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Unix Administrator, Kiev

Keywords / Skills : Unix Administrator, Kiev

Posted: 2019-09-07

Software Engineer/ Programmer
Posted On
7th Sep 2019
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Project Description

IT infrastructure service for one of the world biggest and leading financial group. Successful candidate will help our client with BAU and Project activities, working as Unix SME in cooperation with Application Technology & Infrastructure teams to build and support complex IT infrastructure. Implementing best technology and service practices to achieve high availability and performance of related business applications.
Our team primary location is Kiev, working remotely in client environment in close collaboration with customer management, IT OPS and Development teams.


- Provide system support to technology and business teams as needed during development, delivery, and design to guarantee robust, strong, scalable solutions.
- Manage installation and configuration, systems integration, job scheduling and security.
- Perform daily system monitoring: verifying the integrity and availability of all IT resources (servers, storage, networks and other Network connected devices, systems and key processes), reviewing system/application logs for errors, vulnerabilities, and improvements, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
- Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system and database administration tasks; identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
- Provide Tier I/II/III support per request; perform troubleshooting and diagnostic tracing.
- Recover from hardware/software failures; coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
- Maintain operational, configuration, or other process and procedures.
- Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
- Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
- Adhere to/contribute to best practice standards, continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate leadership and positive attitude.
- Balance concurrent assignments.
- Extensive interaction with various IT Teams.
- Interaction with business users, 3rd-party vendors, and software maintenance support contractors.
- Provide inputs into IT hardware/software planning and End Of Life (EOL) support and the procurement process.
- Attend and participate in various IT meetings as scheduled and provide expert knowledge.


At least five (5) years of relevant work experience.
At least six (6) years of experience providing Unix Administration Technical Support.
- At least five (5) years of hands on experience with RedHat (8/9/10).
- Scripting experience (Shell, CGI, and Perl).
- Solid understanding of UNIX host based security.
- Experience with Iaas, Virtualization (OpenStack, KVM, VMWare), Storage (SAN, NAS, iSCSI, EMC, 3Par, Virtual Swift/CEPH).
- Understanding of databases, such as SQL, Oracle.
- Understanding of networking and logical flow of data to assist developers, and network administrators for troubleshooting and Architectural purposes.
- Experience administering servers, backup operations, and systems monitoring in multiple and complex network server environments.
- Expert troubleshooting and diagnostic skills and providing support to Operations personnel.
- Experience with business continuity / disaster recovery failover/failback and runbook documentation.
- Experience with cyber security, server hardening and DMZ deployment.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision, and participate in cross-functional projects as scheduled.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
Nice to have
- One or more LINUX/Windows/Database/SAN/Server/OS/Networking certifications.
- Server performance management experience.
- Ability to script and develop code to assist in automation and repeatable configuration deployments.
- Experience in Azure or AWS infrastructure (EC2, VPC, S3, IAM, etc.).
- Experience with monitoring, patching and reporting of operating systems and COTS software security vulnerabilities.
- Knowledge of open source cloud and service automation tools like Puppet, Chef, or Ansible. Ideally, with an emphasis on RHEL.
- Knowledge of SAN architectures and Fibre Channel protocols.
- Knowledge of system administration of DL380 and DL560/580 servers.
- Knowledge of ITIL framework and project management methodologies preferred.
- Strong ability to communicate problems that occur to a technical and business audience.
- Focus on quality of work and customer service.
- Excellent communication, organizational and follow up skills.
- Ability to follow through on support related issues with customers, vendors and IT staff.

  • English: Upper-intermediate

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About Company

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, (NYSE: DXC), is a digital strategy and software engineering firm providing bespoke technology solutions that drive business change for customers the world over. Luxoft uses technology to enable business transformation, enhance customer experiences, and boost operational efficiency through its strategy, consulting, and engineering services. Luxoft combines a unique blend of engineering excellence and deep industry expertise, specializing in automotive, financial services, travel and hospitality, healthcare, life sciences, media and telecommunications. For more information, please visit
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