Linux Administrator Job
VMware - Palo Alto, CA

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Posting Title Linux Administrator About Us VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 400,000 enterprise and SMB customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT. As a team, our employees thrive on forward momentum. We are an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT through cloud computing. With 13,000+ employees and 50+ locations worldwide, we are a passionate, innovative and driven group of people inspired by the opportunity to actively learn and contribute something back to the broader community. Connect with us at www.vmware.com/careers. Why work for our Division VMware IT provides technology services and support, enabling efficiency, simplicity and productivity for internal business partners and external customers. The VMware IT organization provides two distinct, yet compatible functions. The IT team enables productivity and supports all employees; the organization additionally supports the company in its growth as the global leader in cloud infrastructure by developing and showcasing VMware products and technology. Working in tandem, these two functionalities reduce IT complexity and cost, both within VMware and for its customers. Job Description Vmware is building out the next generation Command and Control center to enable us to continue our journey to the software defined data center. As part of this exciting initiative we are looking to hire talented technical individuals to work in our Palo Alto Command Center.

Working as part of a multi location follow the sun team, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of working as an integral part of a Level 3 technical team. This team will proactively work to ensure the integrity of VMware?s IT infrastrucute and will ensure that where Incidents do occur, the team will remediate the Incident utilizing strong technical skills and best practice Incident Management techniques.

Education:
  • Four (4) year degree preferably with an IT related concentration
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Certified and a technical certification related to a relevant technology field (RHCE, VCP, CCNA etc.)
Experience and Skills:
Essential Functions:
  • Serve as an escalation point to resolve problems from the Linux OS perspective with applications and critical services running on Linux VMs.
  • Administer multiple Linux servers running in a high availability, mission critical environment
  • Configure and install new Linux systems/machines
  • Perl and shell scripting to automate aspects of systems maintenance
  • Linux systems performance, tuning, and enhancements
  • Install patches, configure machines, provide overall support of the Linux environment
  • Serve as an escalation point to resolve problems in Linux servers and users environment
  • Experience in the design and implement of HA (High Availability) and Load Balanced solutions
  • Design and document processes and procedures to automate common tasks
  • Work closely with Software Engineers, Database Analysts, and Q/A personnel
  • Mentor junior Linux systems administrators
  • Root cause and failure analysis to resolve systems problems
  • Storage experience particularly with EMC arrays would be highly desirable.
Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience as an IT Linux server administrator in a virtualized environment
  • 3+ years of experience in vSphere env
  • 2 years supporting OpenLDAP
  • 2-3 years hands on support of Postfix
  • Strong working knowledge of MySQL
  • Strong working knowledge/support of Unix based email system (sendmail, qmail etc.)
  • Zimbra knowledge a strong plus
  • 2-3 Years hands on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL,Perl/Php) experience
  • 3+ years of experience administering RedHat and Ubuntu.
  • Strong working knowledge of virtualization technologies and VMware products
  • Strong knowledge of DNS and network tools (ping, traceroute, etc.)
  • Strong scripting knowledge: Perl scripting, shell scripting and command line utilities
  • Experience with supporting enterprise applications such as Oracle Financials and Oracle databases running on Linux
  • Must be able to troubleshoot complex issues quickly and effectively
  • Deep understanding of basic TCP/IP and internet protocols required
  • Knowledge of NIS, LDAP, NFS, SMTP, IMAP, and X11R7 is required
  • Knowledge of SAN/NAS management is a plus
  • Shift and weekend work will be sometimes required Location Palo Alto, CA, US
Requisition Number 37227BR

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