Senior Linux System Administrator
Taos, Inc - San Jose, CA

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Taos is an IT consulting and services company that offers expertise across the strategic, management and tactical layers of IT and engineering organizations. As part of the nation's IT landscape since 1989, we offer opportunities that will allow you to achieve your career goals and objectives. We're changing the face of some of the most innovative companies with our diverse solution offerings, exceptional talent and thought leadership. Our clients look to us first for advice, insight, and support, driving us to relentlessly focus on customer success. Taos is seeking a Senior Linux System Administrator to help us architect and maintain our Linux/UNIX server and network infrastructure. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, articulate, and intimately familiar with Linux/UNIX operating systems and software, provide sound proofs-of-concepts, willing to perform cross-functional duties as necessary, and have a proven history of creating tools and automating routine IT/Business tasks. Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not exclusive to, the administration, support, and maintenance of the following: System administration, performance tuning, monitoring, maintaining fault tolerance, account management OS installation, support, performance tuning, monitoring, applying service packs, etc. Active Directory/LDAP support and maintenance (e.g. integration with MS AD, utilizing AD for other IT/business functions) End user support for system infrastructure (server and network) Troubleshooting and resolution of server issues, networks, remote access, network switches, routers, wireless, firewalls, etc. Proactive monitoring of server systems (e.g. uptime, failover, anti-viral, anti-spamming, etc.) Maintain and support backups for servers and clients Participate in long-term strategies for IT Writing of tools, scripts, etc., as necessary Receiving, racking, cabling and installation of new systems to be built and put into service On-call as needed with participation in 24X7 support Support miscellaneous systems as necessary (phone switch, filers, IT applications.
The ideal candidate would have broad IT skills covering: Linux/Unix IT Automation experience (Puppet preferred) Database administration skills, MySQL clustering experience a big plus. Server related technology (e.g. RAID systems, backups, SAN, etc.), NetApp experience a big plus Experience with web and application servers Security experience with local/networked file systems, IPSEC, VPN, SAMBA Experience with performance monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting Scripting and/or automation skills Knowledge/experience with TCP/IP, UDP, IP ROUTING, SSH/SFTP/SCP, DNS, NFS, LDAP, FTP, SMTP, NIS Networking skills (e.g. routers, hubs, switches, firewalls, wireless, etc.)Requirements: BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience 8+ years experience working as a Linux/Unix Administrator Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Fedora, and Ubuntu Strong technical and analytical skills Highly organized, able to multi-task, the ability to work individually, within a team, and with other groups Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written across all user levels If you are interested in this position or know someone who is, please contact: Lisa Davis at REFERRALSWe love referrals so much we pay for them! If you know someone that you would recommend, click HERE and we will do the rest! COMPENSATION Our competitive package includes a salaried rate for every hour worked, health and vision insurance, dental reimbursement plan, 401k, holiday, vacation and sick time.