Cloud Operations Engineer - Solaris

Six Degrees Holdings Limited
London (East)
£30 - 45k
04 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Cloud Operations Engineer - Solaris This position sits the side of the group that deals with public sector clients so the ability to gain SC clearance is a must. This is a very interesting position mainly working on the migration of an Oracle Sparc environment to a Cloud/Solaris platform. - Execute the defined incident, problem management and request fulfilment processes, in-line with ITIL best practices - Maintain platform security and compliance requirements aligned to IL2/OFFICIAL, PCI-DSS, ISO27001 accreditation. - Create and maintain architecture and life-cycle plans for systems and infrastructure. - Coordinate internally and with customers to design, implement and integrate appropriate architecture. - Diagnose and resolve where possible incidents and requests escalated from 1st and 2nd line engineers to ensure services are delivered to the SLA. - Ensure that customer's expectations are met and surpassed where possible; communicate clearly with all stakeholders. - Ensure the optimum performance, scalability and usability of systems and hosted services by developing strong and viable architectural standards. - Create and maintain operations manuals and management processes to enable junior engineers to carry out repeatable tasks. - Plan and design monitoring and management systems, taking actions to ensure system availability, security and integrity. - Contribute to development and reporting of key performance indicators. - Remain current on latest technologies, particularly relating to development and enhancement of the Oracle infrastructure; and identify, evaluate and incorporate enhancements and extensions to architecture and life-cycle plans. - Contribute to the strengthening of the technical team by sharing knowledge and information. - Contribute to the development of strategies, plans and feasibility studies. - Out-of-hours and on-call work. Participate in the 24/7/365 technical support on-call rotation. - Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor. Position specific skills set: - Solaris UNIX and Linux troubleshooting and management skills - Oracle Sparc Technology (Sun4u, Sun4v servers from M3000 to M12, T2000 - T7-4) - Cloud Infrastructure Computing (VMWare Vcloud, vSphere, OEM) - Oracle RAC, ASM - Good networking skills Preferable candidate education, experience and knowledge: - University degree or at least five years of professional experience. - Linux/Unix Qualification or training: RHCE, OCP, OCE - Network Qualification or training: CCNA, JCNA Skills & Experience: The ideal candidate will possess as wide a range as possible of the following skills, qualifications and experience. Qualifications: - University degree or at least five years of professional experience. - Desirable: RHCE, OCP, CCNA Experience: - 3-5+ years maintaining Solaris and Oracle Enterprise Linux OSs such as OEL, Solaris, RHEL - Strong experience of physical and virtual (Container/Zone) Solaris OS - Experience of backup products such as Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup and Replication. - Networking: TCP/IP, firewall, switching, etc. CCNA preferable - Antivirus software: Kaspersky, ClamAV - Monitoring platforms: Nagios, Icinga, Prometheus - Configuration management and orchestration using Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt etc Knowledge: - Good troubleshooting knowledge - Good understanding of Oracle Solaris versions 8 -11 - Basic VMware management. i.e. Create and edit virtual machines, networks, storage, etc.; - A good knowledge of networking and storage technologies. - Awareness of ITIL practices and processes Skills: - HP and Oracle Sparc Technology hardware skills, including ILO/ILOM and RAID configurations. - Advanced level of developing/debugging shell scripts (bash, csh, ksh, perl, ruby) - An understanding of storage connectivity technologies (SAN, iSCSI, FCoE) - An understanding of Networking services (LDAP, NIS,NIS+, DNS, TCPIP) - An understanding of Volume management products such as Solaris Volume Manager and ZFS - Experience with large scale system management and monitoring tools (e.g. Oracle Enterprise Manager, Kibana, Logstash, Real User Experience Insight (RUEI)) - Interest in furthering professional studies to keep current with changing technologies.
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