Job Description :
Role: Sr. Linux Consultant
Location: Downtown Dallas, TX
Duration: 6 month + contract
Interview: Phone then F2F

Note: Must have extensive RHEL experience and any Veritas Clustering experience would be a big plus. So for this position, please only send candidates with extensive RHEL experience.

Job description

Client is seeking a long-term Linux Consultant to work with our downtown Dallas client as they move to on premise cloud platform and virtualized infrastructure.
8+ years of consultative, hands on expertise in Linux, Virtualization and on premise cloud software deployments.
The successful candidate will be able to quickly understand and resolve issues, mitigate risks and dependencies and the ability to drive projects and resources to completion

Must have solid understanding of:
Storage & Blade Technologies that integrate with Virtualization
On premise Cloud platforms such as VMware and Azure
Linux and Wintel Server platforms
Routing and Switching technologies
Backup technologies that leverage virtualization
Server and blade (HP) architecture
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications, analytical and presentation skills to work across the organization

Job Responsibilities:
Linux Operating system with Strong Virtualization knowledge with VMWare and/or Azure
Automation efforts for Linux within virtual server builds and capacity management
Architect and develop customer solutions based on current hands-on knowledge Linux VM on VMware and or Azure
Experience in writing Shell or Perl script
Able to learn new technologies as needed and open to changing technological direction as required by the team to lead new projects and initiatives
Experience in SAN and NAS Storage, RAID and LVM Management
Good knowledge about the Virtualization and Cluster (Veritas Cluster Services, etc
Apache, Squid, LDAP, MySQL, PHP server Administration
NIS, NFS, FTP, SAMBA IPTABLES, DNS, SNMP, DHCP and SNMP administration
Working knowledge on YUM/Satellite Server
Understanding with configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef, etc
Patch & Package management, Security, Server hardening, etc.
User Management, Performance Analysis, capacity planning and monitoring
Troubleshooting Hardware and Operating system related issue
Configuration and administration of LVM and Veritas logical volume manager
Installation and configuration of HA environment using Linux cluster or Veritas Cluster
Excellent communication and conversation skills (Verbal and Written)
Able to provide technical solutions on various requirements
Experience in Server Management (Server build/ migration, etc
Should have used any backup management software i.e. TSM,
Preferred Certification in Red Hat Linux.

Preferred Skills:
Experience in multiple Geo Redundant sites
Experience with technologies for continuous multi-site replication
Familiar with the following technologies: Hardware OS – OEL (Oracle Enterprise Linux, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, Windows; VM Ware; Storage SANs; Oracle Databases; Network Switches, Veritas HA.
The skills to assist in scoping, designing and implementing various types of SOW and T&M based projects
Certifications in VMware or other relevant technologies would be a plus