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Linux Systems/Blockpoint Management Analyst

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title Systems Analyst Contract Length 6 month contract to hire Location Bellevue, WA 98008 - Remote for now, looking for local or relo candidates Analyzes and evaluates existing and proposed systems and devices to process data. Assists with problem analysis and recommends solutions. Prepares program specifications and coordinates systems installation with user, ensuring satisfactory results. Skills Required Problem Management with Linux SME technical skills Service Management processes in Linux includes blockpoint management and release Integration testing with Linux technologies, infrastructure towers and select application teams Release Management and governance processes with technical release to enterprise repository infrastructure Agile knowledge including best practices leveraging JIRA, Confluence Bonus - Cloud dev and support skills (AWSAzureGoogle) Brief Project Overview Provide additional support with Blockpoint Management for multiple Linux OSs (Oracle Linux, Redhat, SuSe, Ubuntu) Linux Server and Workstation with HPE hardware. Support will include ownership, management and communication of Linux blockpoints and upgrades. This is the bridge between the Linux development and the individuals that integrate and manage Linux servers. The Linux development is responsible for integration testing to deliver a final blockpoint or upgrade image. This blockpoint management statement of work covers the next part of the process where blockpoints and upgrades are able to support the operations lifecycle(final integration testing, releasedeployment and partner with all serverapplication teams to use the final blockpointimage) Responsibilities include the following Manage Linux testing, releases and support for full enterprise, including Cloud platforms, global and manage the Repo environments. This includes all testing phases, certification steps and release for blockpoint builds Testing coordination and integration with High Availability storage, server clusters and Security. This includes Blockpoint Management, Testing and Release Management, Patch Management and Problem Management Additional responsibilities include Linux SME to resolve complex, integrated technical questions or issues with enterprise (Tier 2-3 troubleshooting in a 3 tier system) working with Linux SMEs, Vendor experts, Application Analysts and Operations Coordinate between Oracle Linux Help Desk and internal help desks to resolve problems and improve knowledge articles Manage Linux technical Blockpoints and team with Linux Developers, managing full Testing lifecycle, including testing automation and Release Management (technical release to Repo infrastructure) work with Component Managers, Operations and Application roles. Lead coordination of final integration testing with peer towers. Build Server compliance into the blockpoint Manage ACPSCR Security processes for lab servers Expert knowledge in HPE hardware to ensure final integration of all components. (firmware updates, iLO management, server configuration, etc) Work with Information Security for vulnerability assessments and remediation of any findings from that or any generic InfoSec requirements part of Patch Management Represent Linux blockpoints to all consumers. Resolve problems and answer questions to increase utilization of blockpoint Bonus Skills in WebMaster, Configuration Release Management (blockpoint version roadmap details) Project Deliverables include Deliver completed final, operational test plan that has been coordinated and tested with peer towers (storage, network, data center). Requires component managers and select application managers to test and approve integrated, final blockpoint. In order to complete that the following are required in our current process. Completed testing and release artifacts of Linux OS blockpoints For every blockpoint, post content released (Patches, updates) on repository Infrastructure for enterprise within schedule. Maintain currency and versioning of this blockpoint Compliance to automated testing to run and capture results. Identify opportunities for test automation and partner with Linux Development for Automation Testing Scripts. Completed test plan including integration and testing for HW and SW Ensure alignment to published, internal Linux roadmaps and patchingupgrades must align with roadmap. Facilitate approvals through Linux Unix Change Board (DCTRB) and leadership. Manage setting up Software Distribution Points (Repos) and test environments between data centers (EWDC, PHX). Manage and integrate with Security CIs, includes Compliance policies and guidelines. Schedule and coordinate vulnerability scans and remediate findings. Provide enterprise level support SBAdmin Storage Integration testing Complete testing with monitoring and alerting tools Grow compliance to consumers using automated blockpoint through education and metrics reporting. Represent the automated Linux blockpoint to the community of consumers. Host and lead training sessions with relevant teams to ensure blockpoint, tools, etc are used effectively. Create technical "train the trainers" Clustering demo for use long term. Update with content as needed Provide technical Problem Management includes troubleshooting and level 3 support for enterprise Collaborate with user community to gather requirements and constraints on blockpoints Coordinate automated deployment of Linux patches and updates, partner with SSLM (BSA) for On Network Develop metrics to show value of Linux patching automation In addition to the final Linux patchupgrade automation, the following are required Create Linux Patch Management process for Off Network consumers Maintain server compliance for lab servers based on compliance reports. Linux blockpoints and deployment require updated documentation to support lifecycle. The team is expected to help create and improve processes to meet consumer needs. EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. 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Keywords: Apex Systems, Bellevue , Linux Systems/Blockpoint Management Analyst, IT / Software / Systems , Bellevue, Washington

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