Sr Systems Administrator - Linux

Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States Minor Outlying I
Date Posted: 26-11-2014
Seeking a talented Systems Engineer/Admin to join our team in a long term contract position.

The ideal candidate has Linux/RedHat background including configurations, scripting and troubleshooting.  This role will focus primarily with Linux but will also need to demonstrate good virtualization skills (preferably VMware).  We would also like to hire someone with at least some moderate Microsoft / Windows skills.  Our plans to hire are immediate.  We are a corporate enterprise but this team is somewhat lean, so we need someone willing to contribute in multiple areas but having a particular area of focus (Linux RedHat).


A successful candidate will possess a strong command of Linux, Open-Source, and related technologies, with demonstrated experience in automation, virtualization and systems management.  A passion for excellence, a customer service focus, and professionalism are required attributes for this position, as are strong technical, communication, and problem solving skills.  This role is also expected to ensure documentation standards and procedures are in place, actively seek and evaluate opportunities for process improvement, and perform systems and application maintenance.

Essential Duties:
Install, configure, maintain, and support Linux, Windows, and virtualization systems in an enterprise environment.  Manage the backup/recovery system to ensure data is protected.  Support and assist internal customers as well as appropriate systems vendors to conduct necessary requirements gathering and research, resolve issues, ensure documentation standards and procedures for operations are in place, actively seek and evaluate opportunities for process improvement.  Participate in on-call rotation as well as other after-hours support and maintenance activities as necessary.
Develop automation routines to replace manual processes and increase efficiency.  Provide effective technical documentation to clearly communicate procedures to other IT personnel.

Required Skills:
  • Expert knowledge of the Linux operating system (RHEL preferred).
  • Comfortable working from a command line interface (CLI).
  • Strong experience in Perl and/or shell scripting.
  • Thorough understanding of server and client platforms along with networking and internet fundamentals.
  • Strong experience with VMware vSphere installation, configuration, administration, and support.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration and support.
  • Ability to follow established Change Control procedures to prevent unexpected interruptions to the production environment.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Exceptional Customer Service skills required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment and self-manage tasks.
  • A broad range of technical skills with a strong desire to constantly expand skillset.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with Oracle Database hosting.
  • Experience with PCI compliance.
  • Experience with Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • Experience with Veeam One.
  • Experience managing a corporate backup environment.
  • Experience managing NFS and SAN storage on Linux.
  • Experience with Cisco MDS switches.
  • Experience with Cisco UCS.
  • Solid understanding of FCOE and Converged networks.
  • Experience with installing, configuring, and maintaining NetApp filers.
  • Experience with Xio storage systems.

Educational or Equivalent Experience:
  • Associates Degree in Information Systems / Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of Enterprise level support
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) preferred.
The Timberline Group
Phone: 636-209-5537
PO Box 565, Sullivan, Mo 63080
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