Patch Management / Patch Automation Administrator

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
CareNational
Patch Management Systems Administator
Colorado Springs, CO
Public Trust Clearance required - Must be US Citizen or Green Card Holder
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: Colorado Springs, CO
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KARI HANNA
Division Vice President - I.T.
CareNational Healthcare Services
Kari@CareNational.com
480.681.0168 (CALL – TEXT – FAX)
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