The Senior Linux (SuSe) Systems Administrator is responsible to ensure solutions are expertly selected designed delivered optimized and supported during the entire infrastructure lifecycle. In this role the Senior Linux (SuSe) Systems Administrator works collaboratively with other architects infrastructure engineers applications teams and Technology Architecture & Business Development.
Education: A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Engineering Science and Math or related discipline with an IT emphasis is required. A graduate degree in Technology Business or equivalent work experience is preferred
Experience: Minimum 5-7 years of continuous experience in the following: Design development implementation and maintenance of large-scale systems preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms Engineering roles in a large complex global environment Good communications skills including strong verbal written and presentation skills. Working knowledge of IT Service Management framework and/or ITIL concepts and practices. ITIL certification a plus. Experience in UNIX (Solaris HP-UX AIX and Linux Suse preferred) and Extensive Windows based operating systems (Windows 2003 Windows 2008 Windows XP Vista and Windows7) knowledge Deep understanding of CPU and Memory technologies and roadmaps (Intel AMD Power7 Itanium) Broad knowledge of computing technologies blades and rack mounted Intel x86 and AMD based commodity servers Enterprise class platforms (Cisco UCS C- and B- series IBM Power7 HP racks mountable and blade servers Dell rack mountable and blade servers). Experience in designing complex computing infrastructure solutions in a mid-to-large scale data center environment. Experience with tools components methodologies and protocols related to latest computing platforms particularly blades technologies (Cisco UCS Manager Stateless configurations and Service Profiles Unified Fabric concept Converged Network Adapters & Fiber Channel over Ethernet) Expert Knowledge of both Server and Desktop Virtualization technologies (VMware Citrix IBM PowerVM Microsoft). Expert Knowledge of key virtualization concepts and how these are impacted by the computing platform. Extensive experience in performance tuning and optimizing computing platforms. Deep understanding and experience in build large computing solutions that scale both vertically or horizontally. Detailed understanding of power and cooling requirements of enterprise and commodity servers to support data center cage design and implementation. Broad knowledge and understanding of : i.Storage Technologies Backup solutions and methodologies (EMC HP IBM Hitachi) Storage area network solutions (Cisco Brocade) ii. Network technologies (Cisco Nexus solution 7k 5K 1K) iii. Systems and Infrastructure Management technologies (tools from HP BMC) Good knowledge of tools and solution to automate and orchestrate data center processes and workload management (BMC Bladelogic BMC Cloud Lifecycle VMware VDirector Cisco NewScale) Familiarity with application software (SAP IPlanet WebSphere Tibco Apache Veritas MQSeries JBoss) and databases (Oracle DB2 and Microsoft SQL) Knowledge of Active Directory and LDAP technologies. Strong understanding of high availability concepts with practical experience and implementation of key components (databases application servers fault tolerant systems cluster server/software etc.) Understanding of Operational challenges and dependencies as they relate to infrastructure decisions. Working Knowledge of TCP/IP FTP SMTP SendMail NFS DNS BIND and other Network services. Experience with Enterprise applications and services Sensitivity to Security best practices as related to infrastructure and application architectures.
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