Experienced Linux System Administrator
Advance Auto Parts 1,867 reviews - Roanoke, VA

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Major Responsibilities

  • Four-year college degree (BS) in Computer Science or related experience.
  • Four to Seven years progressive IT experience including: 4+ years’ experience in Linux administration
  • 4+ years of operational support in Information Technology with experience in one or more of the following areas: on call production support, execution of multiple concurrent projects, experience in leading project teams meeting goals that included large system implementations.
  • Strong working administrative knowledge of RHEL including patching and SAN
  • Experience automating activities using Perl and Shell scripting languages
  • Excellent analytical / troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communications and organizational skills
  • Ability to provide 7x24 rotating on-call support.
  • Ability to work outside normal 8 to 5 office hours including weekends as required
  • Proven ability to implement IT solutions that support new applications and business integration.
  • Experience with Satellite server, clustering, VMware, GFS/GFS2
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Medium to large scale retail environment experience
  • Experience with Nagios
  • Capacity planning, Application stacking and HA environments preferred
  • Oracle Rac on Linux
Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for enterprise wide Linux server infrastructure across distributed hardware. Duties include; provisioning, implementation / integration, standards / governance, patch management, monitoring, support, root cause analysis and performance tuning.
  • Provides “customer focused” support of all Linux servers environments, PROD, QA, Integration and development.
  • Consults with senior engineers while working with applications teams to troubleshoot complex problems, providing root cause analysis and remediation to mitigate future risk.
  • Performs strategic analysis and design of Linux server infrastructure and makes recommendations on improvements and/or new systems required to meet business needs and future capacity.
  • Performs software installations and upgrades to Linux based servers as well as maintains existing systems in accordance with established policies, procedures and service level agreements.
  • Prepares and maintains professional documentation of server configuration(s), application configuration(s), and network configuration(s) as they relate to server infrastructure, high availability, business continuance and other areas as requested.
  • Responsible for maintenance and enhancements of existing RHEL servers and related utilities. Ensure systems remain at operational excellence during infrastructure improvements (hardware/software upgrades, server migrations/consolidations, application deployment, etc).
  • Provide technical support to IT Managers, Application Development Teams, DC Systems Managers and Information Security as requested.
  • Build team synergies when working with other engineers supporting them to achieve excellence in their fields of interest and responsibility.
Position Success Factors:
  • Customer Focus
  • Business Acumen
  • Planning and Execution
  • Problem Identification and Resolution
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and Results Ownership

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1,867 reviews
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Advance) operates within the United States automotive aftermarket industry, which includes replacement parts...