Senior Linux Administrator - 17-02406
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Senior Linux Administrator - 17-02406
Ref No.: 17-02406
Location: Wilton, Connecticut
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 11/20/2017 to 04/27/2018
Our client is seeking a Linux Administrator  who will serve as second level support. Must have in-depth, hands-on experience of the Linux OS - specifically RHEL 5, 6 (7 is a plus), Red Hat Satellite, and source code management (SVN, Git). Additionally, must be familiar with scripting, i.e. bash (python a plus) – not just running manual commands off a KB – and able to run, maintain, and write basic scripts. Experience with CFEngine, Chef, Centrify, VMware vSphere, and/ or AWS is a plus.
  • The position is for an operational (run) group. SysAdmins will respond to incidents and as well as handle support requests for a variety of technologies related to our Linux service.
  • As a queue owner, SysAdmins will be responsible for the general health of the queue (resolving tickets, identifying trends, finding the technical cause of problems) as well as recommending process/ system changes to eliminate incoming workload, optimizing team process, and escalating where appropriate.
  • SysAdmins will also have project responsibilities (i.e. executing some of the improvements identified by them or others on the team) and will own small projects within their respective area.
  • The position is for a primary day shift (8-10 hours per day). While there are on-call responsibilities, this should be few and short on evenings and weekends. More extended off-shift time may be needed but these would be planned significantly in advance, and generally associated with project work where maintenance windows need to be observed.
  • Must have a deep understanding of their respective area. But this is also a hands-on operations position.
  • While not a hard requirement, given the overall direction of IT infrastructure is to transition workloads to the cloud, experience with AWS and cloud development is a plus.
  • Break/Fix, Provisioning & Decom, Patching, Migrations, Documentation
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving system OS, software, and performance issues
  • At least 5+ years of experience in relevant technologies
  • Hands on knowledge of the Linux operating system environment
  • Must be able to work well in an ambiguous and changing environment
Core Skills/Technologies:
  • RHEL 5, 6 (7 a plus)
  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Source code management (SVN, Git)
  • Intermediate bash scripting (python a plus)
Additional Skills/ Technologies:
  • CFEngine
  • Chef
  • Centrify
  • VMware vSphere
  • AWS (Or some similar application experience. Knowledge of CFEngine/Chef is also acceptable)