Linux Systems Administrator

  • location: Boston, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $56 per hour
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Linux Systems Administrator

job summary:
Required Linux Skills and Experience

- 5-7+ years' experience administering RHEL 5, 6, 7 and CentOS 5, 6, 7.

- Excellent Linux system analysis and planning skills

- Proficiency/expertise with the following:

o Creating and modifying kickstarts in the above Linux versions

o Creating, rebuilding, and configuring RPMs

o Creating, updating, and deploying Chef recipes

o NFS usage and setup

o AFS usage and access lists

o Creating and modifying servers in VMWare

o Bash scripting

- Excellent documentation skills - Proficiency with MS Office and SharePoint

- Comfortable working independently and within a team environment.

 
location: Boston, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $55 - 56 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Statement of Work - Linux Upgrades.

Upgrade Linux systems from RHEL 5, CentOS 5 to CentOS 7 (or RHEL 7), or where compatibility issues prevent an upgrade to V7, to CentOS 6 or RHEL 6.

For each identified server or collection of related servers:

- Analyze existing systems. Work with SMEs to determine service capabilities.

- Develop service upgrade plans (reusable plans for future upgrades).

- Convert customized kickstart configurations to stock CentOS 7 kickstart configuration.

- Convert specialized configuration RPMs (or components of application RPMs) to a Chef configuration.

- Convert AFS hosted files to NFS hosted files, where practical and not involving overly complex AFS Access Control Lists.

- Update and rebuild application RPMs to be compatible with CentOS 7.

- Create VMware virtual servers for new infrastructure.

- Kickstart and bootstrap new infrastructure (same architecture as legacy infrastructure but also possibly filling in missing gaps). Deployment should all be automated / scripted so this upgrade process is repeatable with future versions of Linux (ex. CentOS 8)

- Work with service SMEs to validate and test infrastructure and obtain client approval.

- Work with backup and automation SMEs to ensure necessary backups and monitoring/alerting is implemented.

- Develop and execute go-live cut-over plans.

- Submit service requests to decommission legacy servers.

 
qualifications:
- 5-7+ years' experience administering RHEL 5, 6, 7 and CentOS 5, 6, 7.

- Excellent Linux system analysis and planning skills

- Proficiency/expertise with the following:

o Creating and modifying kickstarts in the above Linux versions

o Creating, rebuilding, and configuring RPMs

o Creating, updating, and deploying Chef recipes

o NFS usage and setup

o AFS usage and access lists

o Creating and modifying servers in VMWare

o Bash scripting

- Excellent documentation skills - Proficiency with MS Office and SharePoint

- Comfortable working independently and within a team environment.

 
skills: - 5-7+ years' experience administering RHEL 5, 6, 7 and CentOS 5, 6, 7.

- Excellent Linux system analysis and planning skills

- Proficiency/expertise with the following:

o Creating and modifying kickstarts in the above Linux versions

o Creating, rebuilding, and configuring RPMs

o Creating, updating, and deploying Chef recipes

o NFS usage and setup

o AFS usage and access lists

o Creating and modifying servers in VMWare

o Bash scripting

- Excellent documentation skills - Proficiency with MS Office and SharePoint

- Comfortable working independently and within a team environment.


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