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Linux Administrator

Linux Administrator

Job Description

Linux Administrator

Columbus, OH

Up to $100,000 Salary

Position begins as soon as next week!

The Linux Administrator is the leader in designing, testing, and implementing support enterprise server technologies for this Columbus-based insurance company. With a strong Red Hat focus, the Linux Administrator will interact with various teams and vendors as a subject matter expert on existing infrastructure standards, logical infrastructure services, and existing deployment and architecture. This individual is responsible for analyzing physical, virtual, and logical hardware and operating system components, as well as supporting ancillary infrastructure applications.  Qualified candidates for this position will possess five years of design and administration experience with server based operating systems and be strong leaders with superb project management skills. This position begins as early as next week – please apply now!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis, design, planning, securing, installation, and configuration of enterprise server infrastructure (includes physical, virtual and logical server infrastructure and associated hardware, firmware, and software components)
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive policies, procedures, standards, architecture diagrams and documentation (includes inventory, security, licensing, and configuration management of server infrastructure)
  • Develop and implement measures to analyze workloads, capacity utilization, and service level commitments of server infrastructure
  • Monitor overall capacity and performance metrics; apply changes to improve utilization, stability, and availability with regard to established technology directions and business unit service level agreements
  • Work with customers, project and support teams, and vendors to resolve connectivity, stability or performance issues within the server infrastructure
  • Research and evaluate new server based technologies and prepare formal product selection proposals and solution recommendations
  • Coordinate, plan, manage, and complete system changes to support, team, user, and application initiatives and minimize service disruptions while adhering to security policies, operating procedures and industry best practices
  • Perform root cause analysis for server infrastructure service disruptions and performance issues; make written recommendations for technical and policy improvements
  • Coordinate with other teams on backup requirements and disaster recovery planning
  • Work with service providers by giving requirements, understanding capabilities, and arranging for training and assistance

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience designing, sizing, implementing, administering, and supporting server based operating systems on enterprise class hardware
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or equivalent experience 
  • Applicable industry and product certifications desired
  • Ability to understand technical manuals, equipment and software specifications, contract terms and conditions, statements of work and general installation, configuration, administration and support of server hardware, software, and operating systems
  • Solid understanding of network protocols, host name resolution methods, system access methods, remote administration
  • Understanding of identity management services and data access roles and controls
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively both verbally and in writing to people with varying degrees of technical expertise
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to design, document, size, implement, support and maintain highly available server infrastructure, operating systems and components with limited supervision, or assistance in a structured environment that adheres to change control processes and security best practices
  • Expertise in clustering technologies, file system design and security, troubleshooting, configuration and tuning, virtualization technologies, storage design considerations, system maintenance, upgrade and deployment methodologies/backup, replication, and recovery technologies


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Job Snapshot

Base Pay $100,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Computer Software, Computer Hardware
Required Travel None
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