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Senior Linux VM Systems Administrator

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Sep 24, 2021 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Plano, TX 75023
Immediate Start
$120k - $145k Annual

*This role is Tuesday thru Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm*

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Senior Linux VM Systems Administrator. Candidate will be responsible for and expected to 24x7 administering, configuring, solving problems and supporting Unix Servers in production and non-production environments running Unix operating Systems namely Solaris and RedHat Linux.


  • Protect production by exercising sound judgment and following operational practices and procedures
  • Writing and managing scripts and utilities to automate day to day systems administration and configuration management tasks.
  • Assist with the monitoring performance analysis of existing applications and ensuring that the system is consistent with ongoing need.
  • Write technical documentation, operational procedures, systems documentation and Incident and problem communications and reporting.
  • Quickly restore service during system outages, provide troubleshooting support to team members, perform proactive problem prevention, and advance technical details to technical lead and/or to vendor support.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, system configuration, and administration.
  • Work on production related issues. Providing resolutions to an extensive range of complicated problems. Solutions are innovative, thorough, and practicable.
  • Identify, analyze, fix, and determine root cause, follow-up and coordinate changes to resolve complex problems involving hardware, software, networking and applications.
  • Be part of the team for on-call rotation and weekend activities as required
  • Write and manage scripts and utilities to automate day to day systems administration and configuration management tasks.
  • Strong UNIX Scripting (ksh), Java, Perl, Python
  • Solid experience with automation.
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions and strategies
  • Continually defines ways to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships
  • Provide resolutions to an extensive range of complicated problems; Solutions are innovative, thorough, and practicable.
  • Coordination with Technical Services lines to ensure implementation of standard methodologies for infrastructure governance, architecture, engineering, production support and service Management.
  • Lead & Provide support for systems administration, configuration, solving problems in multiple UNIX Platforms.
  • Cloud Experience (AWS)
  • In-depth knowledge of standard methodologies around Unix/AWS/VMware/Storage/Backup
  • Performing regular health checks on environments
  • Checking status of environments and individual tools
  • Running scripted health checks
  • Perform tasks related to persistent volumes and user access. Good knowledge of the core service needed for the application (ex: TAM, AD, DB, CMDB, Monitoring etc.) We create Proof of Concepts (POCs) for our Innovation Lab to illustrate how cutting-edge technology can be incorporated and enhance Freddie Mac's technology offerings


  • Bachelors degree (Computer Science, Engineering, IT, related field) with 7-8 years or 10-15 years of equivalent work experience.
  • Applicants with 2-5 years of experience in AWS/RHEL Scripting/VMware/Blade Logic/Ansible are highly sort.
  • Experience in UNIX Server hardware and Software problem determination, capacity planning, and root cause analysis.
  • Hands-on experience designing and implementing systems across disparate technologies.
  • Experience with Scripting tools to automate routine operation tasks.
  • Expert knowledge of technical project management, project implementation, infrastructure engineering.
  • Sophisticated skill in communications and leading teams in a highly matrixed environment
  • Experience with Scripting tools to automate routine operation tasks.
  • Experience in championing change and effectively managing project/program implementation
  • Documenting Engineering Solutions and Designs

Reference: 1333508624

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