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Unix Engineer

  • Location: Houston, 77002
  • Salary: $80 - $90 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 5 months ago

Houston energy company is hiring for contract Unix Engineers. The Engineer supports systems design, implementation, and performance optimization and administration of a Unix environment consisting of 1000+ servers including IBM Aix, Redhat and Suse Linux, and Solaris 10 and 11 servers. 

This role will require 2 days a week onsite in the Houston downtown offices. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Redhat 6.x, 7.x and 8.x Linux systems administration as well as Satellite and Suse Mgr for deployment of OS and patches
  • Advanced knowledge of AWS and Azure cloud environments and setting up and maintain Redhat servers in the cloud
  • Advanced knowledge of IBM and Aix 7.x operating system
  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 operating system
  • Responsible for working with vendors to diagnose and correct issues with hardware such as IBM P980, Oracle T7-2 and T4-1s
  • Responsible for generating Ansible scripts and templates required for the automatic provisioning of resources.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of enterprise applications such as PowerVM, Perl, korn shell, kubenetics and docker, podman, and Python
  • Responsible for gathering system requirements working together with application architects and owners.
  • Experience with applications such as Rancher, RedHat Openshift container, Terraform, and cloud technologies highly desired
  • Understanding and advanced knowledge of Operating systems and servers running large oracle databases and applications such as SAP and SAP Hana
  • Understanding of SAN concepts and familiarity with large arrays like Pure systems and to a lesser degree Netapp
  • Maintain and document Unix system administration tools and procedures.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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