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Sr Data Engineer
Eden Prairie , Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on July 1, 2022
Job Id #56847 Posted June 27, 2022

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This is for Infrastructure support for business operations and a backfill position for Justin Mathews.

Ideal Background:

  • We want to be as specific as possible with our firms so they can find the type of candidate you’re looking for.- No specific healthcare specific background required.


  • The depth and breadth of understanding and working knowledge of above technologies, besides willingness to work with various teams to build strong working relationship with positive attitude.

Top Requirements:

  • a. Minimum of 7+ years of deep understanding of Linux systems and working experience of Linux system administration both in physical and Virtualization platforms, especially in RHEL/OEL platforms.
  • b. 3+ years of Automation experience especially using Ansible and in DevOPs tools, and working knowledge of Dockers/containers/GitHub as cloud engineer.
  • c. 3+ Years of working experience with Oracle engineered systems/appliances such as Private Cloud Appliance (PCA), Exadata and ZFS technologies

Team and Team size:

  • 5 Team member team with inclusive of this new resource, all are System Admins.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Provide advanced Linux system administration/support for mission-critical systems (Oracle Linux/RedHat)
  • Administration and support of Oracle Engineered Systems including Exadata, Private Cloud appliance (PCA) and ZFS file system.
  • Ansible automation and monitoring of Linux Systems and DevOps experience, including Dockers.
  • Build, provision, onboard, administration, and support of Linux Virtual (VMs) and physical machines on Virtualization/cloud platform such as private cloud appliance (PCA) or VMWare
  • Design storage strategies, LVM management, patching, backup, and recovery strategies with tools such as TSM/Commvault
  • Supporting Networking needs of system administration.
  • Adaptation of best practices/CIS standards and Performance tuning of servers and automation
  • User administration, Security/Access Control/Hardening/Resource monitoring and scaling of RHEL / OEL Linux infrastructure
  • Annual attestation of audit and compliance requirements and support Disaster recovery exercises
  • On-call rotation, Production support, troubleshooting, upgrades/migrations and attending ServiceNow tickets
  • Support software/firmware software concurrency and quarterly and ad-hoc patching cycles
  • Act as a liaison serving as primary point of contact between database administrators/Project Teams and Oracle Appliance/Engineered system administration team
  • Install and support highly scalable, available, reliable, and secure Infrastructure platform for database/business applications
  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them by applying analytical skills and engineering solutions.
  • Uphold enterprise policy guidelines and recommend new / improved guidelines
  • Serve as a key resource on complex and / or critical issues and develop innovative approaches/Serve as Subject Matter Expert, and mentor
  • Working with Monitoring tool sets such as Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM)/Zabbix/Splunk/HP/Grafana etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of strong and advanced Linux (RedHat or Oracle) system administration experience.
  • 3+ years of strong DevOps experience with Ansible/GitHub automation and Docker experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Virtualization/Cloud platform and experience in building and managing Linux OS systems with strong understanding of how the Linux kernel works.
  • 3+ years of experience with Oracle Engineered System administration such as Exadata, PCA.
  • Strong Automation and Scripting skills (such as Shell, Perl and Python)
  • Working in team setting and strong in customer relationship and documentation/report generation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any working knowledge of Kubernetes containers, Jenkins is preferrable.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM)/Grid control

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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