Sr. Linux/UNIX System Administrator

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $65 per hour
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job description

Sr. Linux/UNIX System Administrator

job summary:
Job Purpose (Job Summary): Provide technical expertise in the planning, design and implementation of the company's UNIX (Red Hat Linux) environment and cloud based solutions. Drive forward the Server and Storage roadmap incorporating all UNIX services, technologies. Accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities, focusing on technical strategies, innovation, forward & lateral thinking. Additionally, maintain and follow all relevant procedures and documentation, reviewing and updating where required. Ability to configure and deploy Linux-based complex infrastructure solutions, create supporting documentation and able to deconstruct environments within a Lab setup to aid troubleshooting or test recommended platform upgrades.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Determine requirements, develop specifications, architect a solution and implement it.
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of Unix/Linux servers using tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible.
  • Managing the deployment, automation and maintenance of AWS cloud Services (e.g. EC2, RDS, ELB, EBD, S3, VPC, Glacier, IAM, CloudWatch, KMS)
  • Participate in project teams to represent the UNIX SMEs and provide input on project architectures
  • Experience developing shell scripts and other languages such as BASH, Java, Perl, Python or Ruby as needed for the automation of UNIX system tasks
  • Coordinate with application developers and platform owners to provide LINUX environments needed to support the development and deployment of applications, databases and backup strategies.
  • Secure servers to meet federal regulated requirement for audits in Financial, Investments and Banking industries.
  • Act as a technical touch point for members of the team, offering guidance, coaching and support.
  • Ensure project status reports to stakeholders are submitted by ensuring regular and accurate blogging and updates of projects and activities.
  • Ensure project deliverables are clearly defined, planned, prioritised & kept on track and within scope.
  • Make sure that each stage of a deliverable is progressing on time and to the relevant quality/standards.
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
  • Ensure project documents are completed, current, appropriately stored and handed over to the Operations team within the relevant timescales
  • Ensure operational standards are adhered to. This includes actively looking to continuously improve working practices to ensure the team work's as efficiently as possible.
  • Follow team procedures, identify gaps and resolve effectively. Including the Business/Disaster Recovery program
 
location: Houston, Texas
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Job Purpose (Job Summary): Provide technical expertise in the planning, design and implementation of the company's UNIX (Red Hat Linux) environment and cloud based solutions. Drive forward the Server and Storage roadmap incorporating all UNIX services, technologies. Accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities, focusing on technical strategies, innovation, forward & lateral thinking. Additionally, maintain and follow all relevant procedures and documentation, reviewing and updating where required. Ability to configure and deploy Linux-based complex infrastructure solutions, create supporting documentation and able to deconstruct environments within a Lab setup to aid troubleshooting or test recommended platform upgrades.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Determine requirements, develop specifications, architect a solution and implement it.
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of Unix/Linux servers using tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible.
  • Managing the deployment, automation and maintenance of AWS cloud Services (e.g. EC2, RDS, ELB, EBD, S3, VPC, Glacier, IAM, CloudWatch, KMS)
  • Participate in project teams to represent the UNIX SMEs and provide input on project architectures
  • Experience developing shell scripts and other languages such as BASH, Java, Perl, Python or Ruby as needed for the automation of UNIX system tasks
  • Coordinate with application developers and platform owners to provide LINUX environments needed to support the development and deployment of applications, databases and backup strategies.
  • Secure servers to meet federal regulated requirement for audits in Financial, Investments and Banking industries.
  • Act as a technical touch point for members of the team, offering guidance, coaching and support.
  • Ensure project status reports to stakeholders are submitted by ensuring regular and accurate blogging and updates of projects and activities.
  • Ensure project deliverables are clearly defined, planned, prioritised & kept on track and within scope.
  • Make sure that each stage of a deliverable is progressing on time and to the relevant quality/standards.
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
  • Ensure project documents are completed, current, appropriately stored and handed over to the Operations team within the relevant timescales
  • Ensure operational standards are adhered to. This includes actively looking to continuously improve working practices to ensure the team work's as efficiently as possible.
  • Follow team procedures, identify gaps and resolve effectively. Including the Business/Disaster Recovery program
 
qualifications:
Job Purpose (Job Summary): Provide technical expertise in the planning, design and implementation of the company's UNIX (Red Hat Linux) environment and cloud based solutions. Drive forward the Server and Storage roadmap incorporating all UNIX services, technologies. Accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities, focusing on technical strategies, innovation, forward & lateral thinking. Additionally, maintain and follow all relevant procedures and documentation, reviewing and updating where required. Ability to configure and deploy Linux-based complex infrastructure solutions, create supporting documentation and able to deconstruct environments within a Lab setup to aid troubleshooting or test recommended platform upgrades.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Determine requirements, develop specifications, architect a solution and implement it.
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of Unix/Linux servers using tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible.
  • Managing the deployment, automation and maintenance of AWS cloud Services (e.g. EC2, RDS, ELB, EBD, S3, VPC, Glacier, IAM, CloudWatch, KMS)
  • Participate in project teams to represent the UNIX SMEs and provide input on project architectures
  • Experience developing shell scripts and other languages such as BASH, Java, Perl, Python or Ruby as needed for the automation of UNIX system tasks
  • Coordinate with application developers and platform owners to provide LINUX environments needed to support the development and deployment of applications, databases and backup strategies.
  • Secure servers to meet federal regulated requirement for audits in Financial, Investments and Banking industries.
  • Act as a technical touch point for members of the team, offering guidance, coaching and support.
  • Ensure project status reports to stakeholders are submitted by ensuring regular and accurate blogging and updates of projects and activities.
  • Ensure project deliverables are clearly defined, planned, prioritised & kept on track and within scope.
  • Make sure that each stage of a deliverable is progressing on time and to the relevant quality/standards.
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
  • Ensure project documents are completed, current, appropriately stored and handed over to the Operations team within the relevant timescales
  • Ensure operational standards are adhered to. This includes actively looking to continuously improve working practices to ensure the team work's as efficiently as possible.
  • Follow team procedures, identify gaps and resolve effectively. Including the Business/Disaster Recovery program
 
skills: Job Description:

This person will be assisting our clients in their OFI migration work

Purpose:

· Provide Tier 2 Operational support for UNIX systems.

· Provide technical analysis and design consulting support for major business applications.

· Managing project and task deliverable commitments, system changes and application rollouts/upgrades.

Areas of Responsibility:

· Provides system support for Unix operating systems and hardware support. This will include but is not limited to:

· Problem management

· Project reporting

· Customer communication

· Rollout of applications and OS upgrades

· Build and configuration of server hardware

· Maintenance of the operating systems and hardware

· Installation of configured server into a production server environment

· Troubleshooting OS and hardware problems for local and remote servers.

· Escalation Support

· Vendor escalation.

Technical Skills/Computer:

· Experienced RedHat LINUX administrator with advanced knowledge of RedHat (7) Clustering (KVM/XEN) and RedHat Enterprise Virtualization configuration, troubleshooting and management.

· Red Hat Certified Engineer, nice to have, not required

· Day to day, hands on LINUX Operating System experience in a large enterprise (datacenter) environment

· Advanced knowledge of UNIX Clustering in RedHat LINUX, virtualization (RHEV), package creation and LVM maintenance.

· Advanced knowledge of hardware configurations and installation processes for HP Proliant systems

· Advanced knowledge of routine UNIX administration tasks

· Knowledge of Symantec Netbackup Administration on a UNIX platform a plus.

· Working knowledge of OS patch management and implementation

· Working knowledge of change management principles


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