£500 - £550 per day
about 2 months ago
6 months +
Unix Patching Specialists
+ 6 month initial contract
+ SC Clearance required
+ Outside IR35
+ £500 to £550 per day
+ Remote work
+ Unix Patching
+ Linux, Solaris, AIX & HPUX
Non-Wintel Physical & Virtual Server Patching Specialist
The UNIX patching specialist will deploy, operate, maintain and support a comprehensive, automated (where appropriate) Non-Wintel Patching Service.
The service provided will be defined in accordance with pre-defined systems standards and will include support of Operating Systems for which the vendor has released security patches, including Linux, Solaris, AIX and HPUX.
The UNIX patching specialist will patch according to a schedule agreed with the customer.
This will be dependent on :-
(a) the purpose of the server and associated application / database support available
(b) agreed outages agreed with the customer
(c) patch availability based on operating system being supportable by the vendor.
The UNIX patching specialist is responsible for obtaining sign-off on specific risks regarding applications and kernel changes.
The UNIX patching specialist will ensure new & re-purposed Servers are installed with all the latest Critical and Standard Security Patches before they are connected to the Network.
The UNIX patching specialist will develop and maintain a Vendor Severity Matrix, as part of the documentation, a mapping of vendor Security Patch Severity Levels to customer priority levels (Critical and Standard) for each product on the security Patching product list. The Vendor Severity Matrix will be used to ultimately ascertain whether to deploy a particular patch.
The UNIX patching specialist will assess the priority of Security Patches, conduct a written assessment of all patches (including Out of Cycle Security Patch Releases) to determine risk level.
The UNIX patching specialist will test all Security Patches prior to deployment and obtain approval to deploy the patch through the Change Management Procedure.
The UNIX patching specialist will terminate the deployment pf faulty security patches if notification is received from the vendor that there is a fault with the patch or a fault is identified during testing.
The UNIX patching specialist will maintain processes and procedures for partially or fully backing out Security Patches if notification is received from the vendor that there is a fault with the patch or a fault is identified during testing or at any time during or after deployment of the patch.
The UNIX patching specialist will maintain prepared mitigation plans ready for implementation in the circumstance that Patching incidents are raised due to failure to achieve success targets. This may include but not be limited to blocking vulnerable devices from the Network and assessing operational risk.
The UNIX patching specialist will provide access to vendor knowledge, tools and expertise through the Service Provider support channels. This shall include (but not be limited to) access to Vulnerability Disclosures and Software update information.
The UNIX patching specialist will notify customer IT Security and raise an Incident through the Incident Management Process if less than 100% of devices report successful installation of ALL Security Patches prioritised as Standard within thirty (30) days of the start of a patch deployment cycle.