Linux Systems Engineer

Sandy Springs, GA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 08/31/2017 Job ID: 46884 Industry: Other Area(s)

Linux Systems Engineer

Join a leading global provider of merchant payment processing services. This client’ s goal is to orient work around the needs and concerns of their customers. Work with a team inspired to deliver successful outcomes.

This role is in direct support of the server build/commissioning process for Linux servers.   The Linux Systems Engineer will  harden servers, run compliance validation checks, and respond to hardening issues as needed. Install  patches and other security updates, update security configurations, install and configuration information security agents, and respond to other vulnerabilities. Set up reporting and provisions new assets within our configuration management and patching tools.

Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the server commissioning process, and performs the server hardening function. 
  • This role will harden the servers; apply security updates (patches), configure servers in accordance with baseline security standards
  • Write  and maintain  puppet scripts for server baseline configurations.
  • Work  with requestor of the server during the remediation of Baseline Configuration non-compliance, or directs the requestor how to get a Security Risk Extension.
  • Work  to continually improve and automate the server commission hardening process, and participate  in the patching process.
  • Work  with GIS, the project manager, and the server’ s requestor to remediate or otherwise mitigate risk associated with known vulnerabilities. 
  • Understand  and apply  all policies and procedures associated with RHEL Server Administration. 
  • Communicate  daily with the project manager any issues, constraints, risks or road-blocks.
  • Provide  daily updates of tasks completed and task to-be worked the next day. 
  • Provide  weekly metrics and status to the GIO Governance Manager.  
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Experience                                                                       
  • RHEL Systems Administration          
  • Patch Management      
  • Puppet      
  • RedHat Satellite Server 
  • RHEV                                   
  • Configuration Management     
  • Vulnerability Management    
  • Compliance

Degrees, Certifications, or Equivalent Experience

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other equivalent major; or equivalent industry experience.
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