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Sr. Linux Systems Administrator

Sr. Linux Systems Administrator

Job Description


This position is for a Senior Systems Administrator to join the Q2 Datacenter Operations team. This team is responsible for the support and operation of Q2’s customer facing Software as a Service (SaaS) and custom hosting products. This position will be responsible for troubleshooting complex issues and making recommendations for improving the environment.

The environment consists primarily of Cisco hardware running Windows and Ubuntu on VMware ESXi 5.5. IIS and Microsoft SQL are prominent components of our SaaS offerings. Experience with EMC, VMware, Solarwinds products is a plus.

Essential Job functions:

  • Assist with 1000+ VM servers in an Active Directory environment, ensuring that this environment has high availability
  • Monitor system logs and activity on all servers and devices
  • Actively contribute to the configuration, layout and performance tuning of the production infrastructure
  • Establish plans (tools, techniques & practices) to monitor and manage the production environment 
  • Scripting administrative tasks for consistency and mass deployments
  • Participate in the development of high availability and Disaster Recovery application architecture for applications in coordination with application and data base experts 
  • Transfer knowledge to implementation and operations staff 
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly meetings
  • Participate in rotating 24x7 “on call' support coverage for data center related issues
  • Perform maintenance related activities during scheduled weekend maintenance windows.
  • Effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization
  • Leads team projects, working with the work group to achieve defined goals within set timelines
  • Perform Peer-level review of ‘Change Requests’

Job Requirements


  • 7-10 years of experience in Systems Administration
  • Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting of Linux OS
  • Advanced knowledge of HA Proxy, Postfix, FTP
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information
  • Use professional concepts to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways
  • Ability to work on problems of diverse scope, where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Ability to work without instructions on routine work
  • Must work effectively within a team environment
  • Ability to exercise judgment


  • Working knowledge of Drupal CMS
  • Knowledge and troubleshooting experience of MySQL, MS SQL 
  • Working knowledge of VMware vCenter, Operations Manager, Site Recovery Manager

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Banking - Financial Services, Computer Software
Required Travel Not Specified
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Sr. Linux Systems Administrator

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