Senior Linux Specialist (LOCAL TO HOUSTON, TX ONLY)


On Site
Depends on Experience
Contract - W2
Contract - 12 Month(s)


Ansible Automation Platform

Job Details

Job Title: Senior Linux Specialist

Location: 100% onsite (Houston Texas 77064)

Duration: 6 months

Additional notes: Local Candidates ONLY


  • 7+ years of experience installing, administering, and maintaining Oracle or Red Hat Linux based servers
  • 5+ years of experience designing and implementing redundant systems including data backups/recoveries, high availability, load balancing, and disaster recovery
  • 5+ years of experience designing, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience with deploying and maintaining AWS and on-premises Linux servers
  • Experience in application deployment automation, modern DevOps practices, and infrastructure as code
  • Experience with IT automation tools such as Ansible Automation Platform, Chef, Puppet, or Terraform
  • Knowledgeable of core IT infrastructure technologies including virtualization, networking, and storage management
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Comfortable interacting with management at various levels in a professional manner
  • Takes ownership of areas of responsibility and makes recommendations and decisions on the improvement and operation of those areas
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with Security Design and Implementation
  • Ability to participate in after-hours technical support
  • Knowledge of backup and recovery methods and verification
  • Knowledge of EMC PowerMax and Isilon storage, including snapshots
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, schedule-driven, and customer-oriented environment
  • Experience with Bash, Perl, and Python scripting
  • Experience with LVM including online expansion of file systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting container-based platforms
  • SUSE Manager for patching Linux servers
  • Red Hat Satellite for patching Linux servers
  • Prometheus and Grafana for system performance monitoring
  • 5+ yrs of experience