Contract - Control Systems Engineer (Linux Systems Administrator)
Ansaldo - Pittsburgh, PA

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Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA has an immediate need for a Contract Linux Administrator. This position has potential to transfer to full time employment after the initial 6 month contract. Having excellent communication skills and being fluent in English is a requirement for this role.


Support technical soundness for worldwide delivery of Control Systems

Participate to the Project technical solutions related to the specific Control System
Ensure the delivery of the assigned design activities in compliance with the engineering guidelines and quality standards and with time and cost constraints
Support junior professionals in day by day activity execution

Performance Criteria
Detection of design errors
System standard compliance matrix
Junior professionals growth

Competencies (Level)
Value Creation

Market and Customer Orientation

Excellence in Achieving Assigned Objectives

Human Capital Development

Business Awareness

Collaboration and International Development

Innovation and Change Management

Skills and Technnical Knowledge
Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Technical Background

For skills refer to Engineering skills matrix.xls

• Administer Redhat Enterprise 3.x, 4.x, 5.x servers running in a 24x7 environment
• Monitor, identify and resolve production capacity, contention and resource deficiencies
• Configure and install new hardware- Dell blade configurations, HP servers, DRAC, iLO
• Kickstart design for advanced server and workstation builds
• PXE, NFS, NIS, shell scripting, proactive monitoring, patch management, and end-user support
• Volume management with LVM utilizing both local and SAN storage
• System and performance tuning
• Support corporate network based services, DNS, NIS, NFS, SSH, autofs
• Support Oracle DBA’s system requirements: RAC, raw devices, network bonding
• Design, troubleshoot, support Redhat cluster technologies
• Research, test and implement new hardware and software
• Participate in 24x7 on-call production support/rotation
• 3+ years of hands-on Linux experience supporting sophisticated mission critical environments
• Clustering technologies such as Redhat cluster or equivalent
• Linux certification or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of VMWare ES3.x/ES4.x ESX environments
• Solid understanding of SANS, Fibre Switches and Fabric, RAID and server backup/recovery
• Ability to work very well under pressure, problem solve efficiently and keep abreast of current technology
• Ability to writs scripts (sh/bash)
• Understanding of TCP/IP and UDP protocols, internetworking
• Experience in a development environment a plus
• Define and follow standards and best practices for Linux design, testing and implementation
Local candidates preferred (will not sponsor for this role if hired full time)