources, network problems, remote storage related problems [SAN, NAS] etc.
Experience in BMC BladeLogic Server Automation activities - Adding Servers, creation / Maintenance of BLCLI or NSH Scripts, Creation of BL packages, Jobs, Snapshots, Audits etc.
Maintenance & enhancement of Enterprise Compliance jobs according to PCI standards.
Good knowledge and understanding of Clustering, Virtualization.
Knowledge on automation tools like Puppet / Ansible is an added advantage.
Should have knowledge on automating server provisioning using PXE and Virtual environment.
Ability to identify performance bottlenecks and tune the system parameters to provide more throughput.

Good to have skills:
Preferred certification: RHCE, Redhat Satellite

Key responsibilities:
Responsible for the installation and monitoring of Linux operating systems and virtual machine sub-system software, as well as meeting customer needs related to these environments. Automation is an essential principle the Linux Engineer will use for offloading standard work.
Designs and deploys Linux server hardware and periodically reviews configurations for optimal performance.
Develops processing standards, procedures, and automation for use by Operations team in a constantly growing and evolving environment.
Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
BMC BladeLogic Server Automation activities - Adding Servers, creation / maintenance of BLCLI or NSH Scripts, Creation of BL packages, Jobs, Snapshots, Audits etc
Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
Managing Cisco UCS & Dell Server Hardware environment.
Managing NAS and SAN environment, Storage allocation and de-allocation projects
Patch catalog update on the RH satellite & SUSE repository and handover to operations for patching activities.
Participates in a 24/7 on-call rotation, providing level 3 escalations and project work.
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
Configure, maintain and managing of Veritas Cluster environment and POC testing of Redhat Cluster environment.
Working with other infrastructure teams including networking, database administration and hosted solution teams for outage resolution, as well as customers aligned with the business users of our plant to determine scope, impact, and appropriate resolution path