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SIMP Consultant - Puppet / DevOps

Hanover, MD · Information Technology
This position requires that you be eligible to obtain a background check and/or be eligible for a high level US Govt Security Clearance (US Citizenship is Required).

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Join a consulting team supporting our Open Source product, System Integrity Management Project (SIMP - https://simp-project.com). You will be interfacing with engineers, administrators, and management to help them understand the basics of using SIMP in their environment. You will also be expected to provide guidance to the clients about implementing best practices for SIMP and DevOps support. You will be responsible for the development and documentation of system configuration management code and processes to handle large distributed systems deployments, upgrades, and security. This is a client-facing position, and the ideal candidate will have an eagerness to learn new technologies quickly and discover how to integrate them with various other system technologies. This position requires at least 50% travel.

  • Puppet Open Source
  • RedHat/CentOS Linux Administration
  • Must have the Puppet Certified Professional certification or must be able to obtain the certification soon after starting work
  • Some Windows system internals knowledge may be required on an engagement-by-engagement basis
  • Shell scripting in an SH compatible shell

  • Puppet Enterprise
  • Building RPM Packages
  • Knowledge of Git workflows
  • Understanding of basic Ruby MRI programming
  • Experience with administration of one or many of the following preferred:
    • BIND
    • DHCPD
    • LDAP Server
      • OpenLDAP
      • FreeIPA
      • RHDS
      • Active Directory
    • Apache HTTPD/Nginx
    • Understanding of PKI Certificates
    • PostgreSQL or MySQL

Why Onyx Point:
Since our founding in 2009, Onyx Point has provided a supportive place to work for technology enthusiasts and Open Source evangelists. We have built a reputation for hiring talented and motivated individuals. We focus on continuing to grow the skills of our employees to ensure that our organization continually provides strong support to keep pace with the needs of our customer base.

Stuff We’re Good At:
Onyx Point’s areas of expertise include Automation, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Systems Integration, Cyber Security, and Dataflow. We advocate Open Source technologies to provide system automation, security solutions, and training for both commercial and federal clients. Onyx Point is known for our expertise with Apache NiFi ( https://nifi.apache.org/ ) and our lead role in the development of SIMP ( https://github.com/NationalSecurityAgency/SIMP ).  We are Puppet Technology Alliance partners and a GitLab authorized reseller.  
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