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Contract Linux Administrator

at MphasiS Infrastructure Services, Inc. in New Jersey | NJ Jobs

Skills:
Linux
Location:
Parsippany, NJ
Please email resume to "sonali.nimbagiri@mphasis.com".
Summary
The Virtualization and Linux/Unix Engineer position will be responsible for developing, configuring, installing, and maintaining the Virtualization infrastructure and Windows server hardware and operating systems in a multi-platform mission critical environment. This position requires extensive experience and a high level of technical understanding of the technology under the scope of the role. This person will be responsible for daily system maintenance tasks, service delivery, system functionality and availability and keeping technology current with the industry standards and best practices. The candidate must have a functional understanding of disaster recovery between multiple datacenters. Under supervision from the Director, the Virtualization and Linux/Unix Engineer will participate in departmental projects by assisting in the development of project plans, documentation, and performing of project tasks. This person will be responsible for making recommendations for forecasting the growth of the Virtualization and Linux/Unix server environments, designing/engineering recommendations for upgrades, technology shifts and redesigns to stay current, competitive and provide an optimized backend infrastructure. This resource will also be required to participate in an on-call support rotation.
Scope/Financial Responsibility
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More than 700 physical and virtual servers under administration.
This position’s area of responsibility centers on the support and maintenance of critical business systems. Therefore, systems availability, and the quality of systems maintenance or implementation, can have an indirect impact on revenue, profit or expenses.
Competencies
Expert level experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris systems administration.
Expert level experience with SPARC systems.
Expert level experience with VMWare.
Experience with other Datacenter Management solutions and automation.
Experience with production change management policies and procedures, rigorous documentation standards, separation of duties, etc.
Experience with testing disaster recovery strategies across multiple datacenters.
Experience with production change management policies and procedures, rigorous documentation standards, separation of duties, etc.
· Experience with following policies, rules and regulations as they pertain to IT Governance.
Excellent communication skills are required (both verbal and written) – correspondence and meetings with internal customers will be common. Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills for delivery to IT, senior management, business units and clients.
Highly motivated, self-starter who can take direction but does not need micro-managing.
Innovative individual who thinks outside of existing constraints and can bring new ideas and fresh thinking.
Ability to analyze problems, propose solutions, and drive issues to resolution.
Ability to deal with changing priorities and handle multiple projects.
Ability to negotiate and influence others.
Ability to meet service level agreements and provide high quality customer service.
Ability to work well with other business units and support teams to complete project plan tasks, changes, resolve issues, etc.
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
· Bachelor’s of Science degree or equivalent experience
· 7+ years – professional experience as a Systems Administrator/Engineer responsible for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris based operating systems and hardware and a virtualized infrastructure environment.
· VMware, ESXi, vSphere, VMWare Update Manager.
· Extensive experience in a large environment with clustering, failover/recovery and load balancing and disaster recovery strategies is required.
· Experience with Cisco UCS is a plus.
Complexity
Describe the following:
a) The Virtualization and Linux/Unix Engineer will have input on decisions related to standards, methods, and best practices used throughout all areas of responsibility. Areas of influence will also include technology standards, datacenter architectural standards, etc.
b) This position reports to the Director, Infrastructure Platform Services.
c) Decisions influenced by the Virtualization and Linux/Unix Engineer will have a significant impact on the efficiency and reliability of Wyndham technology operations and supported business functions.
Work Environment
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