[nclug-jobs] Linux Systems Administrator - Longmont, CO

Mike Nemeth mnemeth at digitalglobe.com
Mon Nov 7 15:04:08 MST 2011


This professional position is responsible for advanced installation,
configuration, and management of Linux operating systems and related
toolsets, supporting complex enterprise-level applications, and
providing technical leadership within the IS department. This support is
provided in accordance with corporate and company policy and industry
best practices. The position also provides on-call support on a
rotational basis with other team members.


The qualified candidate will perform a variety of difficult assignments
associated with Linux System administration, including monitoring and
controlling of Linux installations, analyzing system faults,
troubleshooting issues, and running diagnostic tests on operating
systems and hardware to detect and resolve problems. 


Essential Duties

*	Assist with the installation, configuration and management of
the Linux infrastructure.
*	Analyze system performance, modifying parameters to improve
throughput and effectively utilize system resources. 
*	Monitors resource usage, making required adjustments. 
*	With administrative direction and assistance from management and
the architecture team, 

	*	Lead the evaluation and selection of tools. 
	*	Set up product demos and objectively evaluate tools. 
	*	Coordinate the collection of feedback from other
	*	Summarizes the input and make cost conscience tool

		*	May be responsible for the effective deployment
of tools in the group. 

	*	Set up training classes and may function as a tool
administrator, working with the vendor, internally coordinating product
upgrades and fixes. 

*	Participate in on-call production support activities based upon
documented support procedures. 
*	Proactively create procedures to prevent and reduce the severity
of outages.
*	Responsible for developing the organization by mentoring junior
members and developing how to guides under the direction of the
department manager.
*	Pro-actively seek out on the job training from senior resources
to increase both technical and professional skills 
*	Responsible for contributing to the development of the
organization's goals and objectives.
*	Recommend improvements to facilitate better management and
monitoring of the environment.
*	Ability to effectively communicate across the organization
*	Coordinate activities with vendors as required.
*	Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

*	Equivalent of Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or
related field. 
*	5+ years experience as a Linux Systems Administrator in a
client/server environment.


Special Qualifications

*	Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

*	Advanced knowledge of Red Hat Linux at the Enterprise Level in a
highly available environment.

*	A solid understanding of the operating system; understands
paging and swapping, inter-process communications, devices and what
device drivers do, filesystem concepts (inode, clustering, logical
partitions), can use performance analysis to tune systems.
*	A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing
environment concepts.

	*	Understands principles of routing, client/server
programming, the design of consistent network-wide filesytem layouts.

*	Familiarity with security and hardening of servers and obtaining
authorization to operate.
*	Documentation of Data Center configurations.
*	Strong shell and perl scripting skills
*	Thorough understanding of the TCP/IP Suite (TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP,
etc.) as well as the network management protocol, SNMP
*	Thorough understanding of RPM, rpmbuild and custom package
creation and management
*	Clustering (Red Hat, Oracle RAC)
*	Large storage arrays (SAN)


Ability to

*	Produce thorough and effective technical documentation.
*	Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of
writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making
presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers,
and working closely with upper management. 
*	Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
*	Ability to obtain a DOD Security Clearance



Our compensation package includes: competitive base salary; annual
incentive plan with payouts based on results; choice of medical plan;
dental, life and disability insurance; employee assistance program;
flexible spending accounts; a 401(K) plan with a competitive company


Mike Nemeth

Talent Acquisition

www.digitalglobe.com <http://www.digitalglobe.com/> 


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