Linux Administrator
Concinnity Group, INC. - Peoria, IL

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Linux Administrators needed for 15+ months contract in Peoria, IL 61605 (2 positions!)

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring the availability and continuity of the enterprise database environments.

  • Oversee a diverse array of deliverables and work to optimize our systems capabilities and services.
  • Maintain a 24/7 availability window for enterprise applications, work closely with other systems and application engineers to ensure a quality, sustainable infrastructure, and work with system architects to design future environments for customers.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, deliver a high level of customer service, and think with the future in mind are key attributes for this role.
Primary Job Duties:
Service View - (customer-centric)

  • Monitor database performance and assess results in order to define future system capacity requirements for the supported service areas.
  • Assist in root cause analysis on service problems and failures.
  • Assess and recommend architectural designs/changes in response to business or technical drivers.
  • Assist in the evaluation and assessment of new products and technologies that enhance and improve services offered.
Work Unit View - (process-centric)

  • Participate in the continuous improvement of standards and delivery processes for Database Services area.
  • Actively participates in the planning, design, testing, and implementation of database platforms for enterprise systems and applications.
  • Perform database administration, maintenance, and support as needed - installation, script development, upgrade planning, database and SQL tuning, back up and recovery, and maintenance requirements.
  • Develop necessary documentation and diagrams to support implementation of new/changed database environments and configurations.
  • Assist in defining database standards for hardware and software platforms.
  • Assist in developing life cycle oriented processes and procedures for future maintenance and support - maintenance schedules, backup and recovery, testing plans, etc.
  • Respond to problem tickets submitted via internal problem management system; identify problems, communicate status to customers, implement and document resolutions.
  • Provide oversight and support for the application service teams production release processes.
  • Participate in database design reviews and code reviews with developers and provide tuning recommendations if necessary.
  • Work with various service teams to ensure quality of load testing and performance tuning of applications and systems before implementation into production.
Functional View - (people-centric)

  • Serve as liaison to peers, vendors or partners to facilitate problem resolution. * Provide technical assistance and training to Consolidated Service Desk.
  • Actively works to maintain and improve skill sets through formal and informal training.
  • Communicate status of work to technical lead/service manager.
  • Identify and communicate issues or concerns regarding deadlines or project scope as soon as possible.
  • Work with other teams to coordinate and facilitate issue resolution as necessary.
  • Participate in on-call 24/7 support rotation.
Education/Experience:
  • B.S. in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent work experience/training.
  • 4-6 years of database administration experience (Oracle and MS SQL Server)
Skills and Competencies:
  • Demonstrated database administration proficiency.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting proficiency.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills. SQL tuning experience.
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft/ PeopleTools a plus.
  • Ability to adopt and communicate company culture.
Additional Job Details:
  • Perform System admin functions
  • Support and enhance system configurations
  • Ensure System Availability thru the setup and use of System Monitors
  • Support, enhance and develop Stylesheets
  • Develop and support customizations, background processes and integrations with other systems
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent level of work experience as an IT Analyst is required.
  • A successful candidate must have at least 6 years of IT experience which includes installing/upgrading third party software on Linux platform; developing, testing and supporting Java applications on a UNIX/Linux platform.
  • Candidate must have good technical skills, with strong initiative, and must possess excellent analysis and troubleshooting skills.
Desirable Qualifications: C, C#, PERL Script, Cognos reporting, GWT/GXT, Windows application installs and packaging, familiarity with XML, Stylesheets

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