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Linux Administrator/Engineer

TEKsystems Las Vegas, NV

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $35 to $45 Hourly
  • Other
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, medical, vision,
Job Description



Our client in the banking industry is looking for a Sr. level Unix/Linux Systems Engineer to join their growing team. Qualified candidates must have experience with various flavors of Linux, Solaris and all around administration/engineering. This is a definitely a fast-paced environment due to recent rapid growth and projected future growth. Being a team player is a must and also being willing to teach/learn on the job. There is excellent upward mobility potential in the future as well.


Top Skills' Details:

Unix, Linux, Administration, Solaris, Scripting

    Client Overview:

    This particular client is a sub prime credit card company in Las Vegas that has been growing exponentially over the past 10+ years since the economic downturn in 2008. We've worked with them and placed close to 100 people over that time across all lines of business, many of which are still there and enjoying their work. Tons of upward mobility and potential for professional growth.

    Job Description:

    The Unix/Linux Systems Administrator will monitor and maintain systems in 24x7 highly-available production environments. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and articulate, must have working knowledge with Solaris Unix and Linux operating systems, related software technologies, and have a proven history of using administrative tools and automating routine administration tasks. Day-to-day responsibilities include:

    • 5+ years work experience as a Unix System Engineer
    • Proficient understanding of and experience with Unix/Linux operating systems, file systems, applications and storage technologies. Red Hat Linux and Oracle Solaris are the principle operating systems to support.
    • Experience in configuring, managing and maintaining OpenShift or Kubernetes clusters
    • Experience in creating and modifying ansible playbooks
    • Experience with configuring and managing Apache HTTPD Web Servers and Apache Tomcat.
    • Must have experience implementing and managing large enterprise-class server environments.
    • Must be able to work closely within a high-performing team. Good attitude and ability to assist and integrate with other engineers are essential.
    • F5 LTM experience in configuring and managing virtual servers.
    • F5 ASM experience is desirable.
    • Experience in creating virtual machines in a VMware environment.
    • Practical understanding of networking - routing, subnets, UDP, TCP, IP, & VLANs
    • Should have experience with using systems monitoring software (e.g. Solarwinds)
    • Must have strong communication skills and ability to work individually, within a team, with other groups and with customers.
    • Must have ability to communicate complex technical problems concisely and professionally to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Experience working in an enterprise environment with knowledge of clustering technologies and high availability strategies.

    Employee Value Proposition:

    This client is financially stable, they have grown even through the economic downturn. If you are career focused and like a challenge, this is a good place for you to go. They are continuing to grow and the outlook for the future is very promising offering a lot of upward mobility potential. They purchased enough land near their current building that they built a little over a year ago, in hopes to put up another building next to it as they continue to grow as a company. If you enjoy this environment you can make a career out of it. They offer very good benefits including a very low out of pocket PPO/HMO health plan and a 6% 401k match.


    Additional Skills & Qualifications:

    Good people skills, able to work in a team setting, willing and wanting to learn, organized, pays attention to detail.

    Nice-to-have skills that will separate a stellar candidate:
    • Some CI/CD experience with tools such as Jenkins or similar
    • Some development skills preferred e.g. ability to work on scripts or configuration automation frameworks.
    • Some experience in Amazon Web Services such as configuring VPCs and deploying EC2 instances.
    • Some knowledge or experience in configuring a PostgreSQL database.
    • Some experience in setting up and managing Kafka Clusters
    • Familiarity with Pega Platform


    Work Environment:

    Fast paced. Team atmosphere. Must be able to multi-task and handle more than one thing at a time. Everyone on the team takes their turn in a on-call rotation. Work life balance is huge with this manager so he takes care of those who end up working the on-call rotation.


    Business Drivers/Customer Impact:

    Windows and Unix/Linux teams are growing and with the plans to break ground on their new building soon they need to continue to hire to build out these teams

    *** benefits and 401k will be acquired after the 5 month contract duration upon conversion to a permanent employee***

    Company Description
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    Las Vegas, NV
    89113 USA
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