This position supports the Linux Systems working in conjunction with Dell as part of their remote Incident Response Team.

3 - 6 Months
JOb Description

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for system operations.
  • Install Linux operating systems
  • Apply system patches and perform vulnerability management.
  • Will work as part of a team responsible for administration and management of servers and potentially clustered systems
  • Provide support for application installation, licenses management, software tracking/distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and  user data files.
  • Analysis, design, and implementation of modifications  to the system software in order to improve system performance, correct errors, or fulfill specific needs.
  • Participate in planning new hardware acquisitions, developing operating policy, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization.
  • Support of individual Linux servers and software will be required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Hands-on expertise with Red Hat  LINUX system administration.
  • Proficiency in Linux system  security and patch management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Tape Libraries, SAN Storage Solutions, such as NAS appliances such as NETAPP's     and Dell are required.
  • Experience working with Dell PowerEdge server hardware.
  • Experience in writing shell scripts and/or in Perl.
  • Experience in administering systems     in a networked environment.
  • Experience in MS Hyper-V and/or VMware.
  • Proficiency in DNS, NFS, NIS, Active Directory, and LDAP.
  • RedHat Linux certification a plus.
  • Ability to automate installation and maintenance tasks preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Linux subsystem on Windows also desired.
  • 3+ years of experience in system  administration


·   Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic

·   Quick thinker, experienced in unconventional problem solving

·   Excellent understanding of business complexity and project inter dependencies

·   Excellent communication, verbal, analytical and problem-solving skills

·   Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on listening and questioning skills

·   Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

·   Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives

·   Ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues as required

·   Ability to absorb and retain information quickly

·   Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language to executive levels, non-technical

    staff and end users in both business and IT terms

·   Keen attention to detail

·   Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

·   Exceptional customer service orientation

·   Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

·   Ability to travel 75%

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