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Strategies & Market Trends : Speculating in Takeover Targets -- Ignore unavailable to you. Want to Upgrade?

To: richardred who wrote (5396)7/23/2019 11:24:34 AM
From: richardred  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 6086
RE-CTG Speculation

RE- Just a guess, but based as IBM being their largest customer and the PR statement. (Selected as one of two tier-one IT Staffing vendors for a new division at existing Fortune 500 client) RE-IBM completed the RED HAT acquisition. I'm thinking they landed some staffing business of Red Hat?

Description CTG is seeking a Sr. Red Hat Engineer for a long term contract position in Raritan, NJ supporting a large client.

Work will be performed at a customer site in Raritan, NJ
  • Configuring, designing, documenting, and implementing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and 7 instances (bare metal and virtualized) taking into account the following:
    • Kernel parameters o IDs and user groups o Access methods
    • Boot process
    • File systems and mount points
    • Storage
    • Swap space
    • Update processes
    • Gold disk build and standards
    • Disk type and layout
    • Disk redundancy and zoning
    • File systems o Swap space o SAN boot
    • Security requirements
    • Build and test (scripts) / process required in (BASH & PERL)
    • Required drivers list
    • Required packages list
    • Requirements for grub2 against legacy grub
    • NTP configuration and daemons
    • Required environment relative to SAP and Oracle needs
    • IQ/OQ development
    • Infrastructure design
    • Required network and VLANs o Power sources for redundancy o Firewall rules
    • Provisioning
    • Testing of RHEL 7 systems
  • Preparing and providing an Engagement Journal containing the design parameters for each RHEL instance, plus engagement activities, outcomes, and recommendations for next steps
  • Determine changes and updates in order to provide an Autobuild for new virtual and physical RHEL 7. x servers, including:
  • Review RHEL 7. x configuration based on the hardware that will be included in the new Pods (C7000 enclosures with BL460 Gen 9 servers, 3PAR 7400 storage array, Brocade Fiber Channel network connection)
  • Assist with the identification of the configuration parameters, data, services, and latest packs for the OS.
  • Assist with the identification of the RHEL7. x installation process
  • Assist with the identification of the software required to support and monitor the server images to confirm integration of RHEL 7. x with existing Pharmaceutical ITS tools.
  • Assist with the identification of the backup software required for the server images to confirm integration with existing Pharmaceutical ITS backup for RHEL 7. x.
  • Confirm compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and mandates that Pharmaceutical must follow.
  • Confirm compliance with existing Pharmaceutical RHEL standards.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to allow automated provisioning into Pharmaceutical's private cloud, SDDC.
  • Build and execute test scripts to support unit testing of the RHEL 7. x configuration for the physical and virtual environment. Pharmaceutical will provide the existing scripts for RHEL which will be used as the starting point for the creation of RHEL 7. x scripts by Supplier.
  • Test the Autobuild deployment using the installation guide
  • Verify OS operation and configuration per requirements for the Autobuilds
  • Verify instructions in the installation guide
  • Update RHEL test scripts for compatibility
  • Execute test scripts for agents included in the Autobuild and report results
  • Execute test scripts for RHEL 7. x configuration for Oracle and SAP in the Autobuild
  • Execute scripts to configure RHEL 7. x for SAP and Oracle and report results
  • Work with respective agent owners to resolve installation errors contained in the Autobuilds, if necessary.
  • Work with SAP and Oracle owners to resolve RHEL 7. x configuration errors resulting from the Autobuild, if necessary.
Required Skills:
  • 5+ years of hands-on Red Hat Engineer / Architect experience designing, managing & administrating Red Hat Linux 6 & 7 platforms in physical and virtual environments.
  • Strong scripting background: Shell / Bash /Perl /Python / etc.
  • Experience with Automation /configuration management tools: Chef Enterprise
  • Experience with Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment CI-CD methodology using tools such as Jenkins
  • Source control /Version Control experience: GIT, Atlassian Bitbucket
  • RHEL certification and other industry certification will be preferred
  • Strong communication skills required