Job Description :
Position : Linux System Administration
Location : Westport, CT
Duration : Fulltime (Permanent)

Job Description:

Linux Seeking a Linux Systems Administrator (SysAdmin) who will serve as second/third level support.
Candidates should have in-depth, hands-on experience of the Linux OS - specifically RHEL 5, 6 (7 is a plus), Red Hat Satellite, and source code management (SVN, Git
Additionally, they should be familiar with scripting, i.e. bash and python, ruby or perl – not just running manual commands off a KB – and able to run, maintain, and write scripts.
Experience with configuration management systems like CFEngine, Chef, or Centrify.
VMware vSphere, and/ or aws is a plus. Experience with infrastructure automation and orchestration.

Responsibilities:
The position is for an operational (run) group.
SysAdmins will respond to incidents and as well as handle support requests for a variety of technologies related to our Linux service.
As a queue owner, SysAdmins will be responsible for the general health of the queue (resolving tickets, identifying trends, finding the technical cause of problems) as well as recommending process/ system changes to eliminate incoming workload, optimizing team process, and escalating where appropriate.
SysAdmins will also have project responsibilities (i.e. executing some of the improvements identified by them or others on the team) and will own small projects within their respective area.
The position is for a primary day shift (8-10 hours per day
Participation in a team 24x7 weekly rotation is part of the role.
More extended off-shift time may be needed but these would be planned significantly in advance, and generally associated with project work where maintenance windows need to be observed.
This is not a low level position.
The person will need a deep understanding of their respective area.
But this is also a hands-on operations position.
Engineers that only want to do projects and/or design and architect solutions will not be happy with this role.

Qualifications:
Break/Fix, Provisioning & Decom, Patching, Migrations, Documentation Analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving system OS, software, and performance issues At least 5+ years of experience in relevant technologies Hands on knowledge of the Linux operating system environment
Must be able to work well in an ambiguous and changing environment

Core Skills/Technologies:
RHEL 5, 6 (7 a plus) Red Hat Satellite Source code management (SVN, Git) Intermediate bash scripting and experience with a scripting language like python, perl and ruby Configuration Management systems like Ansible, CFengine, Chef, Puppet

Additional Skills/ Technologies:
Centrify
SSSD
VMware vSphere
AWS