Senior Systems Administrator
Akibia, Inc. - Lexington, MA

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Job Descriptions:
Aquila is seeking a Senior-level Systems Administrator to build and maintain Linux server and client systems.

Technologies include:
RedHat LinuxUbuntu/Debian LinuxJuniperCiscoExtreme Networks

Responsibilities include:
Maintain small data center space

Implement rework and redesign of data center (with guidance and some assistance) including asset management of 15 racks worth of equipment

power networking and cabling

Configure and support standalone and virtual servers

VSphere and Linux support

Create and maintain software test-bed systems for engineering development

testing and maintain network configurations

install and configure network switches, firewalls and routersresearch and procure solutions based on engineering needs

Implement and maintain backup

Implement and maintain health monitoring systems

Other systems administration tasks necessary to maintain system use (documentation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution)assembly of racks, rack-mounted servers

Connect all hardware for electrical power, networking, and KVM access

Required Experience:
Applicants need the following:
experience with a fast pace environment with proven results.

desire and/or experience to work in a research and development organization is imperative.

must be team oriented.

have strong communication skills.

must be able to work independently and further the goals of the organization without immediate direction.

It is also important to be comfortable dealing with very technical end-users.

Required Abilities:
You must be able to demonstrate a proven track record with all of these abilities to be considered:

Self-motivated, attitude of ownership, and a strong desire to learn new technologies

Customer service skills, communication skills, and a positive attitude

Attention to detail, comprehensive problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints

Ability to multi-task and prioritize work

Ability to work as part of a team or independently

Must be able to effectively follow procedures and interact with stakeholders, vendors, facilities, and purchasing personnel

Ability to create new solutions, streamline current processes, and maintain interoperability between old and new technologies

Required Experience:
Minimum 3+ years Linux systems administration

Some network technology support experience, such as understanding concepts such as VLANing and routing

Bonus/Plus Experience:
VMWare vSphere administration (4.x and/or 5 experience preferred)

Any Remote Storage – SAN/NAS (iSCSI, FC, FCoIP, etc) Installation and configuration of hardware (rack-mounted, standalone)

Apple/Mac systems administration

Windows systems administration

Scripting ability within Linux/Unix (bash, tcsh, python, etc)

Applicants MUST be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to go through the process to receive DoD Security Clearance (SECRET)

Keyword: RHEL, RedHat, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Juniper, Cisco, Extreme Networks, ESX, ESXi, vmware, vsphere, vcenter
From: Akibia, Inc.