Job Summary

Unix/Linux Operations Analyst

  • Location:
    Spring , Texas
  • Category:
    System Administrator
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Our client is a global leader within the oil and gas vertical.  They realize the value of smart individuals who are thinkers and doers, and they believe the work experience should be personally meaningful and impactful.  As a result, they are very concerned about and are constantly searching for ways to improve the overall health, well-being, and morale of the team.   It’s the underlying reason on why they are the best in the industry.
They have many large initiatives that are being kicked off this year and are looking for top technical talent!  The ideal candidates will be those who thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment and who enjoy helping develop and implement these new industry-leading solutions.
Unix/Linux Operations Analyst
Job Summary:
Provide support for Unix/Linux Servers (installation, configuration, upgrade, documentation, maintenance, retirement, problem resolution, disaster recovery, etc.)  Maintain base infrastructure software for approximately 2000 servers.  
Work group provides L2 support for multiple Unix/Linux server and client platforms globally; requires multiple interactions with various support organizations (external vendors, applications, database administrators, enterprise storage and projects).   Effectively work with other operations and infrastructure groups, applications, business IT representatives and support vendors to provide secure, highly reliable and available Unix/Linux systems.
Job Requirements:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent skills work experience
  • Job will require candidates with excellent technical, analytical & communication skills.
  • Requires at least 3 years of working knowledge of Unix/Linux (Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX) servers, and their integration to infrastructure components (networking, storage, backups, monitoring) and working knowledge of the operating environments and operational processes (i.e. problem/change management, operational reliability, security, operations acceptance).
  • Provide high end technical support for Unix/Linux Servers (installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, retirement, problem resolution, disaster recovery, etc.)
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions
  • Expertise in the installation, use, and maintenance of Red Hat Satellite, Puppet Enterprise, remote terminal emulation systems, and Centrify.
  • Knowledge of Red Hat CloudForms, application containerization, virtualization, and hyper-converged infrastructure.

Other activities include:

  • Scripting solutions to achieve problem resolution and seamless rollouts (Perl, Puppet – Ruby – bash scripting, C/C++)
  • Provide input to service strategies supported by Unix/Linux and Linux teams
  • Provide input to Asset Management groups for software / hardware renewals
  • Review projects for infrastructure impacts and adherence to approved engineering design guidelines
  • Assist/Consult with applications regarding end of life assessments, and capacity upgrades

Skill Requirements:

  • High Level of skill and experience with Unix/Linux in a large data center working with infrastructure and applications.
  • Strong IT skills in Infrastructure and Applications.
  • Infrastructure engineering and operational support experience.
  • Experience in multiple mission critical, disaster recovery technologies and service lines
  • Experience in implementing change and security controls in a global framework.


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