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Sr. Linux Container Engineer

  • Location: Durham, North Carolina, 27707
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 18 days ago

  • Job Ref: 184115

Our Healthcare Insurance client is seeking a Sr. Container Engineer to join their team in Durham, NC!

Our client has more than 5,000 employees and is the number 1 health insurer in the state of North Carolina serving more than 3.89 million customers.

Our client's goal is to provide innovative solutions that simplify the health care system, improve efficiency and outcomes, and help rein in costs. 

Position: Sr. Container Engineer
Location: Durham, NC 
Term: 6 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Sr. Linux Container Engineer - Cloud to join our already skilled team of experts. We want you to have a real passion for technology and apply it to our high-performance culture. We care deeply about the work we do and the impact it has on our customers. You can take happiness in knowing your work has a positive effect on the people of North Carolina.

You'll be a trusted member of a high energy, tight-knit, creative team. As one of our valued members of the team you will be responsible for the engineering of various and complex aspects of both physical and cloud hosted data center infrastructures. Using your experience you will develop and maintain technical standards, procedures and documentation in partnership with service partners as needed. We need for you to be able to analyze operational data and directs proof of technology to establish standard for new designs or modifications to existing equipment, systems, or processes. We will look for you to use your interpersonal skills to partner and consult with varied technical, business project and management staff.

  • Independently plan and develop complex engineering designs in support of the implementation of network, compute, telephony, platform, middleware and database solutions.
  • Own and maintain technology currency and capacity planning in support of established SLAs.
  • Define hardware and software performance standards.
  • As infrastructure SME, provide expertise and knowledge in emerging technologies with strategic technology vendors
  • Participate in software and hardware licensing, financial and capacity activities that plan for the most efficient way to introduce and maintain datacenter technology within the environment.
  • Proactively provide information and ongoing consultation for IT and business areas as well as vendors directly or indirectly affected by the network or data center infrastructures.
  • Execute the detailed infrastructure design of larger and/or more complex internal projects collaborating with IT stakeholders, service owners and partners.
  • Design and implement complex automation process to increase operational efficiency and reduce project timelines.
  • Provide operational readiness through the engineering, planning, coordination, and execution of performance and tuning analysis, systems support, incident and problem resolution, software installation, and upgrades.
  • Provide detailed guidance and consultation in solution for production incidents when required.
  • Maintain appropriate standardized guidelines, work procedures and schedules for solution engineering within the data center environment to expedite workflow and ultimately improve efficiencies.
  • Build collaborative relationships with the broader architecture community to effectively maintain technical road maps and provide input into strategies and standards related to area of specialization.
  • Collaborate with vendors on infrastructure designs to ensure the final product is what was architected or designed.
  • Provide new technology overviews to IT and Enterprise leadership at varied leadership forums.
  • Provide direction and assistance to less experienced team members as needed.

Hiring Requirements

  • Cloud security
  • Compute virtualization
  • Private/public cloud
  • Linux containers (Openshift/Kubernetes)
  • Platform-as-a-service
  • Automation Technologies including Ansible, Tower Ansible, Cloudformations, Terraform
  • Experience engineering technologies to be delivered as a service and an understanding of concepts of multi-tenancy.
  • Strong technical aptitude in varied areas.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self sufficient in defining and realizing infrastructure designs.
  • Team and customer service oriented, flexible and adaptable with proven ability to solve problems in a collaborative and timely manner.
  • Solid background in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Proven debugging skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities with strong organization and planning skill set.
  • Ability to correlate technical actions to business impact
  • Flexible and adaptable with focus on effectively managing change.
  • Relevant technical certification preferred.
  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of systems engineering experience is required.
  • In lieu of degree, 7 years of systems engineering experience

Hiring Preferences

  • Experience in multiple technical specialties preferred.
  • Diverse technical background with an advanced working knowledge of multiple operating systems (Linux/IBM AIX/Windows) and hardware platforms(IBM Power Systems/x86) and virtualization technologies (VMWare/IBM VIOs)
  • Experience in one or more of the following technologies (aligning with relevant technical specialties):
    • Software defined networking
    • Software defined storage
    • Compute virtualization
    • Private/public cloud
  • Experience engineering technologies to be delivered as a service and an understanding of concepts of multi-tenancy.