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Linux Administrator
Ref No.: 18-16604
Location: Newton, Massachusetts
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Job Description :
Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.
Apex has an opportunity for a Systems Administrator role in the Newton, MA area. This is a 6 month contract to hire position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details:

Position: Systems Administrator
Apex Job ID: 842887
Location: Newton, MA
Rate: Negotiable based on experience
Duration: 6+ month Contrac to Hire
Proactively maintain and develop all Linux infrastructure technology to maintain a 24x7x365 uptime service
Engineering of systems administration-related solutions for various project and operational needs
Maintain best practices on managing systems and services across all environments
Fault finding, analysis and of logging information for reporting of performance exceptions
Proactively monitoring system performance and capacity planning
Manage, coordinate, and implement software upgrades, patches, hot fixes on servers, workstations, and network hardware
Create and modify scripts or applications to perform tasks
Provide input on ways to improve the stability, security, efficiency, and scalability of the environment
Collaborate with other teams and team members to develop automation strategies and deployment processes
Previous working experience as a Linux Administrator
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar relevant degree
IN depth knowledge of Linux: RedHat, CentOS, Debian, etc.
Familiarity with VMWare and SAN management and concepts
Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP and SNMP
Additional Linux certifications (RHCT, RHCE and LPIC) will be considered an advantage
Strong problem solving and communication skill
Active Directory Administration
Nice to haves:
Windows Server 2012/2016
SolarWinds and Nagios experience would probably be a big plus
Some optional things would be Zerto, PureStorage, and Compellant.