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  • Job reference: RMS0171221

Linux OS Architect

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  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/09/2016
  • Duration: 28/11/2016
The Company:
is a global pioneer. Their joint talent and technology connect and protect lives. Creating innovative, effective space and defence solutions and services for their customers, driving their industry forward.

The Role:
A Satellite Communications System is currently being upgraded so that elements of this system operate upon an updated MS Windows Operating System (OS) - Windows Server 2012 R2.

Two Bespoke Application communicate with one another. One is hosted upon the Windows OS and the other is hosted upon a Linux OS. Communication is via the IPsec protocol. The applicant will be responsible ensuring that these Applications function correctly, communicate correctly and as previously with the new Windows OS. For example, this may involve re-configuring the Linux product manager (RPM).

Following this upgrade regression testing will be undertaken to ensure functionality and behaviour remains correct. Security Enforcing Function (SEF) testing will be undertaken to ensure the expected security behaviour remains intact.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Tools

- In depth knowledge and deployment of Linux OS, particularly Red Hat Fedora 4 Core IPSec functionality and interaction with third party SW applications.
- In depth knowledge and deployment of Windows Operating Systems and interaction with third party SW applications. Working in a team environment.

Essential experience

- Working in a restricted security development environment and VV&T testing
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