Install and manage local and remote physical and virtual Linux systems
RedHat and Debian based Linux systems and service administration
Establish and audit system, service, and platform performance metrics
Create, deploy, and update Kickstart, VMware, OpenStack, and Citrix images
MySQL, postgreSQL, MariaDB, etc. database hosting and configuration
Bash and/or other Linux system scripting
Write and maintain Puppet module, and other systems automation, code
Configure and maintain large (PB) scale storage platforms
Act as the primary escalation point for user-facing infrastructure problems
Participates in an on-call 24x7 pager rotation with other unit staff
Physical Requirements Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
This position, as a member of the RSS group, will operate as part of a team that pools expertise in multiple areas to support the wide array of services and platforms needed for normal operation of The Hormel Institute. Successful candidates will possess expertise in several (4 or more) of these areas.
Linux systems, service, and database management
RedHat, Debian, OS upgrades and patching, software configuration, MySQL, Postgres, SQL, etc.
Block, object, and file data storage and access protocols
POSIX, S3, NFS, SMB, etc..
Parallel and mass (multi PB) data storage platforms
CEPH, Panasas, GPFS, Lustre, etc.
Virtual hosting platform configuration, deployment, and maintenance
OpenStack, VMware, AWS, etc.
Physical and virtual systems deployment
Physical systems, virtual machines in VMware, OpenStack, Ctirix, AWS, etc.
Systems automation, mass-orchestration, and mass-deployment
Puppet, cloud-init, KickStart, PXE, shell scripting, etc.
Backup and recovery solutions
S3 replication, filesystem snapshotting, etc
Identity management and integration with external identity providers
OpenLDAP, Active Directory, Oracle IDM, etc.
Systems and service performance evaluation and monitoring
Nagios, iometer, etc.
Transport, access, and storage network configuration, management
Cisco, Fortigate, Quanta, Dell, HP, Mellanox, Arista, Brocade, etc.
Systems and network security and access controls
PAM, iptables, network firewall configuration, AIDE, Nessus, SNORT, etc.
Candidates invited to participate in interviews will be asked to provide physical or digital examples of the following criteria if available
Excellent technical and non-technical written communication and documentation skills
Intermediate experience writing of shell, or other scripted language, scripts
Experience writing code for system configuration automation tools such as Puppet, Salt, Chef, etc.
Experience designing and executing systems, project, and/or technical implementation plans
Related BA/BS and two years of work experience in the areas of systems design and administration.
Or, unrelated BA/BS and four years of work experience in the areas of systems design and administration.
Preferred Qualifications and Selection Criteria
Able to relate to, and work well with, Hormel Institute researchers, customers, and departmental peers from a wide range of backgrounds and diversities
Demonstrated ability to self-prioritize tasks and make effective use of time when faced with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, or ambiguous situations
Demonstrated self-improvement and motivation to continue expanding technical expertise
Able to gather and act appropriately on input and information from technical and non-technical users and peers
Able to keep a positive mindset and make well reasoned decisions when facing stressful or emergency situations
Demonstrated ability to contribute to a culture of exploring and evaluating new and novel possibilities and approaches to existing and emerging problems
Internal Number: 335178
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