Linux Admin Virtualization (VMware/KVM) for US Residents

Linux, VMware, KVM, Free BSD, Xen, OpenNebula, OPenStack, Terraform, Git, Ansible, Salt, Chef, Cfengine, Bash/Shell, Jenkins, Virtualization
Full Time
$110,000 - $115,000

Job Description

Title:  Linux Admin – Virtualization

Position Type: Direct Placement / Hire

Location: REMOTE, United States


Our client is looking for a Sr. Linux Amin who has solid virtualization with either KVM or VMware. The Sr. Systems Administrator will assist in the execution of tactical and strategic operational infrastructure initiatives by designing, building, and managing complex virtualization systems, automating aspects of system provisioning, as well as developing processes that operate at scale. The Sr. Systems Admin will provide guidance to the Operations group and act as an escalation point for advanced troubleshooting.


 Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience typically obtained by five or more years related work experience.
  • 7+ years’ experience with some flavor of UNIX (Linux, FreeBSD, etc.)
  • 3-5 years managing a scalable, globally distributed, internally managed virtualization platform (VMWare, Xen, OpenNebula, or OpenStack)
  • Strong knowledge (preferably expert level knowledge) of open-source virtualization technology such as KVM, Terraform, OpenStack, OpenNebula etc.
  • Experience with Version Control (Git)
  • 3-5 years of experience programming in Bash/shell
  • Experience with one configuration management tool (Salt, Chef, Ansible, cfengine, etc.)
  • Work well with minimal supervision
  • Experience supporting internally developed as well as third-party customer facing products
  • Proven self-starter with the ability to document technical data in a clear and concise manner
  • Competent in the ability to track incidents, projects, and tasks on a daily basis


  • Experience with an automated build and continuous integration system such as Jenkins, a plus


  • Will manage existing and new virtualization platforms (KVM and OpenNebula)
  • Develop and maintain core competencies of the team, in accordance with applicable architectures and standards.
  • Develops and maintains plans, processes, and procedures necessary for the proper deployment and operation of systems and services.
  • Identify gaps in the operation of products and services, and drive enhancements.
  • Continually evaluate release processes and tools to find areas for improvement.
  • Assist engineering and development with release and change management process (e.g., adding new platforms, new services, or systems changes).
  • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment while providing exceptional visibility to management and end-to-end ownership of incidents, projects, and tasks.
  • Maintain a positive demeanor and a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to lower-level engineers.
  • Develop operational procedures/triggers/monitoring.
  • Can make significant contributions to assigned projects (detailed design, etc.) and can work without supervision.
  • Ability to describe/train on most of the components of the system they support.
  • Drives optimization of components.
Dice Id : 90913413
Position Id : 7449346
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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