Senior Linux Administrator

Senior Linux Administrator

5 - 8 Years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description
The Senior Linux System Administrator is responsible for architecting/design, implementing, and operating enterprise infrastructure and systems automation for HPC (High Performance Computing) Linux/CentOS clusters in a global environment. Must be capable of working with minimal supervision & applies the necessary technical expertise for effective and efficient use while communicating with peers, customers and leadership. Additionally, requires candidate to participate in a 24x7 rotational coverage. Job Requirements
Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage large & diverse Linux environment including design, build, capacity planning, performance tuning and ongoing monitoring in enterprise level data center.
  • Proficient in multiple scripting languages including Perl & Python.
  • Configuration/capacity planning, software products evaluation, and systems performance analysis and optimization.
  • Evaluate and recommend systems software and hardware for enterprise systems.
  • Setup, configuration, general maintenance and troubleshooting of all Unix and Linux systems.
  • Directs & coordinates the work assigned with respective teams & possess excellent communication & problem-solving skills.
  • Pro-active, creative participation in the execution of projects, translating business requirements into technology solutions through analysis.
  • Supporting, interfacing and cooperating with cross functional teams. Ability to work closely with end users to understand their needs and provide guidance.
  • Work with core production support personnel in IT and Engineering to automate deployment and operation of the infrastructure. Manage, deploy and configure infrastructure with Puppet or other automation tools.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources, provide economies of scale, and simplify remote/global support issues.
  • Manage and maintain monitoring to ensure uptime and SLA levels.
  • Document process and procedure followed in day to day operations as well as new implementation
  • Ability to work well with a global team of highly motivated and skilled personnel - interaction and dialog are requisite in this dynamic environment.

Required Skills:
  • Minimum 5+ years of Linux/Unix system experience (required).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education
  • Experience architecting and administering diverse Linux based environments
  • Must be able to work with and provide support for cross functional groups and technical areas (compute, storage, network, applications and databases).
  • Must have firm understanding of Linux internals and have automated system building, patching, and configuration management
  • Solid basis in systems management automation using industry-standard and open-source tools such as Python, Perl, PHP, Bash, Puppet.
  • Good understanding of various server technologies available to architect and deploy servers in DC


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