Linux Systems Administrator

red bank, New Jersey

An online education-based firm is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to join their team in Red Bank, NJ.

 Responsibilities

  • Installation, configuration, administration, and tuning of web, application and database servers
  • Monitor the overall health of multiple environments
  • Troubleshoot production issues and work with the development team to streamline code deployment
  • Respond to trouble-tickets via an internal application and/or phone requests
  • Manage comprehensive Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure
  • Help with incident response/disaster recovery/ business continuity
  • Manage change from development to testing to production environments

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5-7+ years of hands-on Linux system administration experience, including proficiency with Centos and RedHat
  • Knowledge of IT operational best practices
  • Experience maintaining MySQL databases
  • Experience in network, server, and application status monitoring
  • Experience with automated installation and configuration (knowledge of Chef a plus)
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, including S3, EC2, IAM, RDS, and Elasticache
  • Able to write scripts in common administrative language (i.e. Perl, bash, Ruby, Python, etc.)
  • Able to remain productive and finish assignments on time with minimal oversight
  • Strong communication skills and outstanding customer service skills
  • Detail-oriented with the discipline to do daily tasks quickly and competently
  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills
  • Experience with DevOps automation and configuration management tools is a plus

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