18 May
LINUX Systems Administrator
Maryland, Gaithersburg , 20878 Gaithersburg USA

Linux Engineer- Contract Role, Gaithersburg, MDLinux engineer needed to help build and strengthen a rapidly expand Linux environment. The infrastructure supports cutting edge medical technology.The high-level view:1) Add appropriate admin redundancy for local HPC and Linux systems.2) Proactively manage local HPC and storage, including developing and maintaining a long-term roadmap/budget for necessary expansion and replacement of obsolete hardware, taking into account our ongoing migration to cloud.3) Establish and execute a process for control and validation of system updates (e.g. OS, package/library updates).The detailed view:
  • Install, configure, maintain and refresh local HPC and various Linux systems in production and staging environments
  • Proactively manage local HPC and storage including developing and maintaining a long-term roadmap/budget for necessary expansion and replacement of obsolete hardware, taking into account our ongoing migration to cloud
  • Establish and execute a process for control and validation of system updates (e.g. OS, package/library updates)
  • Support large-scale, rapidly growing Linux server environment on-prem and cloud (Azure)
  • Reduce single points of failure in the server environment
  • Collaborate to build tools and scripts for automating various system administration tasks
  • Performance tuning and backup for both pre-prod and prod environments
  • Optimize hardware use for various applications, including in-house IO intensive applications and distributed databases
  • Tier 3 troubleshooting of hardware and system issues, including root cause analysis, incident reporting, communication and escalation
  • Evaluate cloud technology and hardware platforms - integrating them into our production environment
  • Maintain system security by remediating identified faults and vulnerable areas within the system or application
  • Provide documentation of supported systems, processes and access control
  • Work with internal customers and peers (Systems engineering, Networking, Cybersecurity etc.) through tickets / email / phone
  • Contribute to BRLI's Business Continuity Planning/Disaster Recovery efforts
  • Familiar with HIPAA, PCI, NIST, ISO, SANS, ITIL, COBIT, COSO, SOXS, Security frameworks & CIS benchmarks
  • Adhere and enforce compliance guidelines i.e., HIPAA, PCI, & Sarbanes Oxley
  • Ensure all Patient Health Information, Credit Card, and Financial information remains protected
  • Support Audit Compliance – HIPAA, State, CAP & CLIA, Sarbanes Oxley
  • On call 24x7
What you need to bring to the table:
  • 5+ years of experience working in a Linux environment
  • 5+ years of experience deploying and supporting servers in a 24/7 production environment
  • B.S./B.A. in a technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience working with common scripting languages
  • Experience troubleshooting server hardware (HPC) and network issues
  • Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills and the ability to communicate and interact with all team members
Required Technical Proficiencies:
  • OS: Primarily Debian; Redhat Enterprise / CentOS 7
  • Hardware: Primarily Dell; Hitachi; ThinkMate; PureStorage; HP servers


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