177089 - Linux/Unix Infrastructure Automation Engineer - MN - OM
Up to $64.94 DOE
6 months, CTH

Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector is seeking (Linux/Unix) Infrastructure Automation Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The perfect candidate must have a passion for improving process, eliminating waste in workflows and enjoy the technical challenges in a dynamic environment. Provides direction, communication and coordination between the infrastructure support teams and the applications development team(s) in their continuous deployment activities.
The ideal candidate will have the following skill sets in addition to the basic qualifications:
The candidate will provide Unix/Linux architecture, design, and implementation support.
The candidate will provide expert level infrastructure management and automation support.
Perform as primary Linux/Unix Systems Administrator in a large enterprise environment.
Perform Patch management tasks to include: maintaining current knowledge of available patches, deciding what patches are appropriate for particular systems, ensuring that patches are installed properly, testing systems after installation, and documenting all associated procedures
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal or external customers, in written and oral format.
Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
Develop, document, and automate technical processes and procedures as needed.
Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
This position will be located in Eagan, MN. This is an on-site position with no telecommute possibilities.
Prefer: Local to the Eagan, MN area, no relocation assistance provide.

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
Must have 3+ years of hands-on infrastructure automation experience in a Linux/Unix environment.
Hands on experience working with Ansible (Ansible Modules, Ansible Playbooks, APIs).
Experience with one or more open source tools compatible with Linux/Unix patch automation.
Hands on experience with change automation and orchestration.
Proficient in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash, Ruby, Perl, etc.).
Hand on experience with troubleshooting and diagnoses of hardware and software problems.
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware and software in a large-scale enterprise environment.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in an Agile and DevOps environment.
Hands on experience with Puppet, Chef, and/or SaltStack.
Proven knowledge of Docker or Jenkins.
Strong in the use of continuous integration and delivery processes and tools.

Bachelor's degree is required.

5/40 workweek

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Zachary Fasano at zfasano@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x252 or (800) 927-9318 x252

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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