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Linux System Admin

San Francisco, California | Contract

Post Date: 07/20/2017 Job ID: 17255 Industry: Engineering

Position Title:  Linux System Administrator

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in  San Francisco  California  for an experienced Linux Systems Admin:

Job Requirements:
  • Manages, administers and operates Linux servers in Innovative production environment, in support of Innovative' s 24x7x365 high-availability service level commitment to customers.
  • Performs OS installation, support, performance tuning, monitoring, applying service packs, upgrades, etc.
  • Performs Linux OS upgrades and patching to meet compliance requirements.
  • Administers VMware including host installation and configuration, guest provisioning and maintenance activities.
  • Develops and uses automation using Chef/Puppet/perl/shell/aws cli scripts for storage, archiving, and backup, as well as general Linux system administration processes.
  • Works with system hardware vendors for ongoing support issues, release schedules, fix-packs and general system administration issues.
  • Manages archiving and backup technologies to efficiently and effectively support Innovative data retention requirements. 
  • Provides end user support for system infrastructure (server and networks).
  • Proactively monitors server systems (e.g. uptime, failover, anti-viral, anti-spamming, etc.).

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • At least 5 years of related Information Technology experience required
  • 5+ years of combined experience Linux technologies, with experience leading related programs and projects
  • Strong scripting and automation capabilities
  • Strong Linux experience. (5 + years )
  • Chef, Ansible, Perl, Python and Ruby programming skills required.
  • Knowledge of IT security best practices
  • Technical capabilities in the IT infrastructure design space
  • Technical skills in multiple IT disciplines
  • Core Windows, Linux and IT technologies: Active Directory, DNS, Network file sharing, server OS deployment and configuration, PowerShell, virtualization, system hardening, and security patch management
  • VMWare and associated virtualization products.
  • Knowledge of server hardware architecture;
  • Passion for learning new things, building relationships and working on a team
  • Ability to create, socialize and own metrics demonstrating status and performance
  • Thrives in an iterative environment where there are many moving parts

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.
Chef, Puppet, Scripting

Bob Saunders


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