Linux Systems Administrator (Contractor)
Ariba Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

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Title: Linux Systems Administrator (Contractor)
Department: Hosting Operations
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Reports To: Sr Manager

Company Overview:
Ariba, an SAP Company makes business commerce as easy as consumer commerce.

Every day, we help our customer find opportunities to cut costs, reduce risk, and grow revenue through better collaboration with trading partners. We enable the collaboration through the Ariba Network – a cloud-based community where you will find buying, selling, and managing cash to be as easy as using Amazon, eBay, and PayPal. We also host other online communities where business commerce professionals network and share information and best practices, just like friends on Facebook.

Our Hosting Operations team is growing. We are looking for a Linux Systems Administrator contractor to provide support to our Cloud Hosting Operations. This is a 6 month contract with a possibility of converting to full-time .

Responsibilities:
  • Installs and maintains mission critical systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse Linux employing enterprise cluster applications in a 24/7 datacenter environment

  • Installs, configures and maintains system applications including DNS, Sendmail, Bind, SSH, TCP/IP and NFS

  • Maintains enterprise mass storage systems and network filers

  • Carefully follows and employs change control procedures

  • Develops and maintains Perl and Shell scripts to enhance deployment and monitoring framework

  • Develops and maintains comprehensive documentation for multiple environments

  • Makes recommendations on system and process changes as needed

  • Provides support for 24x7 customer-facing systems (shared responsibility)

Basic Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years professional experience administering one or more enterprise level Linux operating environments

  • 3+ years professional experience administering network utilities such as Sendmail, Bind, SSH

  • Good working knowledge of enterprise mass storage systems

Qualifications & Abilities:
  • Hands on installing and managing servers

  • Good working knowledge of NFS and NIS

  • Good knowledge of operating system internals, file system structures and machine architectures in a Linux operating environment

  • Experience with enterprise backup systems

  • Experience with automated installation tools such as Kickstart

  • Ability to write and maintain Perl and Shell scripts to automate processes and enhance productivity

  • Ability to react at anytime of day, onsite or remotely

  • Ability to work off-hours for systems upgrades, emergencies

  • Ability to solve problems

  • Team-player who is flexible and able to work with end-users and production issues simultaneously

  • Strong project management and communication skills

  • Experienced working in dynamic, fast-paced environment with well-developed practices and procedures

  • Experience running mid-size 24x7 production systems (more than 100 servers)

  • Proficiency in compiling, customizing and supporting tools and products obtained from source code

  • Extensive experience with Netapp filers

  • Experience setting up and administering network equipment including firewalls, routers, load balancers and switches is a plus

  • Red Hat and/or Suse Certification is a plus

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