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Chef Automation Engineer

San Francisco, CA 94107

Post Date: 10/10/2017 Job ID: 8136 Industry: IT Operations Pay Rate: Not Specified
Exciting contract-to-hire opportunity for an experienced Chef Automation Engineer well versed in automating colocated and cloud (AWSs and.Or Google) based Deployments and Linux Systems Administration to support rapidly growing pre-IPO software company in downtown San Francisco. Key responsibilities will be supporting the IT Operations team in Chef based automation, provisioning and deployment of VMware and KVM virtual machines into the cloud & colo based production environments.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Support theproduction platform across our private cloud & multi-site install
* Install, manage and troubleshoot data center infrastructure (bare metal & virtual)
* Optimize and fine tune the environment and systems for best uptime and performance
* Ensure a streamlined/automated application deployment using Chef

Background / Experience requirements: * 7+ years of experience as a Linux Systems Administrator, with significant hands-on experience in installing, configuring & managing compute resources, as well as experience managing, deploying and installing high availability, scaled out and high-traffic Linux services. * 3+ years of proven experience automating Linux based deployments using Chef. * Proven CLI skills and strong scripting skills, ideally with bash, Python and/or Ruby * Significant hypervisor (KVM & VMware) expertise Nice to have experience includes: * 3+ years Network expertise Linux kernel network features, BGP, routing, web (REST) APIs * High availability engineering experience (clustering, consensus algorithms, fail-over mechanisms) is a big plus * Solid Experience with Public Cloud (e.g. AWS / Google) * High availability engineering experience (clustering, consensus algorithms, fail-over mechanisms) * 3+ years experience with infrastructure configuration & management tools like Terraform, Chef etc * Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for virtualization hardware is a plus Certification in one or more of the following is preferred: * Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) * Red Hat OpenShift Administration * VMware VCP

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