JVT Advisors

Linux Systems Engineer

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Location: Durham, North Carolina
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Title: Systems Engineer, Linux

Contract Length: 6+ months

Location: Durham, NC (needs to be able to commute to office majority of the time once office reopens).

Summary of role:  75% - Project work – examples of projects right now: (1) implementing tool (Ansible – automation tool – patching Linux servers) / (2) Disaster Recovery / (3) building servers for finance

25% - Operation tasks – tickets for access, server reboots, server builds of new servers / on-call 1 week every 4/6 weeks – low call volume – 2-3 times a week most


• Escalation point for regional and global technical issues from junior team members and IT team

• Mentor junior staff members to promote standardization and project initiatives.

• Monitors and maintains Systems and Services

• Investigates and resolves problems, inefficiencies, and performance issues

• Evaluates, tests, and recommends solutions

• Implementation of Systems and ensures quality standards

• Required to participate in an on-call rotation - 1 week every 4/6 weeks


Skills required:

• Highly organized and have clear, concise communication skills

• Ability to function in a Global organization with a flexible and dynamic team environment

• Experienced in the design, implementation and management of Enterprise Infrastructures and Systems including: Solaris and Linux (Redhat, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux, and other variants of Linux)

• Experience with Server deployment and automation technologies/techniques via OEM and RHEL Satellite, and Orchestration Tools such as Ansible.

• Experience with general Unix Technologies such as Samba, SNMP, NTP, PAM, SSH, Sendmail, NFS, CIFS, LVM, ZFS, Shell scripting, Patching (YUM, IPS), RPM package management, SUDO, Multipath, SFTP, DNS, SAN/NAS principles including hands on FC and iSCSI.

• Experience with SAN (ZFS, Exadata, NETAPP, EMC, HP)



• Degree in a relevant technical area or equivalent work experience


Minimum work experience:

• 5-8 experience in highly available data center operations


Jeff Reed

Senior Recruiter

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