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Linux Systems Administrator in Lakewood, CO at SNI Technology

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

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Job Description

SNI Technology's client located in Lakewood, CO is actively looking to hire a Linux Systems Administrator on a full-time, direct-hire basis!

MUST HAVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related technical field, and a minimum of 3 years of related experience (A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 7 years, may be considered in lieu of a degree.)
  • Experience with Linux web applications and Linux server administration
  • Thorough understanding of Java/Java EE concepts (JDBC, JMS/MQ, JSP, JNDI, etc.) is required
  • Strong BASH shell scripting skills.
  • 5+ years' experience administering web applications such as Apache Tomcat, WebLogic and WebSphere is preferred.

SUMMARY:
Are you an experienced Linux Systems Administrator? Are you interested in automation tools and practices? Look no further!

SNI Technology's client has experience continued growth and technical advancements that have contributed to their IT department's expansions that are paving the way for additional improvements that will benefit the customers and employees. Our client is currently seeking a talented Linux Systems Administrator who is passionate about technology and possesses strong attention to detail to join the Core Infrastructure team. The growing IT staff works in a highly collaborative environment with a strong focus to continue to support their commitment to their customers and employees.

Responsible for the administration, maintenance and performance of web services in support of external customer facing and internal corporate web applications in a 24x7 enterprise environment. Individuals in this position work as part of a team with other Linux Web Server Administrators to review performance of existing systems and provide recommendations to improve overall systems performance, security and resiliency that meet service level objectives. Participate in on-call rotation and after-hours work as required by system implementations, outages or upgrades. Individuals in this position may work independently on assigned projects with minimal supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for administration, implementation and upgrades for Linux Web Application Server environments
  • Manage the promotion of code and configuration changes through development, UAT, and production
  • Manage projects involving existing and new technical solutions; responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and coordinating all aspects of the project
  • Communicate with management on the status of projects and problem resolution efforts
  • Assist in the design of the systems and server infrastructure for new solutions following procedures listed in the Infrastructure Policies and Procedures manual as well as the Information Protection Policy manual
  • Maintain appropriate tools used to monitor and tune application performance
  • Perform problem investigation and resolution for system outages in coordination with other IT teams and Business departments
  • Create and troubleshoot automated processes; manually complete tasks when automation fails
  • Maintain knowledge of current and developing technologies, recommend evaluation of technologies that would benefit the IT infrastructure

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field and a minimum of 3 years of related experience. A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 7 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

  • 5 or more years' experience administering web applications such as Apache Tomcat, WebLogic and WebSphere
  • Working knowledge with the following tools: Python scripting, Ansible (Tower), Jenkins
  • Experience in the software development methodologies
  • Working level of experience in automation tools and knowledge of scripting languages

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple projects and multiple tasks while meeting agreed upon objectives
  • Experience with Linux web applications and Linux server administration
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of web server load balancing concepts and experience with highly available distributed environments
  • Thorough understanding of Java/Java EE concepts (JDBC, JMS/MQ, JSP, JNDI, etc.) is required
  • Good working knowledge of Oracle database systems
  • Experience with working on Linux platforms and strong bash shell scripting skills
  • Good time management, documentation, and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of web protocols, TCP/IP and technologies such as HTTP, HTTPS and SSL