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Linux Systems Administrator

  • Location: Carrollton, 75010
  • Salary: $38 - $43 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 18 days ago

Our client is seeking a Linux Engineer / Admin for a 6 month onsite contract opportunity. The Client is a part of a leading global healthcare company through the delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. Their commitment is to strengthen the patient healthcare journey with the patient in mind. 

Position: Linux Systems Administrator

Location: Onsite 5 days a week - Carrollton, TX 75010

Term: 6 Months


  • Ensures completeness of technical requirements and analysis for the support of system business solutions.
  • Identifies requirements gaps or issues.
  • Works with business areas to ensure proper communication/review of requirements and support.
  • Evaluates technical requirements for incidents and requests to determine the impact to the infrastructure including equipment redundancy and capacity requirements.
  • Installs, configures, and tests infrastructure modifications.
  • Assists in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for current and new technology.
  • Makes recommendations to improve security and participates in investigations as needed.
  • Adheres to security requirements.
  • Designs, plans and leads testing efforts and coordinates feedback of test results.
  • Escalates problems as needed.
  • Assists in establishing requirements, methods and procedures for routine maintenance and performs them.
  • Ensures performance meets the present and future needs of the business.
  • Forecasts utilization patterns and identifies modifications or upgrades.
  • Designs reports to identify patterns and trends.
  • Ensures continuous monitoring procedures are set per the company standard and requirements.
  • Recommends changes/enhancements for improved systems availability, reliability and performance.
  • Recommends operational metrics.
  • Analyzes metrics to understand performance and identifies opportunities for continuous improvements.
  • Performs Level 2 incident assessment and resolution on infrastructure solutions.
  • Investigates alternative methods to expedite problem resolution.
  • Recommends procedures and controls for problem resolution, creates temporary solutions until permanent ones can be implemented.
  • Researches, analyzes and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify current problems or similar future problems.
  • Reviews checklists and scripts and updates as needed.
  • Works with auditors and security groups to ensure adherence to governance, regulations, and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Assists in developing SLAs or OLAs.
  • Works with vendors to resolve problems and develop infrastructure solutions.
  • Evaluates vendor solutions to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Documents new or modified infrastructure solutions, modules, test activities/results and other areas such as error handling.
  • Ensures all documentation is delivered according to specified guidelines.
  • Proofreads documents for accuracy.
  • Provides coaching to team members.

Experience and Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or technical institute degree/certificate in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Requires 3-5 years of RedHat, SUSE, systems experience. Advanced Understanding of the RedHat and SUSE Enterprise Linux operating systems.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years supporting Linux in an environment with over 2000+ Linux servers
  • Relevant certification is an advantage.
  • Experience working within an enterprise ticketing system - incidents, requests, change control, preferably Service-Now
  • Good understanding of Networking concepts.
  • Understanding of DNS concepts and InfoBlox
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts
  • They must be able to add and remove resources in VMware
  • VMware console access experience
  • Patch management experience
  • Virtual server build experience using templates
  • Understand the concepts of Puppet
  • Strong BASH scripting skills
  • Understanding of SAN concepts
  • Understanding of ITIL concepts
  • Understanding of Linux Security concepts
  • Understanding of Linux Performance tuning concepts
  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting skills to determine not only what the issue is but the source of the issue and the solution.
  • Able to resolve complex issues related to the OS
  • Expert understanding of Logical Volume management
  • Advanced understanding of the Linux boot process
  • Advanced understanding of the Linux Kernel

Must have advanced knowledge of 2 or more of the following technologies:

  • Enterprise Puppet
  • VCS
  • SUSE Manager
  • RedHat Satellite server

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience with general IT concepts beyond their primary discipline
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills; effective team player
  • Good analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize work load
  • Understanding of ITSM


  • RedHat (RHCSA) or SuSE (SCA) Certified Engineer 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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