Linux/VMware System Administrator

  • location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $60 - $68 per hour

job description

Linux/VMware System Administrator

job summary:
  • Participate as a member of a small team that works cooperatively to ensure system infrastructure and operating systems are available to support applications.
  • Analyze, evaluate, plan, implement, configure, patch, upgrade and tune software and hardware in virtualized, highly available and stand-alone environments.
  • Document procedures and update standards for new or modified systems and environments.
  • Open required Change Requests, Work and Incident tickets. Follow Change Management policy and Incident resolution timelines. Respond to Change Requests, Work and Incident tickets assigned to team.
  • Respond to systems alerts and be part of rotation of after-hours on-call production support.
  • Review Red Hat and VMware security notifications and deploy updates if deemed necessary.
  • Gather, evaluate, and measure data on performance/capacity and report on key measurements.
  • Proactively identify problems and provide solutions to management before implementing change.
  • Prevent downtime, increase system availability, monitor performance, manage disk capacity and ensure system security.
  • Work well with other IT teams and know their responsibilities.
  • Design solutions to technical problems and implementation of new systems or infrastructure changes.
  • Monitor critical systems and take corrective actions prior to failures.
  • Prepare for disaster recovery and ensure that appropriate backups are completed and tested.
  • Troubleshoot software and hardware failures and identify network problems. Open necessary calls with vendors for support, prioritize and escalate.
  • Establish and maintain security and integrity controls.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.
 
location: Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $60 - 68 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Participate as a member of a small team that works cooperatively to ensure system infrastructure and operating systems are available to support applications.
  • Analyze, evaluate, plan, implement, configure, patch, upgrade and tune software and hardware in virtualized, highly available and stand-alone environments.
  • Document procedures and update standards for new or modified systems and environments.
  • Open required Change Requests, Work and Incident tickets. Follow Change Management policy and Incident resolution timelines. Respond to Change Requests, Work and Incident tickets assigned to team.
  • Respond to systems alerts and be part of rotation of after-hours on-call production support.
  • Review Red Hat and VMware security notifications and deploy updates if deemed necessary.
  • Gather, evaluate, and measure data on performance/capacity and report on key measurements.
  • Proactively identify problems and provide solutions to management before implementing change.
  • Prevent downtime, increase system availability, monitor performance, manage disk capacity and ensure system security.
  • Work well with other IT teams and know their responsibilities.
  • Design solutions to technical problems and implementation of new systems or infrastructure changes.
  • Monitor critical systems and take corrective actions prior to failures.
  • Prepare for disaster recovery and ensure that appropriate backups are completed and tested.
  • Troubleshoot software and hardware failures and identify network problems. Open necessary calls with vendors for support, prioritize and escalate.
  • Establish and maintain security and integrity controls.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • System Admin

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