Linux Administrator
Verizon - Irving, TX

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  • Linux Certified System Administrator (experience in both Redhat and OEL)
  • Responsible for setup, configuration, and troubleshooting of complex Linux environments (e.g., clustering, high availability, load balancing, etc.).
  • Function as point of contact for production UNIX related issues.
  • Participate in the support and implementation of UNIX/Linux based applications and middleware products.
  • Ensure proper configuration and security on all server environments.
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and maintenance to ensure stability and optimal performance on all server environments.
  • Responsible for keeping management up to date on any outstanding production related issues.
  • Participate in On Call rotation and provide after hours support as needed.
  • Perform other production support activities as required including but not limited to:
  • Hardware and infrastructure
  • Third party application support
  • In-depth UNIX background (Redhat Linux 5.x and OEL 5.x)
  • High Availability, Load Balancing, and Disaster Recovery
  • Shell Scripting
  • Troubleshooting complex issues
  • Ability to install and manage multiple application environments
  • In-depth knowledge of HP hardware
  • In-depth networking background
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good project management and vendor negotiation skills
  • Ability to assimilate new technologies and manage change
  • Ability to work with developers and end users in a professional manner to resolve business critical problems in a high stress environment.
  • 4 year degree
  • 5+ years IT experience with at least 2 years in a large Data Center environment consisting of 250+ servers
  • Other equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
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