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Linux Application Engineer, Senior

Location Rockville, United States
Posted 25-September-2021



Senior Linux Application Engineer, you will work closely with six other innovative and savvy people to support and deploy scientific and business applications and expand application hosting capabilities with new tools and technologies. You'll help automate and streamline our operations and processes, and further the adoption of DevOps best practices. We'll want your opinion on operational processes, automated deployments, technology and tools, and more. A focus on always-up, always-available applications is a plus. In this role, a typical day will include the following:

Qualifications: BA/BS or equivalent and eight years related experience or a MS and six years' experience. Minimum of five years' hands-on experience with Linux/Unix variants, especially RedHat/RHEL version 6.x/7.x and its derivatives, including best practices for deploying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) applications and supporting variants of LAMP such as Tomcat, Java, Python, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL.
Technical Skills Required: Expert knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x & 7.x to include troubleshooting complex issues, configuration best practices, security hardening, and automated provisioning. Experience in managing hardware load balanced applications Experience in creating, applying and troubleshooting TLS certificates for web Servers such as Tomcat, Apache, or nginx Experience with Puppet configuration management system and writing Puppet manifests or equivalent experience with Ansible or Chef Experience with content management and learning frameworks such as Drupal 7.x & 8.x or Moodle on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Experience installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting MySQL, MariaDB, and Postgres databases Experience designing and implementing technologies following NIST standards, such as SP 800-53, SP 800-190, and SP 500-291. Strong Scripting experience with Python, Bash, Java, or Ruby Experience analyzing solutions components, understanding systems integration challenges, and identifying technology gaps in current components that must be resolved to reach future performance targets and functionality requirements Able to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users and staff to further the adoption of DevOps. Ability to get and maintain a Public Trust security clearance level
Preferred qualifications Experience with access and authentication technologies such as LDAP, SimpleSAML, or Kerberos Knowledge of layer 3 networking technologies such as switching and routing Knowledge of enterprise storage protocols such as NFS v4, CIFS, and SMB Experience configuring CI/CD pipelines using GoCD, Jenkins, or Azure DevOps Pipelines Experience breaking down monolithic applications into microservices and Docker containers Configure and support the day-to-day application management tasks such as troubleshooting issues, deploying changes, installing and configuring new custom and third-party applications, remediating application security vulnerabilities, and optimizing performance settings. Monitor the health of applications and respond to alerts such as service down, failed backup, slow response time, or full file systems. Work closely with application owners and software engineers to identify requirements, plan, and implement projects such as installing new custom applications with web services, database components, data hosting, and load balancing. Automate day-to-day processes and create self-service capabilities to empower software developers and application owners to perform routine maintenance tasks such as renewing TLS certificates, changing service account passwords, and rebooting application servers. Research and recommend innovative approaches for application hosting to modernize our customers hosting environment and speed up time to deliver. Document day-to-day administrative processes and configuration information about our customers applications. After hours and weekend work may occasionally be required for pre-planned maintenance or for troubleshooting service-impacting outages.
ALTA IT Services, LLC. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

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