Unix Centrify Architect

Peer Solutions Group - Lansing, MI

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year
Skills
We have an exicting and rare opportunity. We are hiring a Unix Centrify Architect

Location:Lansing, Michigan

Interview: In person only

Short Description:
Advanced experience in architecting infrastructure solutions including proven experience with infrastructure integration.

During the initial evaluation of the Centrify product the following business objectives were given and agreed upon by DTMB and MCS as requirements for the purchase of the product. We have attached and installed Centrify and connected Linux servers to Active Directory. The following tasks are needed to be completed to satisfy the agreed upon Business Objectives.

Years of Experience:
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Unix System Administrator

Resource Tasks:
1. Centrally Manage all user accounts to satisfy audit requirements.
2. Provide detailed auditing of all tasks executed on all NGDI servers.
3. Utilize RBAC to provide a higher level of security and maintain compliance with all the regulatory bodies.
4. Configure solution according to standards to ensure proper operations.
5. Provide the ability to have secure authentication without entering passwords with emphasis on the DMZ.
6. Limit attack vectors in the event that a breach may occur.

1. Task
Update all servers with the appropriate DNS settings and validate that both forward and reverse lookup entries are created in the NGDS Domain

Issue
This is to ensure proper operations. Pointing the servers to the correct DNS servers and populating the reverse DNS ensures that industry standards are adhered to and that we limit potential outages

2. Task
Configure Kerberos authentication on all Linux servers so that there is no password keyed in at the time of logon. This will mitigate the passwords staying resident in memory where they can be retrieved by scraping the memory

Issue
Kerberos authentication – this was one of the requirements when we first were rolling out Centrify. Kerberos authentication means that passwords are not entered into the endpoint which protects against password theft through memory scraping.

3. Task
Configure Centrify Zone Provisioning agent. This is the automated provisioning of users and groups into Centrify for granting permissions for accessing servers.

Issue
This automatically adds and removes users from the Centrify system. This reduces potential human errors during deploy and the auto removal ensures security holes are closed when a user is removed

4. Task
Install Centrify Agent on all windows servers in NGDI. Configure and validate video

Issue
To reduce the chance of pivot attacks in windows we install Centrify on Windows and configure RBAC. With domain accounts the likely hood of a pivot attack after a breach is quite high.

5. Task
Remove user access from launching a console session through BladeLogic.

Issue
This is a breach in separation of duties. Unfortunately, in its current configuration the administrators of BSA have the ability to grant themselves access to data. Secondly the administrators are all connecting to the servers as root through the nsh that BladeLogic provides

6. Task
Upgrade all Centrify components to the latest code.

Issue
This would be to gain the enhancements in the newer versions, bug fixes and to provide any security patches that come with the upgrade

7. Task
Develop and Configure Roles in Centrify for granting appropriate access to servers based on job function. (DBA, Sysadmin, WebAdmin, WASAdmin….etc.)

Issue
Too many loose privileges leave countless back doors for potential attackers. The RBAC will tighten up privileges and reduce potential attack vectors

8. Task
Fix Licensing server in Zone 1.49

Issue
There was a change in the licensing service with in Centrify. There should only be one license server per forest. Currently there are 2 in Zone 1.49

Skills Matrix:
Skill

Required / Desired

Amount

of Experience

Unix System Administration

Highly desired

5

Years

Experience in creation, maintenance, and execution of system/administrative scripts such as Bash, Python, Power Shell

Required

7

Years

Experience with creation of scripts in Ansible to automate software provisioning, configuration management and application deployment

Required

2

Years

Experience in deploying and administering storage hardware or logical storage arrays

Required

7

Years

Experience working in a Devops or Secops capacity in a 1000+ server environment

Required

7

Years

Experience with working with CICD, containers, Docker, Kubernetes and/or OpenShift deployments and support

Required

2

Years

Experience installing, configuring, and administering Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Required

7

Years

Experience resolving intermediate issues with Configuration Management and Networking concepts

Required

7

Years

Experience in performing security testing such vulnerability assessments or penetration tests to identify security misconfigurations or vulnerable sof

Required

7

Years

Experience in remediating security issues identified by vulnerability assessments or penetration tests

Required

7

Years

Ability to design, implement and operate systems with adherance to industry compliance such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ISO and identify policy violations

Required

7

Years

About Peer Solutions Group, Inc

Peer Solutions Group, a full-service, Minority Certified (MBE) IT Services company founded by professionals with hands on experience in Staffing, Recruiting, Project Management, Technology and Consulting. Since the past 10+ years, we have helped our customers strengthen their competitive advantage, reduce operational costs, and improve efficiency by providing our Personalized Effective Efficient Reliable services with integrity, intellectual growth, quality, respect and positive thinking. Our core capabilities include but are not limited to:

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IT Staffing - Contract & Permanent
Peer Solutions Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing the right opportunities for the right people. We have a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation where our employees can make a difference. We are looking for like-minded, dynamic individuals to come and join our rapidly expanding team.