Sr. Linux System Administrator
Cherokee Information Services, Inc. - Silicon Valley, CA

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We're looking for elite Sr. Systems Administrators with strong technical skills to run our ever-expanding production infrastructure. If you're goal-driven and a fan of "work smarter, not harder ", we'd love to hear from you.

  • Configure and tune system and network parameters for optimum performance.
  • Monitor system stability and performance.
  • Help develop tools to build, maintain, and monitor systems.
  • Ensure 24x7x365 operation.
  • Rapidly scale systems to meet demand.
  • Participate in architecture decisions.
  • Write comprehensive documentation.

  • 7-10 years as a Linux administrator.
  • Most recently worked with RHEL/CentOS 5/6; must have solid knowledge of these environments, and be able to answer probing questions about them.
  • Solid grasp of TCP/IP networking fundamentals.
  • Solid working knowledge in the following areas MTA, web servers, load balancers, Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), Oracle RAC, storage (EMC, Brocade, NetApp), network and host security, sudo, monitoring/trending tools such as Zabbix/MON, and relevant protocols (LDAP, SMTP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, NFS).
  • Kickstart server experience, Linux repository maintenance, and rpm package creation/manipulation a plus.
  • Shell scripting a plus.
  • Solaris and ZFS experience a plus
  • Multiple years of experience in fast-paced high-availability production and non-production environments (e.g. ISPs, ASPs, SaaS, etc.) with an emphasis on remote "lights-out " management of systems. A sense of urgency (but not panic) is key.
  • Excellent troubleshooting ability.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and customer service skills.
  • Team player with a drive to learn.
  • Must be willing/able to pass a phone technical screening.