Linux System Administrator

Westminster, CO 80234

Posted: 07/19/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 80309
Job Description:
Working in multidisciplinary and multi-level teams in an ever changing world, our Client delivers leading-edge technical, operational, and commercial solutions to commercial and government customers around the globe.  With more than 4,800 employees in 11 locations in North America and around the world, the company provides space-based communications solutions, surveillance solutions, satellite ground stations and geospatial information services for both the Communications and the Surveillance and Intelligence markets.

Position Description:
We are looking for a bright and capable Linux System Administrator to join our team of IT professionals.  This will be an exciting opportunity to showcase and develop your knowledge and expertise with a wide variety of technologies and products.  Successfully supporting our corporate users will involve broad technical skills, a customer service frame of mind, solid self-management skills, and the professional attitude required to work within large teams and across departments.    Our team supports a large number of Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts, numerous virtualization environments (primarily VMware), SAN and NFS storage platforms, and brokering solutions (Citrix / NetScaler).

Primary Activities:
As a Linux System Administrator, you will have the opportunity to leverage your experience and support our UNIX, Storage and virtualization infrastructure. Your responsibilities will include working individually and with teams both within IT and across the company, including multiple geographical locations, to: 
  • Propose, manage and coordinate solutions for site-based projects in both physical and virtual environments.
  • Configure, deploy and administer Linux based network distributed development and production environments.
  • Act as a point of contact for projects as related to computing support.
  • Produce configuration and maintenance documentation, and provide training as required.
  • Support and assist with integration of a variety of leading-edge Software Development and Engineering Tools.
  • Administer Storage Infrastructure.
  • Administer Virtualization Solutions.
Candidate Profile
  • Ability to work both individually and in teams, in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
  • Technology diploma/degree from an accredited institution and 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • At least 2 years related experience in a multi-platform, multi-vendor environment.
  • Evidence of continuing education relating to support tools for different environments.
  • High capacity for learning new technologies.
  • A team oriented approach to solving technical problems.
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize, track and manage issues to completion.
  • The ability to define courses of action while keeping stakeholders informed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in desktop applications (Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Active Secret Security Clearance
Technical requirements:
  • Knowledge and experience in configuring Linux systems (SUSE/RedHat/OpenSuSE Leap/CentOS/Ubuntu).
  • Understanding of networking and distributed computing environment concepts.
  • Experience with NFS and SAN storage.
  • Familiar with fundamentals of IT security, hardening practices, and security management tools.
  • System failure analysis and recovery. Ensuring system consistency and integrity.
  • Familiarity with scripting and command line tools in UNIX and Linux using administrative languages such as Perl and Shell scripting.
  • Monitor performance and troubleshoot alerts using commercial, open source, and locally developed monitoring tools.
  • Well versed in working in an environment requiring strong Change Control processes and procedures.
  • Familiarity with VMware/ESXi or other virtual environments would be an asset.
  • Understanding of VDI solutions.
  • Familiarity with Jira, Wiki, Confluence and Puppet applications.
  • Familiarity with Kubernates, OpenStack and Docker.
  • Some knowledge of software configuration management tools (Git, ClearCase, Subversion, etc.).
  • Certifications in RedHat, VMWare, and Security would be an asset.
For more information contact Mark Johnston at 714-901-3804 or [email protected]
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