Linux Systems Administrator (Contract)
Ariba - Sunnyvale, CA

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Title: Linux Systems Administrator (Contractor)
Department: Hosting Operations
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Reports To: Sr Manager

Company Overview:
Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Ariba combines industry-leading software as a service (SaaS) technology to optimize the complete commerce lifecycle with the world's largest web-basedcommunity to discover, connect and collaborate with a global network of trading partners and expert capabilities to augment internal resources and skills, delivering everything needed to control costs, minimize risk, improve profits and enhance cash flow and operations – all in a cloud-based environment. Whether you’re buying, selling or managing cash, you can do it more efficiently and effectively in the Ariba® Commerce Cloud. Over 300,000 companies, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100, use Ariba’s solutions to drive more efficient inter-enterprise commerce.

Our Hosting Operations team is growing. We are looking for a Linux Systems Administrator contractor to provide support to our Cloud Hosting Operations. This is a 6 month contract with a possibility of converting to full-time .

  • Installs and maintains mission critical systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse Linux employing enterprise cluster applications in a 24/7 datacenter environment

  • Installs, configures and maintains system applications including DNS, Sendmail, Bind, SSH, TCP/IP and NFS

  • Maintains enterprise mass storage systems and network filers

  • Carefully follows and employs change control procedures

  • Develops and maintains Perl and Shell scripts to enhance deployment and monitoring framework

  • Develops and maintains comprehensive documentation for multiple environments

  • Makes recommendations on system and process changes as needed

  • Provides support for 24x7 customer-facing systems (shared responsibility)

Basic Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years professional experience administering one or more enterprise level Linux operating environments

  • 3+ years professional experience administering network utilities such as Sendmail, Bind, SSH

  • Good working knowledge of enterprise mass storage systems

Qualifications & Abilities:
  • Hands on installing and managing servers

  • Good working knowledge of NFS and NIS

  • Good knowledge of operating system internals, file system structures and machine architectures in a Linux operating environment

  • Experience with enterprise backup systems

  • Experience with automated installation tools such as Kickstart

  • Ability to write and maintain Perl and Shell scripts to automate processes and enhance productivity

  • Ability to react at anytime of day, onsite or remotely

  • Ability to work off-hours for systems upgrades, emergencies

  • Ability to solve problems

  • Team-player who is flexible and able to work with end-users and production issues simultaneously

  • Strong project management and communication skills

  • Experienced working in dynamic, fast-paced environment with well-developed practices and procedures

  • Experience running mid-size 24x7 production systems (more than 100 servers)

  • Proficiency in compiling, customizing and supporting tools and products obtained from source code

  • Extensive experience with Netapp filers

  • Experience setting up and administering network equipment including firewalls, routers, load balancers and switches is a plus

  • Red Hat and/or Suse Certification is a plus

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