Cloud Administrator
Support Centers - Hoffman Estates, IL

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Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.This position will be responsible for support of the open source Linux environment residing in non-retail locations. The associate will work closely with infrastructure, network, database and application teams to insure business applications are highly available and performing within agreed on service levels. They will be primarily responsible for support of our “private cloud” infrastructure and on-going enhancements

Required Skills
  • 3+ years supporting open source Linux operating systems (RHEL, CENTOS, Fedora)and hardware in an enterprise environment.
  • 3+ years experience installing, configuring Linux based systems
  • 2+ years supporting cloud based infrastructure including associated open source hypervisors (XEN, KVM)
  • Strong scripting expertise including BASH, PHP, PERL, Java script and UNIX Shell
  • Expertise in typical system administration and programming skills such as storage capacity management, performance tuning, system dump analysis, server hardening (security).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply problem analysis and resolution techniques to complex system problems
  • Project implementation experience including design and management of complex solutions utilizing Linux Operating Systems and hardware
Daily Responsibilities
  • Provides day to day production support of our “private cloud” infrastructure including;
o Operating system and hypervisor provisioning
o Automation development and support
o Charge-back processes
o OS template creation and updates
  • Architectural updates and enhancements to “private cloud” offering including
o Operating system updates
o Hypervisor updates
o Data Replication technology
o Hardware model changes and updates
o Disaster Recovery
  • Utilize industry standard technologies to insure the integrity of recoverability of Linux servers; backups, patch installations, performance monitoring etc.
  • Work with the project and application development teams to implement new business initiatives as they relate to the “private cloud”
  • Works with application teams to install operating system updates, patches, version upgrades as required.
  • Implement vulnerability and operating system patches to insure compliance and system integrity.
  • Works with application teams to troubleshoot complex problems that impact our customer’s ability to perform required business functions.
A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:

  • Medical and Dental Plans
  • Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Kmart Advantage Rx
  • ConSern Loans for Education
  • Worklife Solutions
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Sears Holdings Corporation Associate Stock Purchase Plan
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Vacation Time with Personal Days
  • National Holidays
An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.