Linux Administrator

Linux Administrator

Job Description

Velocity Technology Solutions is expanding and adding a Linux System Administrator to join our dynamic and highly successful team. We are currently interviewing for a Linux Systems Administrator for our Global Infrastructure team. Velocity offers Cloud services across public, private and hybrid cloud environments, and is an Advanced AWS partner.


Key contributor to fast paced and dynamic global team, providing Linux support for a leading cloud applications provider. Responsibilities include administering servers (LINUX/UNIX), deploying hypervisors (OVM/ Xen), managing backup infrastructure (on-line, to tape, and replication), and supporting various SAN systems and technologies. This position will work closely with internal teams, and interact with both Velocity and customer management. This position will provide end-user support while engaging in
installation, problem determination, and troubleshooting tasks. This role will assist in defining best practices and procedures for efficient and secure administration across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
This individual must be able to independently manage their work, create and maintain relevant technical documentation, and effectively troubleshoot complex systems. Due to system uptime requirements this individual must be capable of working a flexible work schedule.


  • Plan, install, and maintain Linux/Unix systems for production and non-production ERP environments
  • Configuration, patching, upgrades, maintenance, and troubleshooting of hardware, operating system, storage, software, and utilities
  • Ability to support highly available, mission critical server infrastructure in a service provider environment
  • Act as level 2/3 support for server/compute operations and intermediate engineers
  • Independently complete assigned tasks and projects on time to meet project milestones and deadlines
  • Stay informed of current best practices as they relate to services being provided
  • Effectively participate and collaborate with cross-functional teams including project managers,server and applications engineers, and customer IT teams
  • Write and review Root Cause Analysis reports, including preventative actions, ensuring accuracy and completeness for presentation to customers
  • Identify and recommend possible improvements related to work processes and tools
  • Conduct system performance tuning, and proactively improve uptime and response times
  • Enforce system security policies in compliance with SOX/SOC/ISO guidelines, government regulations, and consumer privacy standards/best practices
  • Document, maintain and improve processes in alignment with best practices – incident reporting/resolution, troubleshooting, change management
  • Display confidence and provide outstanding value-add service while working with customers
  • Excellent team player, able to manage and prioritize your work, and be prepared to put in long hours on occasion to keep things working at a very high technical standard
  • Candidate must ensure that compliance with data protection legislation under the DPA, EU GDPR, any other ​applicable ​data protection legislation

Job Requirements

  • A formal IT related qualification
  • 3 Years LINUX System Administration in large environments (1000+ servers)
  • 2 years supporting Virtualization Technologies. Experience with large Linux clusters
  • Experience with supporting Enterprise Storage Systems
  • Solid understanding of logical, physical, functional, operational, and technical Enterprise architectures
  • 24x7 production support in fast-paced environments
  • Solid documentation experience
  • Self-motivated, analytical, thorough, and detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to independently diagnose and resolve complex technical issues
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Strong written and verbal communication - Exceptional technical writing

Technical Skills:

  • Virtualization experience, preferably with Oracle Virtual server (Xen based) and VMWare
  • ITIL foundation certification is a plus, familiarity is a requirement
  • Enterprise configuration management solutions
  • Enterprise monitoring
  • Advanced knowledge of enterprise UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • Strong Kernel performance tuning, primarily on the Oracle Database Tier; Shell scripting experience.
  • Strong conceptual understanding and technical knowledge of SAN (iSCSI Fiber-channel, Infiniband), NAS, and Clustering technologies
  • Strong initiative with excellent analytical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills - Ability to quickly identify and resolve performance issues using a variety of tools
  • Strong organization and time-management skills with a “Can do” attitude
  • Ability to multitask and be comfortable with changing priorities
  • Excellent working knowledge of hosting industry and data center best practices

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