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Linux system administrator
Ref No.: 18-10948
Location: New York City, New York
Start Date / End Date: 09/10/2018 to 09/07/2019
Client is currently searching for the Linux system administrator to join its Platform Engineering Team supporting a diverse collection of applications ranging from crew logistics to archives to specialized applications supporting major breaking news events. This position will be responsible for building out and improving the reliability and performance of our existing on-premises and cloud applications in AWS along with launching new applications and infrastructure with a focus on automation, availability and performance. This position requires strong experience with Red Hat-based Linux and other open source technologies in an enterprise environment. In addition, this position requires familiarity with basic networking concepts, DNS, load balancing, etc. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate extraordinary problem solving skills. Required Technical Skills • Experience installing and configuring Red Hat based Linux distributions • Able to perform general Linux OS maintenance tasks o user management o server management o patch management • Work closely with other team members to meet team goals and deadlines • Linux system performance analysis, tuning and troubleshooting • Writing documentation and using wiki based tools like Confluence Ideally, the candidate will also have experience with the following: • Red Hat certification or equivalent experience/expertise • Experience maintaining CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Jenkins, Nexus, Puppet, Ansible, etc. Other Characteristics and Expectations • Experience supporting Red Hat installations in an enterprise context • Serve as on-call escalation resource for support teams, involving on-site coverage during normal business hours as well as on-call support before/after normal working hours • Strong desire to learn and cross-train in new technologies and passion to maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, working as an individual as well as part of a team • Demonstrate strong skills in the areas of analysis, organization and escalation • Excellent communication skills and a cool, levelheaded approach. Able to clearly & succinctly communicate actions and/or next steps • Takes accountability for action items and requests which may include other teams outside of his/her direct control, following up and leaving nothing to chance • Excellent customer-service skills, professional presence • Able to effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel • Able to work 24/7 to provide phone and in person support and travel occasionally for offsite upgrades and training and professional development opportunities