Unix Engineer (Site Resilience) - OUTSIDE IR35 - £400-£420 at Parity Professionals, Edinburgh, 6 Months, £400-£420 per day

£400 - £420 per day
  • Outside Spy
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Feb 17, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Parity Group are delighted to be engaged with a well-known progressive organisation on a large project and as a result have the need for a UNIX Engineer to join their team based in Edinburgh on a 6 months contract.



An experienced Unix engineer is required to assist the organisation in the design and build of a new Unix platform and improve the existing setup.

Main Outcomes

  • Migrate current UNIX platform to RHEL8
  • Develop and strengthen automation to support disaster recovery activities
  • Integrate core infrastructure with NetApp Metrocluster
  • Deliver MongoDB upgrade/migration project
  • Review vendor support agreements

Additional Services

  • Provide expert guidance on setup and support for current platform
  • Continue to drive service improvements across security and system vulnerabilities
  • Maintain existing platform to include future provisioning and best practice setup
  • Support for existing UNIX infrastructure
  • Optimisation of existing and new UNIX infrastructure
  • Disaster Recovery design & implementation for Solaris
  • Storage Management for Solaris, RHEL & Windows on NetApp
  • Hashicorp Vault Secrets Management
  • Hashicorp Consul and Vault Architectural Design and Implementation
  • Ansible automation of OS and Application and deployments/upgrades
  • Develop and maintain site monitoring for Solaris, NetApp, Oracle & NSX using REST APIs, InfluxDB, Grafana & Nagio
  • RHEL AD integration using both IDM and Winbind
  • Solaris AD integration using OneIdentity Authentication Services
  • Regular Solaris patching and security hardening in line with Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Red Hat Satellite management
  • Solaris IPS repo management
  • Security analysis/remediation of in-house Legacy Solaris applications
  • Jenkins administration and pipeline creation
  • Implement and support Load Balancer technologies such as HAProxy and keepalived
  • CommVault backup administration
  • Samba administration
  • ZFS administration

Essential Skills and Experience:

Significant and demonstrable commercial experience of the following:

  • Unix

o RHEL 6/7/8 System administration

o Solaris 2.6 onwards to 11 administration

o Solaris Zone administration

o Oracle VM administration using Oracle VM Manager

o Red Hat Satellite administration

o Automation

  • NetApp

o Ontap 9 CLI


o MetroCluster

  • Jenkins

o System configuration

o Pipeline creation and management

  • Backup

o CommVault

o Snap Manager for Oracle

o Avamar

  • Shell Scripting, specifically Bash and Perl
  • Python
  • Ansible
  • Stackstorm
  • Orquesta
  • Load Balancer technologies, eg HAProxy and keepalived
  • Grafana, Nagios and InfluxDB
  • Agile working practices, including Kanban/Scrum, retrospectives, VFQ.
  • Cyber Essentials Plus methodology
  • Customer focused, through proactive engagement
  • Risk aware, focused on risk reduction and mitigation
  • Effective team working and technical decision making
  • Designing and leading infrastructure projects
  • Creativity - taking new approaches to tackle problems; embracing innovation andsharing knowledge with, a range of sources and stakeholders
  • Strong documentation skills essential
  • DevOps practices, including automation of infrastructure

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Work with wider assurance function to ensure DR testing procedures are well established and performant
  • General security design and architecture knowledge
  • Support of Oracle DBs on Solaris
  • Avamar backup administration
  • Understanding Oracle license model

If this sounds like the right role for you then wait no longer and get intiuch by applying with your CV or give Kishia Odiaka a call for a brief discussion and immediate consideration

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