RHEL Senior Engineer

London, Greater London, England
Job Type:
Cloud & Infrastructure
Job reference:
20 days ago

RHEL Senior Engineer (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)

Experis are currently recruiting for a Senior Red Hat Engineer to oversee the technical planning of the implementation of new servers and the migration of service from the old servers to the new for a non-ministerial Government department.

The Department has procured replacement servers which support the service, and needs to have these implemented, upgrading from RHEL 6 to RHEL 8, and migrating management/automation from Puppet and Satellite to Ansible and Satellite.

Tasks required:

  • Work on the migration of legacy servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 to new servers running RHEL 8
  • Understanding current architecture of the technology stack and servers
  • Leading on migration of the existing Puppet-enabled automation under RHEL6 to Ansible under RHEL
  • Upgrading the service to RHEL 8, with a possibility of certain servers only moving to RHEL 7
  • Implementing approximately 24 new physical servers as part of the migration, with some virtualisation
  • Mentoring team members and engagement with non-technical staff, and internal and external stakeholders

Experience required:

  • Demonstrable deep experience of RHEL versions 6, 7 and 8
  • Demonstrable deep experience of the design and implementation of Satellite
  • Demonstrable deep experience of current and recent versions of Ansible
  • A demonstrable hands on understanding of Puppet
  • Demonstrable experience of server upgrade and migration
  • Demonstrable experience of server virtualisation
  • Demonstrable experience of application deployment
  • Demonstrable experience of the deployment and management of full stack environments including test environments
  • Demonstrable experience of testing
  • Demonstrable experience of working with Fibre Fabrics (not necessarily as a SAN specialist)
  • Strong track record in building significant IT systems or digital services successfully
  • Team leadership experience
  • Experience of working within GDS standards and best practice
  • Experience of working in the public sector
  • Knowledge of SAN technologies
  • Knowledge of archival storage of digital records
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