Kforce Sr. Linux/AIX Administrator-VMware-Financial Firm in New York, New York

A Kforce client is a well-known firm based in New York, New York (NY). They are seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to work in the Enterprise Systems Group. The person in this position will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and tuning of Linux/UNIX hardware and software systems and providing technical analysis and design support for applications running on Linux and AIX platform. The Senior Linux Systems Engineer will work individually or in a team on various system projects related to Linux, UNIX, Storage, and Application Support. They will supervise and provide technical guidance to the Staff in the Operations and Systems administration group and direct and check the work of other Systems Administrators (SAs).Responsibilities:

  • Provisioning, Patching and Upgrade: 20%

  • Prepare, install and implement operating software (RedHat Linux and AIX) and associated components

  • Plan, prepare and apply maintenance fixes to system software and firmware as required

  • Work on Architecture & Engineering, and Security projects to implement new products and upgrade existing Infrastructure

Preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and fix: 10%

  • Debug and solve complex problems associated with UNIX/Linux servers in production and test environment

Technical Analysis and Design: 20%

  • Work on Architecture & Engineering, and Security projects to secure/harden Linux or AIX Operating System deployment in production

  • Make system hardware and software recommendations as required

  • Assist in evaluating new hardware and software and develop creative solutions to complex technological challenges

  • Stay abreast with technical and operational tools and knowledge required to perform assigned duties

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline

  • 5 years' experience in Linux/UNIX Systems Engineering and Administration, with increasing administrative and leadership responsibilities or an equivalent in education and work experience

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of UNIX/Linux Systems Engineering & Administration, decision-making, and technical work management skills

  • 5 years of RedHat Linux Advanced Systems Administration experience with RHCE certification

  • 2 years of AIX Systems Administration experience (preferred)

  • 3 years strong Shell scripting (ksh, Bash)

  • 2 years of Perl scripting experience

  • Good organization and documentation skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Ability to work effectively in a team

  • Experience with BladeLogic preferred

  • Experience with working in a SAN environment (EMC VMAX/VPLEX) preferred

  • Experience with Oracle RAC and ASM luns served from an EMC Enterprise SAN preferred

  • Experience with RedHat Clustering preferred

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:110000.00Maximum Compensation:135000.00