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Senior Linux Systems Administrator / Manager (VMWare SaaS)

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Company: Commonwealth Search Group

Location: Stratford, CT

Date Posted: April 24, 2014

Source: Commonwealth Search Group Inc

Our client, a global leader in wireless networking solutions and SaaS applications, is looking for a talented Senior Linux Systems Administrator .

Responsibilities:

- Hands-on operational support for highly available IT infrastructure and associated support services, including Windows and Linux servers, Storage, active directory, Virtual Servers, backup & restore, and network infrastructure

- Responsible for the administration of Linux production servers; in the administration and upgrade of production database servers; in the development of a new automated software update infrastructure as part of product offering; and in the development of a customer configuration process and software installation process utilizing Bash shell scripting

- Managing and improving internal software build process using Subversion and Ant

- Deploying new software releases to hosted server environments running on Linux

- Evaluating new monitoring tools and software for use in production environment

- Maintaining, patching and monitoring status of hosted servers

- Developing and establishing testing policies/script/etc for hosted production server environment

- Provide for 24X7 support to ensure that stable, consistent, secure server ...

Our client, a global leader in wireless networking solutions and SaaS applications, is looking for a talented Senior Linux Systems Administrator .

Responsibilities:

- Hands-on operational support for highly available IT infrastructure and associated support services, including Windows and Linux servers, Storage, active directory, Virtual Servers, backup & restore, and network infrastructure

- Responsible for the administration of Linux production servers; in the administration and upgrade of production database servers; in the development of a new automated software update infrastructure as part of product offering; and in the development of a customer configuration process and software installation process utilizing Bash shell scripting

- Managing and improving internal software build process using Subversion and Ant

- Deploying new software releases to hosted server environments running on Linux

- Evaluating new monitoring tools and software for use in production environment

- Maintaining, patching and monitoring status of hosted servers

- Developing and establishing testing policies/script/etc for hosted production server environment

- Provide for 24X7 support to ensure that stable, consistent, secure server & storage infrastructure is in place. Participate in rotating on-call support as part of a team.

- Ensure server & storage environments are properly maintained, configured, and adhere to security policies.

- Evaluate and recommend specific server and storage technology solutions, products, and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements. This applies to existing client products and new products as they are developed.

- Provide leadership in analyzing latest trends in areas such as storage, databases, application hosting, etc. and make recommendations as needed.

- Support problem and incident management by performing root-cause analysis for service interruption, create preventative measures to deploy in the enterprise, and coordinate preparation of incident reports. Prepare management reports and metrics as required.

- Develop and maintain appropriate documentation for systems, operational processes, procedures, change processes and change logs.

- Ensure that appropriate level of software installations, upgrades, patches, and licensing are in place.

Requirements:

- Minimum 5 years of hands on experience with server operating systems, server hardware, virtualization, backup and restore.

- Minimum of 5 years of experience with Linux administration (Redhat or CentOS preferred).

- Experience with replication and other high-availability and disaster recovery technologies, including planning and testing.

- Bash scripting experience a must

- Experience with RPM package creation a plus

- Experience in capacity planning of servers and databases.

- Experience with network administration. Experience with network load balancing and network security is a plus.

- Experience in project management and project methodology. Ability to develop proposals, reports, metrics and technical documentation. Good analytical and presentation capabilities.

- Experience in Database administration - ORACLE, Sybase or MySQL is a plus.

- Hands on experience with storage technologies (SAN/NAS/DAS) including hardware & software, tape backup and management is a plus.

- Experience is planning and installing different Linux server configurations is a plus.

- BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering, MIS or equivalent. MS is a plus.

- 7+ years of operations and systems support experience.

Apply via email to jobs@commonwealthsg.com (please attach resume and put position title in subject line) or click the "Apply to Job" button below to apply directly into our system - It only takes 30 seconds!

We appreciate your interest in this opportunity.

Sincerely,

The Commonwealth Search Group Team

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