Job: Linux Systems Administrator

Title Linux Systems Administrator
Start Date 2015-01-10
Location US-VA-Dulles
Job Information

Position Description/Responsibilities:
Sr. Linux Systems Administrator

Our customer in the Dulles, VA area is looking to add a full time resource to their team.
This customer is responsible for operating one of the largest Mail systems in the United States, supporting millions of users. Mail Operations is a group of cutting-edge application Systems Administrators who are responsible for designing, installing, maintaining, monitoring and scaling applications supporting our customer’s Mail and Instant Messaging Systems. If you are looking to gain experience in a large-scale Linux environment, look no further. This job will satisfy your hunger for technical development and career advancement. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about the customer’s mission.
As a Senior Systems Administrator, you’ll share the responsibility of administering extremely large scale complex Linux systems supporting diverse business applications. In this critical role you will be a key contributor to the automation, management and optimization of our overall infrastructure and as a representative of the Mail Operations team, you collaborate with our business partners to interpret their technology needs and architect solutions to meet the business unit’s objectives.

On a day to day basis you will be performing the following:
Design, install, and manage large scale, high-performance Linux systems.
Support host/cluster/disaster recovery and ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications.
Perform infrastructure troubleshooting, resolve issues and document solutions.
Perform patching, security updates, and make configuration changes to keep the infrastructure secure and reliable.
Develop scripts and procedures to automate routine processes.
Participate in infrastructure discussions with business users, provide input and make recommendations on technology issues, negotiate on project timelines and act as the point of contact to support internal users.
Integrate continuous development and continuous delivery process.
Implement new and migrate existing applications to private and public clouds.
Be a team player and participate in an on-call rotation.
Must Have Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
At least 7-10 years of directly related experience.
Expertise on Centos/RedHat is a must.
Experience with web and application servers like Apache and Tomcat is a must.
Solid understanding firewall configurations and Linux file system options is required.
Experience in using advanced scripting skills; knowledge of automation and monitoring tools.
Experience supporting infrastructure on Cloud, and virtualization environments.
Knowledge of relational databases, database appliances, NoSQL databases.
Excellent customer service skills including written and verbal communications
Experience with large scale environments (2-5K Servers)
Shell Scripting/Pearl Scripting

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