Linux Systems Administrator
Randstad Technologies - Westbury, NY

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Salary 85-100k

Location - Westbury NY

Linux Systems Administrator

Candidate will form part of our Systems Administration group for our Linux and Unix environment, responsibilities include but not limited to: Provisioning new servers, patching, imaging, monitoring, disaster recovery (planning and testing), automation, scripting, backup\recovery of bare metal hardware and virtual machines. Other responsibilities include support of middle-tier applications as well as to provide escalation support and be able to work with application owner’s and\or users to design, implement and maintain Information Systems. Candidate will also participate on-call after hours rotation support, perform technology evaluations and testing to introduce new technologies to be adopted and managed within our environment

· Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years Linux server administration experience,
· Strong knowledge of Red Hat, SUSE and Oracle Enterprise Linux plus other Linux flavors like Fedora, Ubuntu and CentOS (Demonstrate solid understanding of Linux internals and performance tuning)
· Hands on-Expertise with web architectures and open source technologies
· Virtualization platforms such as KVM, RHEV, OpenStack, XEN and VmWare
· Physical platforms such as Dell, HP, IBM stackable, Blades responsible for configuring and maintaining hardware
· Experience with highly available and load balanced systems; as well as standard infrastructure tools such as NFS, DNS, NTP, LDAP, GNOME/KDE, SysLOG, SSH, Strace/bdb/system Tap debugging.
· Experience supporting applications that use Apache, API web services, search or MemCache, CRON, bind
· Automation\configuration managements tools like CF Engine, Chef, Puppet labs or bcfg2
· Infrastructure Monitoring software such as open source, hyperic, Nagios, zenoss, cacti, spiceworks, ganglia, graphite
· Ability to write complex scripts in a major scripting language such as shell, bourne, pearl, ruby, Python, PHP and experience in a programming language such as C/C++/JAVA
· Experience with network concepts and applications such as Proxy (SQUID, Varnish) firewalls, TCP/IP, NIC teaming
· Ability to diagnose complex networking issues using standard tools such as tcpdump, wireshark, iptraf, smokeping, ntop
· Experience with cloud technologies\infrastructure (private, hosted and hybrid)
· Strong problem solving and organizational skills as well as ability to work under minimal supervision and demonstrates understanding and respect of change-control process management
· Ability and desire to mentor others, both within and outside the team
· LPIC or RHCE certifications desired but not required.

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