The Linux Systems Administrator will be responsible for providing the primary management, administration, support, and ongoing maintenance of VirtuStream and CMS Customer applications and Operating systems within a 24x7x365 environment. This role must be able to understand, execute, and document moderate to complex operational tasks and work requests that are assigned and have experience in moderate to complex research and fact finding using various tools and informational sources.
The role will be expected to work in a positive and collaborative fashion with fellow team members, senior engineering/architect staff, vendors, and customers. The Systems Administrator will assist with process maturation, development, technical standards creation, and drive operational excellence through consistent delivery and best practices. This role will also include the core fundamentals of day-to-day operations, based off the ITIL v3 methodology.
**Principal Duties and Responsibilities:**
Participate in 24x7x365 shift coverage
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all
Internal resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
Create, change, and delete user accounts per request
Provide support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues
Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies
Practical hands-on experience implementing, administrating and troubleshooting common TCP / IP based services, including NTP, DNS, SSL, SSH, services, etc
Perform preventative maintenance (and upgrade, as required) on Linux Operating Systems and related peripherals to meet IT specifications
Provides technical expertise in cross-functional and intra-departmental efforts.
Identify system performance issues and drive the development of tools to correct
Ensure that the technical environment is properly monitored and that any problems are rectified
Performs diagnostic testing on network systems and infrastructure problems
Coordinate all hardware and software problems or repairs channeled through outside vendors and service providers
Performs configuration, testing, and change control documentation of enterprise systems and network infrastructure platforms
Perform systems/software administration, backup/recovery monitoring, problem resolution, and change management
Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary
Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures
Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment
Required 7+ years experience as a systems administrator or server engineer in a large single site or multiple site Enterprise IT or managed services organization
When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Experience with RHEL 5/6, CentOS 5/6 and SuSe 11
Experience with OS installation, upgrade, package management, LVM, Security auditing, Kernel configuration/tuning and Performance monitoring/tuning.
Very strong troubleshooting skills towards root cause analysis and practical issue resolution
Knowledge of protocols such as HTTP, SSL/TLS, TCP, UDP, DNS, SNMP
Excellent skills in scripting and automation in bash and Perl.
Experience with RHN Satellite / Spacewalk Linux systems management and Kickstart
Experience in System Administration Automation frameworks such as Puppet, Chef
Experience with System monitoring and logging solutions
Experience with Active Directory Client configuration (Centrify, Samba, Vintela) and Powerbroker / Sudo.
Experience with Middleware technologies such as Apache, Tomcat and Source code control repositories such SVN, GIT will be a plus
ITIL v3 Foundation preferred
Experience dealing with Cisco UCS a plus
Bachelor degree in Information Management, Computer Science, or other related field is preferred for this position
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500 - VIRTUSTREAM
VA - Glen Allen, VA - Herndon, VA - McLean, VA - Reston, WI - Madison, WI - Pewaukee