Randstad Sr. Linux Engineer in Dallas, Texas

Sr. Linux Engineer

job details:

  • location:Dallas, TX

  • salary:$85,000 - $100,000 per year

  • date posted:Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Information Technology

  • reference:598144

job description

Sr Linux Administrator

Direct Hire/Perm position in Dallas, TX

The position of Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Operations, specializing in Linux administration, will be to assist in supporting the ORACLE DBA and application teams as well as administration of the Linux based systems that support the business. This position will report to the AVP, Enterprise Services Team and work closely with senior analysts throughout the organization. The Senior Analyst must function as a strong IT team member in a variety of team oriented support, installations and project planning. The Senior Analyst must also contribute to the development and maintenance of documentation, including standards, procedures, and guidelines of the Enterprise Services environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide support to Oracle DBA and application staff.

  • Provide support to InfoSec staff.

  • Work with other teams to develop new services to support the business.

  • Responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation, administration, maintenance and updates.

  • Maintain technology enhancements as it relates to the global systems.

  • Assist in the implementation and troubleshooting of the global and corporate systems infrastructure.

  • Provide upper level support to service desk staff.

  • Identify infrastructure needs to support business growth.

  • Create, maintain and update system documentation.

  • Perform daily systems operational and support activities.

  • Assist in the long-range systems implementation planning for the organization worldwide.

  • Responsible for hardware firmware updates.

  • Monitor system logs and performance and identify/resolve problems proactively.

  • Reference the global systems architectural drawings and Product Catalog as needed.

  • Follow the Standard and Guidelines for IT-related subjects.

  • Assist with management and support of Storage and Virtualization subsystems.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite version 6.0 or later.

  • Experience with python, ruby and bash scripting.

  • Experience with automation and configuration management tools like puppet and ansible.

  • Strong quantitative skills and demonstrated analytical and problem solving ability.

  • High attention to detail and accountability in analytical assessments.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with all levels of management.

  • Hard-working, detail oriented and committed to producing great end results.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing work environment with many competing priorities

  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment.

  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Develops and drives accountability for self and others.

  • Strong customer/client focus with the ability to provide a superior customer/client experience and build long-term relationships.

  • Demonstrates professional maturity that represents the organizations image.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in business or computer science required.

Technical Skills:

  • Red Hat Linux system administration (RHCE preferred).

  • Experience with VMware vSphere administration beneficial but not required.

  • Experience with SAN/NAS storage systems.

  • Experience with centralized authentication systems (Kerberos, LDAP, AD, TACACS, RADIUS).

  • In-depth understanding of LDAP and PAM.

  • In-depth understanding of networking fundamentals.

  • Experience in hot/cold backup mechanisms.

  • Troubleshooting and monitoring skills must be at expert level.

  • Strong Perl, Python or shell script programming skills required.

  • Experience in configuring/managing environments with failover/high availability requirements.

Other Skills:

  • Highly-effective documentation of technical systems and technical policies/procedures.

  • Superior written and verbal communications skills in English language. Ability to articulate solutions in a non-technical manner to business executives.

  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work effectively across regions with global teams.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel knowledge, including ability to summarize data via formulas, lookups, Pivot Tables, conditional formatting, etc.

Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment.

  • Work hours vary depending on business activity.

  • Required to be on-call (evenings and weekends) with other team members to support production systems environments on a rotational basis.