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Linux Administrator

  • Location: Irving, 75039
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 3 months ago

  • Function: DevOps
  • Job Ref: 210605

Grow your career as a Linux Administrator with an innovative global bank in Irving, TX. Long-term contract with excellent growth potential. Will be required to work onsite 2-3 days per week when offices reopen. Will be responsible for designing implementing operating and maintaining Linux systems and related components to ensure high levels of availability and security of the system. Will drive adherence to the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure Linux system maintenance is consistent with organization goals industry best practices and established security requirements. In addition to traditional Systems Administration responsibilities, will be part of a team that will leverage multiple cloud technologies to evolve our digital platforms. Experience with Cloud technologies infrastructure transformation and automation is required.

Responsibilities include:
•    Provide hands-on Linux system administration scripting and maintenance for cloud systems
•    Provide leadership for Agile Ops transformation with demonstrated Next Generation toolset knowledge
•    Collaborate with a cross-functional team of application developers’ operations engineers and architects to understand complex product requirements and translate them into automated solutions
•    Collaborate with peers to support and improve architecture systems processes standards and tools
•    Participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment security and high availability in support of Infrastructure Software and Platform as a Service offerings
•    Develop and maintain capacity plans for all systems
•    Respond rapidly to system maintenance needs including on evenings and weekends
•    Ensure adherence to policies/standards
•    Write and maintain code for automating the creation of scalable/resilient systems/infrastructure
•    Write and maintain clear concise documentation runbooks playbooks and operational standards including infrastructure diagrams
•    Ensure all solutions are properly monitored and instrumented
•    Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues in development test and production environments

•    8+ years of Server Administration experience with enterprise level skills in Linux and AIX physical and virtual environment management experience
•    Working knowledge of standard Linux security methodologies hardening procedures and best practices
•    Evaluate and maintain server storage and other IT standards for the enterprise and all supporting products and services
•    Script: Understanding of code and script (PHP Python Perl and/or Ruby).
•    Automation Tools: Knowledge or certification with Chef Puppet Ansible or SaltStack
•    Cloud Platform: Knowledge or certification with PCF Openshift Docker Vagrant AWS Elastic Beanstalk or Google App Engine Orchestration Tools: Knowledge or Certification with Kubernetes Docker Swarm Apache Mesos or AWS Cloud Formation
•    CI/CD: Knowledge or certification with Jenkins BMC RLM CloudBees or Travis CI/Team City
•    Monitoring/Analytics: Knowledge or certification with Elk Splunk App Dynamics AWS Cloudwatch/Sumologic
•    Code Version Control: Knowledge or certification with BitBucket GitHub or AWS CodeCommit
•    Software Collaboration/Repository Tools: Knowledge or certification with JFrog Artifactory JIRA or IBM Rational Concert (RTC)
•    Cloud: Knowledge or Certification with Vmware OpenStack AWS Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure
•    Analyze server and storage characteristics (e.g., CPU behavior latency transmission speeds packet loss and throughput) triage and troubleshoot problems
•    Proven experience with complex multi-site and global network design multi-layered switch environment firewalls VPN Load balancers and DNS
•    Familiar with the fundamentals of web application and relational database architectures
•    Understanding of agile and other development processes and methodologies.
•    Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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