Linux Systems Administrator/Support (Night Shift)

Software, Linux, Systems, Technician, Engineering, Development, QA, Computer, Hardware, TCP, IP, Network, Windows, Management, Cisco
Contract W2

Job Description

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for a Linux Systems Administrator/Support Technicianfor a Contract assignment with one of our premier Financial Sevicesclients in Parsippany, NJ.

This is a Night shift position.
Rotating schedule of Friday - Sunday 7pm- 7am,
followed by the next week Thursday - Sunday 7pm - 7am

Responsibilities :
  • Provide reliable and quality support around the clock in a production environment
  • Respond to events from the monitoring tools, with the goal of restoration of service
  • Review and diagnose problems through analysis of system and application logs
  • Perform deployments for new servers and replacement of failed components
  • Conduct system health checks routinely and following deployments and upgrades
  • Carry out deployments for new servers and replacement of failed components
  • Carry out system health checks periodically and following deployments and upgrades
  • Analyze application logs to determine root cause of problems
  • Analyze and correct equipment malfunctions and perform replacement of faulty components and subsystems
  • Plan and document change requests to implement application and server upgrades and changes
  • Work with hardware and software vendors to obtain support to diagnose problems
  • Guide field staff with deployment and replacement of servers and server components remotely
  • Participate in meetings with other groups (Engineering, Development, and QA) to plan and document deployment approaches and operational requirements

Required Skills:
  • The equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or a related field or equivalent real world experience
  • 5+ years of Linux experience
  • 4+ years experience in hardware and software support, configuration and installation of Servers, Server Hardware, Operating system installation, and network TCP/IP experience
  • 2+ years' experience working on trading system environments preferred
  • In depth knowledge of RHEL 5, RHEL 6 and RHEL 6. including clustering. Certifications preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with installation, configuration of PCs, small servers (x3550, x3650, x3950, Proliant)
  • An understanding of Network routers and switches desirable
  • Strong understanding of DNS preferred
  • Familiarity with ESX VMware virtualization is a plus
  • Experience with MS Windows Server desirable
  • Experience with an Enterprise Password Management solution preferred
  • An understanding of Cisco Network devices and trading system applications within a Datacenter environment is preferred

SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. SGA accepts transfers of H1 sponsorship for most contracting roles. We are unable to sponsor for Right-to-Hire, Fulltime, or Government roles. All parties authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply for all roles. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. Please inquire about our referral program if you would like to submit a candidate for any of our open or future job opportunities. SGA is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. To view all of our available job postings and/or to learn more about SGA please visit us online at
Dice Id : sgainc
Position Id : 21-00902
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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