Unix/Linux Systems Administrator

Employer
Quotient, Inc.
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
May 01, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerform as a senior member of the system administration team to support the installation, optimization, integration, troubleshooting, backup, recovery, modifications, security, and upgrading of IT systems and components to provide services that enable customers to effectively apply IT to business requirements.Exhibit knowledge of tools and mechanisms for distributing new and upgraded software to ensure customers receive current versions of supported software, as they become available.Work with others senior staff to recommend and design systems architecture and topology from both general and specific perspectives.Design, implement, and evaluate current and future infrastructure initiatives for the highest level of efficiency and performanceGeneral Administration of Unix/Linux - Installation, Users Creation, Group Creation, Permissions, Creations of Folders, Mail/SMTP, Web (Apache, Tomcat), FTP, DNS, Proxy, Samba, Firewall (NAT, IP Tables, Packet Filter, IP Filter), LDAP, NFS, NIS, NFS/CIFS/FCPPerform problem diagnosis, troubleshooting and resolutionPerform new hardware and Linux OS installations, patching and upgradesMaintain operating systems and associated infrastructure softwareDesign and document SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for system administration activitiesInstall and maintain Server OS and configuration using tools automated installation like Kickstart and Configuration Management tools like PuppetWork closely with various IT groups including but not limited to project management, database administration, network and security teams, application team and assist in overall architectural design, implementation and troubleshooting Required Skills Position RequirementsBS in Computer Science or Engineering or information systems or related field (or equivalent experience) required7+ years Linux systems administration experience specifically in managing or supporting RedHat and/or Centos Linux in production environmentsScripting skills: Highly skilled in a at least two typical scripting languages (shell/bash, python, ruby)Experience working with F5 web load balancing systemsExperience of delivering services in a production environment following ITIL a plusCloud Management/Virtualization (ie Amazon EC2 and S3 or others) experience a plusExperience supporting VMWARE infrastructure in a large enterprise environment.Experience configuring Linux guests in a VMware ESX environmentSAN/NAS/Storage solutions experience with NetApp, NFS, or related technologiesAbility to develop a complete disaster recovery and system backup plan with the responsibility of producing and maintaining all system documentationExpertise in developing automated scripts for monitoring or analyzing the operation of infrastructure, including Nagios scripts, log file reporting, Spacewalk/RedHat Satellite and Puppet scriptsMust be able to participate in a 7/24/365 on-call rotationMust be able to work evenings and/or weekends and/or during change windows outside of normal business hoursMust be able to work with minimal supervision, is self-motivated and able to define, plan and implement long-term goals, tasks and projectsAbility to technically lead a project through the lifecycle and consult with the customer on business requirementsExcellent problem solving, multitasking, troubleshooting skills and attention to details are required to work in this challenging and dynamic environmentVery strong interpersonal, customer service, result oriented and team building skills are essential Have excellent communication skills - written, verbal, and presentationRequired ExperienceJob LocationBethesda, MD