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Platform Automation Specialist

Ref no. BHN566231
Location Crawley, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Looking for platform specialist , who speclisies UNIX / Linux for an outside IR35 contract!

Key skills required for this role

PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Linux


Platform specliast

Job description

Senior Linux Systems Engineer

You will be working for a leading infrastructure company embarking on an exciting re-platforming journey . As we transition to automated RHEL 8 builds and a Kubernetes containerized system, we are seeking an experienced Linux Subject Matter Expert (SME) to play a key role in delivering critical phases of this project.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Automated Build and Application Install:
    • Oversee the automated build and application installation process for approximately 500 RHEL VMs.
    • Demonstrate expert knowledge in producing, operating, and modifying Packer builds, Ansible Playbooks, and Gitlab configurations.
    • Extensive experience in migrating from RHEL 6 and RHEL 7 to RHEL 8.
  2. Ansible Environment Administration:
    • Set up and administer Ansible Tower/AWX and Ansible Automation Platform.
    • Implement ansible environment architectures, including integration with third-party applications such as Secret Server and Artifactory.
    • Manage Ansible Tower integration with GitLab for running CICD pipelines.
    • Establish log aggregation solutions.
  3. Awareness of AAP Automation Mesh:
    • Stay informed and contribute to the deployment and utilization of the Ansible Automation Platform (AAP) Automation Mesh.
  4. Cluster Deployment and Pipeline Creation:
    • Deploy Ansible Automation Platform clusters on RHEL virtual machines.
    • Create CICD pipelines for teams using Ansible Tower workflow templates.
    • Develop and implement CICD pipelines using Ansible Tower workflow templates to enforce Ansible code development standards.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience in automated build and deployment of RHEL VMs.
  • Expertise in Packer builds, Sensible Playbooks, and Gitlab configurations.
  • In-depth knowledge of RHEL 6, RHEL 7, and RHEL 8.
  • Proficient in setting up and administering Ansible Tower/AWX and Ansible Automation Platform.
  • Familiarity with third-party integrations such as Secret Server and Artifactory.
  • Experience in deploying Ansible Automation Platform clusters.
  • Strong understanding of CICD pipelines and workflow templates

Day rate : £600 outside IR35

Location: Crawley , Hybrid.

Duration: 6 months initially

***Please note you must have the Ability to attain SC Level Clearance***

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