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Senior Linux Administrator in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 12/20/2018

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Job Description


A global company is seeking a Senior Linux Administrator with strong automation experience for a direct hire role.


• Infrastructure support of Linux Operating Systems in order to maintain optimum performance and utilization.

• Coordinate and document patching of servers following best practices for PCI compliance

• Support and maintain Linux systems in a virtualized(VMWare) environment.

• Develop project plans for new implementations or upgrades

• Develop processes to improve the uptime and monitoring of the Linux server environment using SolarWinds, VCenter and native logs.

• Ability to write scripts in administrative language (Perl, ksh, bash…)

• Versed in the use of configuration and automation tools such as Red Hat Cloud Forms, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker, etc…

• Knowledgeable of SAN environments connected to Linux systems.

• Design, implement, test, and improve disaster recovery procedures and system designs.

• Work on multiple projects / possibly as project leader.

• Troubleshoot server problems and develop permanent resolutions

• Work with Application Support, Developers and other infrastructure groups in supporting applications

• Respond and resolve helpdesk Linux support tickets.

• Provide onsite and offsite (on call) support.


• 7+ years of experience with Linux (RedHat or Suse) and LVM in a large-scale (100+ servers) environment.

• 3+ years of experience using Symantec NetBackup

• 3+ years working with VMWare.

• Candidate must have good troubleshooting skills and be comfortable with all aspects of operating system administration

•Ability to put together and follow a project plan.

• Working knowledge of database support, specifically Oracle.

• Working knowledge of SAN and NAS.

• Ability to work independently on projects and duties without constant supervision.