Patch Management / Patch Automation Administrator

Location: San Mateo, CA
Date Posted: 09-18-2018
CareNational
Patch Management Systems Administrator
San Mateo, CA

Public Trust Clearance required - Must be US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Job Type: W2 Contract


The candidates will be responsible for enterprise level information security protection determining system patching and automation requirements; planning, implementing and testing automation of configuration and patch management solutions; preparing patch management and automation standards, policies, and procedures. The objective of this role is to reduce the time to patch window through effective automation. 

Fundamental Skills
  • The candidate will regularly exercise independent judgment, as well as a high level of analytic skill in solving complex technical problems for the USPS in the automation environment
  • This individual will work independently with a minimum of guidance or direction
  • Works with Program Managers, Project Managers, Engineering staff, and vendors to manage projects and drive outcomes
  • Create and maintain project plans as necessary then keeps USPS management notified of critical failures or potential missed milestones
  • Provides reports to users and managers of systems status on an as-requested basis
  • Provides weekly status reports and maintains hours worked on projects
  • Uses incident and change management procedures as required
  • Escalates unusual or unexpected findings to USPS
  • Provides action plan for resolution of any/all faults detected
  • Performs isolation testing of problem equipment and/or software
  • Provides and implements escalation process and/or procedures
  • Follows the appropriate quality assurance program chosen by USPS Management
  • Provides on-site system or application support for deployment/installation as required
  • Provides documentation of all solutions to problems and document all application guidelines and issues
In addition to the fundamental skills, one or more of the following skillsets is required:
  • DMS Automation (2 openings) - The DMS Automation Engineer will interact directly with other members of the Windows team, Virtualization team, OS administrators, Middleware team and developers to in the ongoing day-to-day management of the Automation and patching environment supporting all of on-premises and cloud environments.
    • Uses in-depth knowledge and strong experience of Windows, and related automation tools. ( PowerShell, Ansible, Jenkins, Puppet)
  • Windows Automation (2 openings) - The Windows Automation Engineer will interact directly with other members of the Windows team, Virtualization team, OS administrators, Middleware team and developers to assist in the ongoing day-to-day management of the Automation and patching environment supporting all of the Windows environments.
    • Windows SCCM and other patching solutions
    • Uses in-depth knowledge and strong experience of Windows, and related automation tools. ( PowerShell, Ansible, Jenkins, Puppet)
    • In-depth patch automation experience to achieve a 30 patch management window
  • Unix Automation (6 openings) - The UNIX Automation Engineer will interact directly with other members of the UNIX team, Virtualization team, OS administrators, Middleware team and developers to assist in the ongoing day-to-day management of the Automation and patching environment supporting all of the Unix environments.
    • Uses in-depth knowledge and strong experience of Unix products and scripting tools. (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins)
    • Python Scripting 
  • Middleware Automation (5 openings) - The Middleware Automation Engineer will interact directly with other members of the Middleware team, Virtualization team, OS administrators, Middleware team and developers to assist in the ongoing day-to-day management of the Automation and patching environment supporting all of the middleware environments.
    • Uses in-depth knowledge and strong experience of Unix products and scripting tools. (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins)
  • Storage Automation (1 opening) - The Storage Automation Engineer will interact directly with other members of the Storage team, Virtualization team, OS administrators, Middleware team and developers to assist in the ongoing day-to-day management of the Automation and patching environment supporting all of the Windows environments.
    • Uses in-depth knowledge and strong experience of storage products and scripting tools. (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins)
  • Virtualization Automation (2 openings) - The Virtualization Automation Engineer will interact directly with other members of the Virtualization team, OS administrators, Middleware team and developers to assist in the ongoing day-to-day management of the Automation and patching environment supporting all of the OS and hardware environments
    • Uses in-depth knowledge and strong experience of virtualization (e.g. VMWare) products and scripting tools. (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins)
QUALIFICATIONS 
General 
• Educational experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and five years' work-related experience
• Active or ability to acquire Public Trust security clearance
• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
• Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of computer software and hardware and their network applications
• Strong VMware experience - other virtualization technologies required 
• Collaborate with team members to improve and optimize systems and resources
• Excellent organizational skills

Windows 
• Strong Microsoft Server Operating Systems
• Strong understanding of Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policies
• Strong understanding of Windows Patch management including WSUS, SCCM and other Windows specific technologies. 
• Proven experience using Power Shell and other Windows relevant scripting languages. 

OR

Linux
• Strong background supporting Linux Servers 
• Strong understanding of Linux Patch management including YUM and other Linux specific technologies
• Proven experience in the use of Automation technologies, specifically Ansible, as well as other Linux specific scripting technologies. 

MUSTS
  • Candidates must have all required skills/experience to be considered.
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen
  • Candidates need Public Trust Clearance
  • Locations: San Mateo, CA
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



 
KARI HANNA
Division Vice President - I.T.
CareNational Healthcare Services
Kari@CareNational.com
480.681.0168 (CALL – TEXT – FAX)
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