Kforce Senior Linux Systems Administrator - VMware in New York, New York

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Senior Linux Systems Administrator in New York, NY.Summary: The Senior Linux Systems Administrator will be responsible for the management Linux/UNIX Server infrastructure. The ideal candidate will provide 24x7 support of engineering solutions in both physical and virtual environments. The candidate will design and configure Linux systems, and will handle all upgrades and security patches to application and OS based on agreed-upon maintenance windows. This person will implement changes and/or new features to support and secure the Windows/UNIX infrastructure based on direction and guidance from the UNIX Operations Engineering team.Job Responsibilities:

  • Application integration, architecture, engineering and support of the MCIT computing systems

  • 24x7 support of Medical Center-based systems and related systems

  • Design, implement, and support the MCIT computing systems, including both physical and virtual systems, and perform configuration, maintenance, support, and engineering tasks

  • Support MCIT application development, including determining required patches, packages, permissions, software, etc.

  • Coordinate with Security, Unix Operations/Engineering, and other teams to ensure standards are maintained when systems are customized to support MCIT development efforts

  • Production support of new engineering solutions

  • Standardization and automation of systems

  • Perform routine systems admin functions to maintain all Linux servers

  • Recommend, design and implement systems management and automation solutions

  • Design, configure and tune highly-available Linux systems

  • Assist in implementing, executing, maintaining, and documenting proper DR and BC procedures

  • Participate in deployments, upgrades and maintenance

  • Maintain the patch levels of all OS and application patches on all systems using automated systems

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

  • 4 years of experience engineering and supporting UNIX/Linux (RHEL/Ubuntu) in a large-scale environment

  • Experience supporting computing technologies for researchers (experience within a healthcare environment is preferred)

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Experience supporting researchers' development efforts, custom applications, etc.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Dependability and reliability

  • Methodical and disciplined approach to problem solving

  • Ability to be on-call 24x7

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated experience with advanced configurations such as high availability, clusters, virtualization, performance tuning, etc.

  • Experience working within a dynamic R&D environment - Git/Mercurial (source control)

  • Experience researching, evaluating, and supporting new technologies

  • Experience supporting enterprise-class applications and databases

  • Experience deploying Linux on x86 rack-mount server and blade platforms

  • Experience connecting Linux systems to enterprise storage, and understanding of appropriate use cases for SAN and NAS

  • Experience connecting Linux systems to TCP/IP networks, configuring, troubleshooting, tuning, etc.

  • Experience with server virtualization technologies

  • Strong scripting skills with experience in Perl, Python, PHP, Bash or other scripting languages

  • Implemented automatic configuration system (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, CFEngine, etc.)

  • Strong Linux security skills/experience

  • Experience setting up and deploying systems with Red Hat Satellite

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:YearsMinimum Compensation:130000.00Maximum Compensation:160000.00