Junior Linux System Administrator

Carle Place, NY 11514 | Contract

Post Date: 02/08/2018 Job ID: 9873 Industry: Technology
  • Position: Junior  Linux System Administrator
  • Status: 3-6 month contract with potential to extend/convert to FT
  • Location:  Nassau County, NY - Commutable via mass transit.
  • Hourly rate: around $40/hr. dependant upon experience
  • Number of Positions open:  1

Junior Linux Systems Administrator with Storage experience and high potential to adapt new technologies. This position is in a team of skilled and dynamic individuals to support a 24x7 Unix/Linux/EMC or IBM Storage infrastructure.

We are looking for a candidate with a passion for technology that is capable of innovative thinking and the ability to break down and dig into the details of problems and provide innovative solutions.

Primary Job Responsibilities  

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to provisioning new servers, Server automation, provisioning storage, performing application setup, hardware and OS upgrades, diagnosing issues with applications running on the server, shell scripting, debugging network configuration, responding to problem tickets for issues reported by clients, writing formal RCA for production problems, providing feedback to architecture and development teams, providing coverage on our holiday peak periods and on-call 24/7 support rotation.

Must be proficient in the following OS/Hardware/Applications:

RHEL, Solaris, AIX

HP and IBM Blade chassis and VMWare

EMC Storage, Emulex HBA’ s and SAN switches

Cloud services(AWS, Softlayer, Rackspace)

DNS, Apache, Tomcat, Websphere, Weblogic, Oracle

Puppet/Chef, Spacewalk, Tivoli, Splunk, TSM


Skills Required:

No more than 5-6 years of Linux Administration experience supporting Production, Development & QA environments

Solid knowledge of Linux (RHEL) operating system internals, file system structures, and machine architectures Performance tuning of Enterprise servers is necessary.

Knowledge and experience on Solaris/AIX, VMware ESX, VERITAS Suite, EMC Storage and software

Experience with VMWare and Cloud computing is a must.

Must have working and coding experience with puppet

Good knowledge of hardware technologies and systems support – administration, configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, security, and general maintenance

Detailed knowledge of backup, recovery, and disaster recovery (DR) schemes, schedules, and testing methodologies, storage data replication, snapshot, RAID, or data movement software, enterprise tape libraries

Working experience with at least one scripting tool, Perl, python, Ruby, and UNIX shell scripts

Adhere to firm Change Management, Problem Management polices and familiarity with ITIL or other formalized IT operations foundations

Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical peoples both verbally and in writing. Skill in writing concise, understandable, technical documentation is necessary

Flexibility in work hours as well as able to handle shifting priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is necessary

Experience dealing with end-user troubleshooting requests - Ability to work within a team environment and independently is a must

Must be able to multi-task, be process-minded and detail oriented

Must have excellent written, verbal communications, good presentation and project management skills

Effectively communicates technical actions, ensures audience understands why/what/when work will be accomplished

Lead and completes tasks independently, with attention to detail and while under pressure

Excellent judgment, problem resolution, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work under continual deadline pressure

This position involves handling machines, racking and stacking and moving them across various places

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Benefits include Medical and Dental Insurance, 401(k), Employee Service Center, Referral Bonuses, Loyalty and Longevity Bonuses, along with Hotel Engine Benefits.

Gillian Rummler

Fun Facts: Loves to snowboard, Huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and lover of all things Fast and the Furious.

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