Linux/UNIX System Administrator - Automation Engineer
IPsoft, Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Review systems documentation, monitoring data and trends, corporate

knowledge base, and recommend immediate and permanent problems

remediation and resolution.

Work both with IPsoft administrators and clients through internal ticketing

system and telephone reports or teleconferences to identify and

understand recurring processes that may require automation. Collect and

compile these recommendations.

Design and implement automatic processes and problem remediation

using proprietary tool IPautomata based on other team members

input or own observations and recommendations.

Provision and implement custom scripts where applicable (batch, any

shell, Perl, PHP)

Keep track of IPautomata performance, collect and compile statistical


Provision and implement configuration changes, both in IPautomata and

on client systems.

Troubleshoot process execution problems and work with other team

members to correct them.

Maintain and adjust existing automated solutions to reflect all changes in

clients environments.

Correct environments configurations so that automated remediation tools

could be decommissioned.

Attend internal QA conferences and make own recommendations on

eliminating the human factor, as well as getting tasks done in the most

effective way possible.

Respond to trouble-tickets via an internal application and/or phone


Applying new knowledge (through training, mentoring, documented

processes) to handle more difficult tasks.

Plan and document systems, respond to all inquiries of systems to

which he/she is responsible.

The system engineer will use intelligence, scripting, and tools to manage

change from development to testing to production environments.


Well-versed with of most UNIX commands/utilities.

Fundamental understanding of a UNIX-based operating system; for

example, understands job control, soft and hard links, distinctions

between the kernel and the shell.

A degree in computer science or a related field. Solid work experience

can be substituted.

Familiarity with networked/distributed computing environment concepts;

for example, can use the route command, add a workstation to a network,

and mount remote filesystems.

Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Perl, bash, sh,


Programming experience in any applicable language.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of conveying

ideas and applying knowledge to challenging tasks. Open to new ideas

and technologies, and wants to learn. Writing

Technical Skills

Must Have Linux or Solaris, TCP/IP, DNS, Apache, basic network

troubleshooting, shell scripting.

Pluses - Nagios, MySQL, Java, Perl (or PHP), application servers

(Tomcat, JBoss, Weblogic, Websphere, ATG, Resin), Dell Hardware,

technical certificates

Additional Information

Competitive Base Salary Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Care Life Insurance Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance 401(K) Plan Flexible Spending Accounts; Health Care, Dependent Care, Transportation Vacation, Holiday, and Personal/Sick Time
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