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Senior Linux Administrator

The successful candidate will have the ability and desire to: Engage with our partners to develop new solutions for the management of our client environments using the latest proven technologies; Continuously review and improve the security posture of all applicable environments; Thoroughly document solutions and workflows; Work with leadership to establish formal processes and controls; Supervise and mentor junior team members; Work closely with our developers to ensure the consistent delivery of industry leading application management solutions; Add to and encourage a positive and motivated culture throughout the organization.

 

Job Duties

• Proactively maintain Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) environments in support of managed client workloads.
• Engineer systems administration-related solutions for both SAP and non-SAP client environments.
• Maintain application best practices for systems and services across all environments
• Monitor system performance and build/maintain capacity reports
• Drive continual improvement in systems operations through tool building and automation.
• Participate in the development of technology and services roadmaps
• Participate in development initiatives to improve operational performance.
• Execute against defined projects and report on their progress
• Provide root cause analysis, in collaboration with software development and delivery teams.
• Meet with internal and external customers to develop relationships and foster co-innovation opportunities.
• May be involved in pre-sales activities and ongoing efforts to build/maintain client engagement.
• Support and mentor junior team members as needed.
• Work in an environment where engineering successful outcomes is the order of the day. Every day.

 

Required Skills

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Sciences, or equivalent work experience
• 5+ years of relevant hands-on systems engineering and administrative experience in networking, storage systems, operating systems
• 3+ years of experience as the systems engineering and operations leader for service provider or advanced IT organization operating in a 24×7 environment
• Strong systems engineering fundamentals (networking, storage, operating systems)
• Experience with automation, configuration management, and IaC utilities
• Development experience with a high-level language such as python or java
• Familiarity with relational databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server
• Familiarity with agile engineering practices (Kanban, continuous delivery, etc.)
• AWS and Azure service usage on commercial or government cloud
• Experience with distributed systems at scale
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

• Deadline and detail-oriented
• Strong ownership bias
• Exposure to and understanding of the fundamentals of the ITIL v4 framewok
• Solid understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM)
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Sciences, or equivalent experience
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
• Strong ownership bias
• Deadline and detail-oriented

 

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