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Senior Linux Administrator

Location : Lemont, IL
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :



The level of knowledge and skills required is typically consistent with a candidate possessing a technical foundation in computer science or extensive software experience in an engineering discipline. This is typically equivalent to having a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or computer science, and at least 3-5 years of experience in the field of systems administration.


·       Comprehensive knowledge of UNIX systems administration, particularly Linux and Solaris.

·       Comprehensive knowledge of and expertise in networked file systems including NFS, and SMB.

·       Comprehensive knowledge of and expertise in systems administration tools (Nagios, syslog-ng, Ganglia) and languages (Perl, Python, C, PHP, Java, shell).

·       Considerable knowledge of and expertise in network design and administration.

·       Considerable knowledge of networking technologies such as TCP/IP and related protocols.

·       Considerable knowledge of virtualization and container technologies such as VMWare, OpenStack, Docker, or Kubernetes.

·       Good familiarity with the hardware and software of mass storage systems and technologies used such as RAID, iSCSI, Fibre Channel.

·       Knowledge of IT services such as mediawiki, Wordpress, and ServiceNow or other ticketing systems.

·       Knowledge of common scripting languages, including perl, python, ruby and shell.

·       Knowledge of compiling software written in languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.

·       Knowledge of debugging and tracing tools, strace, ltrace, ptrace.

·       Knowledge of systems performance tools - cacti, ganglia, sar.

·       Problem-solving and learning skills.

·       Skills conducting problem triage and communicating with internal customers about potential solutions.

·       Flexibility in dealing with assignments and working on several projects simultaneously.

·       Ability to think and work effectively in an environment that has rapidly shifting and often contradictory demands and priorities.

·       Ability to work on individual projects and as a member of a team.

·       Interest in computational science, parallel computing, cloud computing multimedia, and their systems implications.

·       Strong interest in emerging technologies and applications, and an ability to apply them to the computing environment.


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