Job Description :
Unix Solaris Team Member
Duration: 8 months
Location: Dallas, TX preferred. Dallas preferred 1st or Denver 2a or Bryan, TX 2b . Team Lead and Mgr. roles could potentially require an in person interview
C2P is preferred, but if a sub is only interested in contract, they may be considered, and in that case the project duration could be up to 3 years

Pre-Qualifying Questions:
Do you have General consulting skills including analysis and problem solving, written and verbal communication, and team collaboration?
Bachelor’s Degree Required?

Skills:
IT General
Linux Environment-5+ Years’ Experience
Sun Solaris (versions 8 - 11) environment-10 years’ experience

Requirements:
Solaris
Experience and proficiency in Installation, management and maintenance of Sun Solaris (versions 8 - 11) environment
Experience in Administration & troubleshooting on Solaris including cluster management
Experience in supporting various sun hardware Midrange & Enterprise servers both x86 and SPARC servers.
Experience in all aspects of hardware life cycle is highly desirable including setup, configuration, installation, maintenance, and decommission.
Experience implementing and supporting Solaris virtualization using Solaris Zones and LDOMS (Oracle VM)
Experience on Solaris Volume Manager
Experience on ZFS, Printer Administration, Administration of NIS / LDAP environment
Performance management, performance tuning & capacity management of servers for optimum performance
Experience on Veritas volume manager & on VCS.
Securing the servers by hardening as per industry standard. Remediating of vulnerabilities at regular intervals.
Firmware upgrades, OS Patch management of existing servers
Consultation and recommending best practices
Strong troubleshooting and conflict resolution skills
Shell scripting to accomplish day to day system administration tasks
Experience in Backup / Recovery
Understanding of Storage SAN/NAS
Linux
Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Linux OS (RHEL & CentOS various versions)
Patch Management of the servers using both manual & automated methods
Should have through knowledge on DNS, clustering, virtualization.
Kernel tuning, issue resolution
NFS configuration & troubleshooting
Should have exposure to connectivity of block level storage through iscsi and file level with NFS.
Should have exposure to OS firewalls such as ip tables etc.
Troubleshooting Linux issues, system hangs & crashes
Should have good knowledge of RAID concepts.
Should be well versed with LVM, Clustering
Performance management, performance tuning & capacity management of servers for optimum performance
Printer configurations, Sendmail/postfix configuration & troubleshooting
High Availability Systems Management.
Experience in all phases of entire hardware life cycle (Dell & HP servers) is highly desirable including setup, configuration, installation, maintenance, firmware upgrades and decommission
Working knowledge of standard Linux security methodologies, hardening procedures, and best practices
Securing the servers by hardening as per industry standard.
Remediating of vulnerabilities at regular intervals.
Consultation and recommending best practices
Strong troubleshooting and conflict resolution skills
Should have basic understanding of virtual network on ESXI/Hypervisor/
Experience with scripting languages (shells, perl, python, etc.
Should have hands on Storage experience.

Required Qualifications:
10+ years of experience with Solaris Operating System (Ver 8 onwards)
5+ years of experience with Linux OS (RHEL & CentOS, various versions)
5+ years of Server hardware lifecycle management – SPARC & X86 Servers (Cisco UCS, Dell PowerEdge & HP ProLiant servers)
2+ years of Backup management
General consulting skills including analysis and problem solving, written and verbal communication, and team collaboration
Bachelor’s Degree Required
Optional Qualifications:
Experience with AIX, HP-UX
Experience with SAN Storage (especially EMC or NetApp),
Experience with VMware ESX, vCenter

Travel:
10- 20%

Deliverables:
This person will be responsible for managing and maintaining server footprint based on Solaris & Linux operating systems. This person will be responsible for handling end-to-end administrative activities for the Unix/Linux environments, providing SME support for troubleshooting priority issues, planning & coordinating maintenance activities, performance, availability & capacity management of the environments as per SLAs. SME (Subject Matter Expert) roles with 24x7x365 Support model with US Shift hours and will need to jump on SEV1/SEV2 issues on call 24x7.