Sr. Linux Administrator

Company Name:
ServPartners
If you are a Linux professional who loves working with open-source technologies, there isn't a better opportunity in DFW for you. Our client has grown from $0-460M in less than 4 years and is adding an additional person to this already impressive team. All Mac hardware users, Juniper networking gear, Dell m1000e chassis, and many open-source software packages make this a great place to further your career.
Responsibilities:
o Primary focus will be providing server support and administration to internal and remote customers. Responsibilities include installing, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading the virtualized environment with High-Availability clustered server configurations ensure optimal server availability and performance.
o Support SAN disk storage systems to ensure performance and data integrity.
o Manage server backups and restores to ensure data can be recovered in a timely manner.
o Manage 24x7 monitoring of servers and network equipment with alerting systems
o Linux server image development and optimization
o Support and develop plans, as well as strategies for both standalone and virtualized Linux server migrations of hardware and operating systems.
Experience to be successful in this role:
o Considerable experience with virtualization technologies (bonus points for KVM, oVirt, or RHEV)
o Deep understanding of the characteristics of Redhat (CentOS 6.3 and above) operating systems
o Manage SAN based disk storage systems in the multi-terra byte range (80+ TB).
o Manage and monitor backups and restores using Bacula for all servers including all (primarily) Linux and (some) Window Servers
o Manage log alerts and resolutions using Splunk, and/or other Log Monitoring tools.
oManage server/application configurations using Puppet, and/or other Configuration Management tools
o Support automated build environment.
o Assists onsite and remote staff with the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of server computers, peripheral equipment and software within established standards and guidelines.
o Work to resolve technical problems with server computing equipment and software
o Interact with numerous computer platforms in a multi-layered client server environment
o Ensure servers interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems including associated validation systems, file servers, email servers, VPN, application servers, and administrative systems.
o Automating and improving processes using scripting languages such as Bash, Python, PERL
o Trains and orients staff on use of hardware OS and software applications, as needed.
o Recommends and / or performs upgrades on systems to ensure compliance and longevity.
o Works with procurement staff to purchase hardware and software.
o Assesses functional needs to determine specifications for purchases.
o Assists in maintaining Server, LAN/WAN records in CMDB and, as appropriate.
o Configure and troubleshoot all aspects of the supported operating systems including Linux, Windows and Mac Servers.
o Experience supporting server hardware (DHCP, DNS, setup, configuration, etc.)
o Identify issues and maintain secure systems protecting consumer personal information.
o Must have good oral and written communication skills with attention to details.
o Experience with documentation in an IT environment (i.e., SOX compliance, ITIL)
o Must have good interpersonal skills enabling the individual the ability to interact with people at various levels within the organization. Proven, top-notch customer-service skills.
o Able to interpret user requests and explain resolutions to users in non-technical language.
o Ability to learn and apply new knowledge quickly and effectively
o Good technical writing, presentations, and systems analysis skills. Excellent analytical skills
o Dynamic and flexible. Lead by example, can do attitude.

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