Job Description :
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Linux Systems Engineer Team Lead
Lincolnshire, IL
Contract to Perm

Summary:
The Linux Systems Engineer Team Lead will be responsible for implementing, administering and monitoring the high availability production network environments

Responsibilities:
· Deliver solutions that improve the stability and security of our Linux environment
· Defines Linux Operating System installation and security standards
· Tracks vulnerabilities and oversees the application appropriate patches and upgrades
· Writes scripts to automate multiple administrative tasks
· Proactively monitors and addresses issues with system performance and capacity
· Installs, configures, and documents new servers and applications
· Maintains and audits system security configuration and logs
· Responds rapidly to system maintenance needs, including on weekends and evenings
· Works with the team to develop system administration operations documentation
· Oversees and manages the installation of software tools providing systems level monitoring
· Take ownership of escalated technical issues, and lead them to closure
· Provide and maintain the overall operational quality, service delivery and security compliance
· Generate and drive Continuous Improvement initiatives aimed at improving business performance
· Provide on call support for critical production issues.
· Mentor and train team members to be help provide support independently.
· Be the Linux team''s face to other IT teams and the business
· Assist in evaluation of new products, solutions, and technologies
· Liaise with other IT teams and technology vendors so as to find solutions for complex issues
· Participates in developing disaster recovery procedures and operations
· Create architecture documentation and standard operating procedure documents
· Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage resources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with management, development teams and system administrators
· Experience in administering Linux systems in a complex environment
· Experience with backup, recovery, monitoring and tuning of Linux systems
· Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
· Must be a self-starter, work independently as well as with a diverse and global technical team, and take ownership
· Proven ability to mentor and lead more junior staff while still being extremely hands-on
· Ability to solve complex problems and handle unforeseen problems when they occur
· Ability to work effectively in a team environment
· Possess superior organizational skills
· Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies
· Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed

Skills/Knowledge:
· B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
· 24x7 production environment
· Experience with various Linux distributions: RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, etc
· Experience with Virtualization, specifically VMWare ESXi and fail-over scenarios
· Experience working with clustered / load-balanced servers
· Shell, Perl, and/or Python scripting
· Apache configurations and web server admin tasks
· Knowledge with Operating System and network security (firewalls and system hardening)
· Experience with SAN and NAS (network attached storage) solutions