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Red Hat Open Shift SME 51448 in Lansing, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/20/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Lansing, MI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job ID: 51448

Red Hat Open Shift SME 


  • Successfully set up the Red Hat Open Shift platform at the  client site so that it can support the client’s business and technical requirements designed to enable a Red Hat Open Shift enterprise platform for our company.


Below are some of the tasks required from the Statement of Work:

  • Architectural verification of the target environments, including resource sizing, networking, security, and hosting requirements for multiple clustered instances of Red Hat OpenShift, including development, test, and production instances.
  • Configuration and deployment requirement review for IBM API Connect deployed on Red Hat OpenShift.
  • Installation and configuration of Red Hat OpenShift clusters in multiple environments.
  • Configuration and verification of administrative functions and interfaces to support the installed clusters.
  • Installation and configuration of containers necessary to support IBM API Connect.
  • End to end testing support.
  • Knowledge transfer to clients.
  • Development of a run book of documentation describing the configuration and basic operations of the installed clusters, including training recommendations for clients.


The OpenShift subject matter expert will support and participate in the activities from the statement of work, including:

  • Work in tandem with a lead architect from Red Hat
  • Verify that the target infrastructure is adequately provisioned to install and configure OpenShift based on the established requirements per requested environment
  • Install and configure OpenShift clusters
  • Set up and deploy containers
  • Participate in and support application testing
  • Assist with knowledge transfer and system documentation


Candidate must have:

  • At least five years of general IT experience, including system administration and application support.
  • At least two years of experience administering and configuring Linux.
  • At least one year of experience working with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • At least one year of experience working with containers, including Docker or Kubernetes or an equivalent.
  • Completed training for OpenShift, including deploying a cluster.
  • Demonstrable understanding of containers and how they differ from virtual machines and other more traditional application deployment schemes.
  • Solid working knowledge of networking, including VLAN configuration, routing, and firewall rules.


  • No specific education required, bachelor degree preferred


  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration preferred but not required


  • Linux system administration
  • General system administration
  • OpenShift installation and administration

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