Datacenter Engineer (Linux) – DC area

Our client is a growing Cloud Solution provider servicing the metro D.C. area.  They are a dynamic and energetic group dedicated to the successful implementation of client projects.

Our client is seeking an accomplished Senior IT Consultant to join ther team of highly-skilled professionals. This position is focused on the implementation and support of data center technologies including: Linux, VMware, SAN and NAS storage, data center networking, servers, and complex integrations of environments.

Strong Linux build, scripting, and troubleshooting skills a must.

Previous experience with Ceph storage installation, support and upgrades desirable.

Experience with Ansible/Puppet/Chef valuable. Previous experience with cloud technologies like OpenStack, AWS/Azure/Rackspace, orchestration solutions (CloudForms/vRealize/MS Operations Management), and software-defined technologies are a major plus. 

Responsibilities

  • Perform installation and integration for various clients, both on site and remote
  • Coordinate with internal team, clients, and third parties on installation and integration requirements; help clarify technical requirements; and identify possible issues on assigned implementations
  • Provide documentation and orientation for clients on installed systems
  • Provide technical support and advanced troubleshooting for client environments, both during implementation and as ongoing escalation support

Qualifications

  • Superior Linux skills, particularly installation and tuning
  • Strong functional knowledge of networking, hardware, and software; ability to implement those technologies efficiently
  • Excellent troubleshooting and critical thinking skills
  • Consultant mindset, focused on personal responsibility for successful project implementation and turnover
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to learn new topics and understand complex problems quickly
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
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