Linux/Unix System Administrator
Wyndham Worldwide 93 reviews - Indianapolis, IN

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Fortune 500 company looking for a Linux/Unix Administrator with significant practical experience and expertise. Incumbent will participate and/or facilitate software deployments, upgrades, capacity planning, backup strategies, and software/hardware integration planning for systems and applications running on RedHat Linux, VMWare, and Solaris.

The preferred candidate would be responsible for the administration of systems running on RedHat Linux 5 and 6, Solaris, as well as VMWare infrastructure/systems that maintain the operational integrity of WER's systems/technologies located in WER datacenters and Wyndham Worldwide Global Data Centers on a 24x7 basis. Performs daily tasks within the scope of the role including but not limited to: health checks, routine maintenance, review patch/maintenance levels on systems, update and create documentation and proactively support the infrastructure in production and non-production environments. This position also interfaces with 3rd party Managed Services and vendors, as well as in-house IT to support WER's e-commerce systems, specifically for problem, incident and change management.

Provide level 1 & 2 problem and incident response support for the enterprise production and non-production environments as well as for applications and systems within the scope of the Technical Services infrastructure including domestic and global infrastructure components/systems where applicable. This includes on-call support activities and weekend/after hours as required.

Assist IT personnel in a consulting capacity in order to ensure project success.

Continuously improve knowledge base by internally generated research and development initiatives. This includes cross-training team members when required, participating in initial product release and adherence to document standards and practices.

Engage with internal business customers as well as external business partners in solution development scenarios in line with corporate standards and practices.


Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline or mix of education and experience

Training preferences (licenses, programs or certificates): RedHat Certified, VMWare Certified Professional, and/or Solaris Certified System Administrator is a plus, but not required.

Knowledge and skills:
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Good at multi-tasking in a fast moving and changing environment

Systems monitoring technologies

Ability to follow documented processes; and maintain run books, security and support documentation

Strong self-sufficiency and work ethic.

Understanding of Infrastructure, Middle Tier applications and Data Architecture/Integration concepts, methods, and strategies.

Operational experience in security standards and processing, as well as hardening methodologies, supporting documentation and upholding access controls

The ability to learn quickly, work autonomously and make sound decisions

Results-oriented and able to deliver in a fast-paced environment

Excellent customer service, communication and technical documentation skills

Knowledge of the SDLC and ability to follow documented processes to deploy software/code within multiple environments

Technical Skills

Experience in building and deploying RedHat Linux 5 and 6, and VMWare 5 systems including assisting in design and project related deployments through non production and production environments.

Familiarity with Solaris 10 and zones is a plus.

NTP, and LDAP management and maintenance

Scripting – Shell, Perl, etc.

Patching using a patching tool like Oracle Ops Center

Proactive monitoring tools / alerting / trending tools knowledge

High availability concepts and technologies.

Racking and repairing of servers (ability to lift 50lbs).

Backup and Restore methodologies and practices.

General storage technologies knowledge

Experience working in multiple-site, multiple vendor team environment and with an off-shore team presence

Skilled at analyzing and troubleshooting

Experience working with Developers and Engineering / Architecture teams in delivering enterprise solutions.

Familiar with standards, controls, procedures and documentation (SOX, PII & PCI).

Experience in documenting systems for support, maintenance, processing, reporting and audit purposes

Results-oriented and able to deliver in a fast-paced environment

In discipline skills gained in a medium to large IT enterprise environment including:

Performance & capacity management and reporting

Security processes, management and auditing requirements and audit documentation

Creation and maintenance of support documentation / runbooks

SDLC practices and ability to follow documented process

Knowledge of network as it pertains to the discipline

Minimum 5 years IT, 3 years experience in a mid-size to large environment



Primary Location

United States of America-Indiana-Indianapolis

Employee Status





Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

Job Posting

Dec 18, 2012, 8:58:36 AM

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