Senior Linux Systems Engineer - Vitech Systems Group Inc (Auburn)
Vitech Systems Group
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Vitech Systems Group is a leading provider of group administration software to the insurance, retirement and investment industries. The V3 System serves many of the world s premier investment organizations with a combined $2 trillion in assets under management, and benefits clients servicing over 25,000,000 members. Our mission is to help organizations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations while increasing service levels and broadening service offerings. We do this via our V3 solution, our enterprise software platform that addresses a broad array of administration requirements and includes native workflow, imaging, CRM and self-service capabilities.
Our clients are seeking out a competitive edge through technology and solutions, and they rely on our team of industry domain and technical experts to design and deliver it. Here s your chance to join a dynamic, global team of technology and domain subject matter experts, developers, quality assurance experts and business analysts who are helping shape the future of technology. Vitech currently has over 1,200 employees with offices and clients throughout the world. We are proud to share that Vitech has been in continuous, profitable operations for over 20 years. We offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits program to ensure employees' health, well-being and financial security.
Visit us on the web at: www.vitechinc.com
We are looking for a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to join our Cloud, Platform Technology and Infrastructure team. This candidate will assist the team in defining needs, benefits, and technical strategy; technical analysis and design.
This candidate will also support the operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out solutions. The candidate will be responsible for Linux servers/desktops that support the firm wide infrastructure including those that support cloud and hosting operations. The candidate will engineer and provision the systems, operations and support, maintenance, research and development to ensure continual innovation. The position provides senior-level system administration support for our core web/app product and associated applications and systems.
The preferred candidate is a self-starter and well-rounded professional with strong knowledge in systems, system administration, storage, security and networking. The candidate should be passionate about technology and eager to work with team members in a fast-paced environment developing solutions supporting business objectives.
Designing, implementing and supporting Linux computing systems hardware and software infrastructure using the following service models: on-premise, managed hosted, SaaS cloud
Providing system architecture, implementation, system administration, troubleshooting and operational supporting for an OLTP webapp environments
Collaborating with peers to formalize systems engineering, application support and operation processes and procedures based on industry standards (ITL, ISO, COBIT) and best practices
Managing system deployment lifecycle and helping enforce Change Management Policies
Developing a framework to provide performance baseline and improvement for critical business applications
Elaborating strategy to deliver business value by using evolving infrastructure technology: cloud technology (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and others), Managed Service Provider, hybrid, etc.
Assisting in developing, implementing and enforcing systems security policies and procedures
Collaborating with Security Team to implement and regularly test systems security controls
Providing third level escalation for operation problems and incidents
Resolving issues within prescribed SLA's and adhering to incident management procedures
Performing Linux virtualization implementations, supporting and upgrades
Working with application development teams, internal clients and external clients on creating systems requirements, projection and growth
Monitoring technology changes, advancements trends and innovations
Coordinating and executing changes thru the change control policy and process
Part of on-call support rotation team with after-hours and weekend balanced work as required
Mentoring less experienced team members.
Developing and maintaining installation and configuration procedures; contributing to and maintain system standards; creating and maintain documentation
Providing support to various end user and developer groups by request. Investigating/troubleshooting issues.
Applying OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configuring / adding new services as necessary.
Performing ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
Adhering to firm Change Management, Problem Management policies and familiarity with ITIL or other formalized IT operations foundations
Minimum 7+ years relevant experience in an operational senior Linux administration role supporting mission-critical platforms, including physical and virtualized environments
Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Linux+, e.g., CompTIA Linux+, Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Experience installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting current and legacy Linux servers and desktops (RPM-based)
Expert knowledge of the Linux Kernel and hands-on experience with various Linux distribution: Red Hat 6,7, Oracle Linux 5-7, AWS Linux 2016-2018 and the file system architectures and machine architectures of each Linux distribution
Strong understanding of Linux security principles, defense in-depth, firewalls, IPS/IDS, identity management, authentication and encryption
Solid experience with AWS
Deep knowledge of Enterprise Storage Technology, iSCSI & Fiber Channel Switching, NAS and NFS/CIFS, and Data Replication technologies, Performance tuning of Enterprise servers
Solid knowledge of LVM, SAN, NAS, RAID, EXT3 & 4 Experience with the following technologies: HP servers, VMWare, AWS, Ansible, Splunk, Centrify, IPAM.
Understanding of advanced networking concepts and protocols (IP addressing/subnet masks, DHCP, DNS, NTP, etc.) and network diagnostic tools (protocol analysis with tcpdump/Wireshark)
Basic familiarity with switching versus routing and VLANs, network load balancing
Thorough understanding of systems and network protocols (Apache, Tomcat, LDAP, DNS, DHCP, Kerberos, NFS, TCP/IP, SMTP, IMAP, FTP, SSH/SCP, HTTP, SSL,) and UNIX/Linux system internals (kernel, drivers, file systems, virtual memory).
Thorough understanding of Active Directory principals, management and best practices as it relates to access controls with Linux systems
Proficient with bash and other scripting languages
Deep experience with vulnerability, patch management and related information security functions using Spacewalk
Experience with integration of MFA technologies for authentication to Linux operating system
Experience implementing and managing linux operating system access policies
Strong knowledge of virtualization technology: VMware (vCenter, vSphere 4-6 and ESX 4-6)
Understanding of database and web application concept and architecture: Oracle, Postgres, WebLogic, Tomcat
Understanding of system and storage design appropriate to support Oracle, Postgres databases and WebLogic and Tomcat application server
Proven track record in designing and implementing highly available, scalable, resilient and fault tolerant systems platform
Experience with cloud computing technology: PaaS, IaaS, SaaS
Strong hands-on experience with systems automation and infrastructure as code techniques in order to increase systems administration efficiency and support using Ansible
Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently, but also within a team, Strong interpersonal skills: ability to communicate with customers, vendors, partners and business managers across various levels of the organization, meet deadlines.
Knowledge of industry standards and frame work (ITIL, ISO, COBIT) a plus
Must be willing to work off-hours/weekends to support operational needs
Good project management skills
Experience in log management processes using Syslog, Splunk and SolarWinds preferred
Vitech Systems Group is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), M/F/Disability/Veterans, and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.