Unix Engineer (Projects) - RHEL 7 & 8 Unix Engineer (Projects) - RHEL 7 & 8 …

Harvey Nash
in Reigate, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
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GBP550 - GBP650 per day + None
Harvey Nash
in Reigate, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP550 - GBP650 per day + None
Harvey Nash
Unix Engineer NIS Migration to Active Directory - RHEL 7 & RHEL 8 experience required

Unix Engineer (Projects) Unix Engineer - Projects & Migration

A Leading Financial services Business are looking to hire an experienced Unix Engineer with specific knowledge of migrating NIS to Active Directory, as well as solid expertise with RHEL 7 and RHEL 8

Initial 9 month contract Working From Home - Very flexible, occasional office work as and when required

£550-£650 per day (Inside IR35) - Umbrella deductions to be taken off that figure.

The role is focused on moving from NIS to Active Directory and RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 & 8

Purpose of the Role

The role will be part of a team responsible for delivering the strategic Identity Governance Administration (IGA) Programme.

As part of the programme, the role will be working in the project which aims to change UNIX authentication and authorisation process from NIS (Network Information Service) to Active Directory.

The project will be delivered in 2 phases

Phase 1 [6-12 months]:

  • Design migration path from NIS to Active Directory for RHEL 7 and RHEL 8 servers and integration with IGA platform for identity validation & governance.
  • Engineer the solution on how it will work for a new build and how will a migration be done for an existing build.

Phase 2 [To be defined based on results from Phase 1]

  • Migrate access from NIS to Active Directory based on agreed plans.
  • Decomission NIS.

The individual in this role will be responsible for

  1. Documenting how access management i.e. authentication & authorisation is being done for Unix platforms and role of NIS.
  2. Find alternate solutions using Active Directory to manage user and group management for Unix platforms.
  3. Design, engineer and automate the proposed process in integration with Server provisioning processes.
  4. Identify audit and compliance measures along with integrations to sudo framework across different environments in the application development lifecycle.
  5. Develop a reporting mechanism / reporting feeds to governance systems
  6. Help define the migration plan and decommission route for NIS
  7. Train team members globally to deliver the work over the course of phase 2

The project methodology will be Agile Scrum based and the role will have to identify, measure and deliver on the basis of fixed length sprints.

It will also ensure metrics, reports, and dashboards are designed and implemented to provide data for continuous improvements.


* Work with Unix infrastructure service teams to understand today's processes

* Enable design and delivery of process to replace existing solution with Microsoft Active directory.

* Enable delivery across the global teams using common platform and tools.

* Implement DevOps and Agile working to deliver IAM integrations with new selected platform.

* Design migration and decommission path for NIS.

Must have skills and experience

* Excellent RHEL Linux skills essential

* In depth understanding of NIS and AD

* Ability to script and automate unix builds and layering of applications onto linux platforms

* Excellent Ansible skills

* Shell/Perl/Python scripting

* Able to collaborate across technical teams

* Technical awareness of future products, concepts and standards

Good to have skills and experience

* Sudo would be great - Ansible, Python & Packer

* Installation and maintenance of new servers and 3rd party software

* System performance reporting, and enhancement

* Disaster recovery and contingency planning

* Experience of working in a highly virtualised environment

* Integration with other core infrastructure technologies & awareness of infrastructure technologies

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