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Linux Engineer -Contract to hire-Tampa, FL $45/hr in Tampa, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

Vaco Tampa is hiring! This is a consulting opportunity for a client in Tampa and all work must be completed on-site.

Position Summary:
While upholding department and company policies, the Linux Systems Administrator role is to meet or exceed performance goals in all aspects of providing effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of all a standard LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) components including a working understanding all related infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities

• Duties include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocate mass storage space.

• Responsible for the successful design, support, and integration of Web Infrastructure Servers/Systems and associated storage requirements.

• Forecast and express resource limitations and provide recommendations for increasing the efficiency of our resources through proper scheduling and load balancing techniques.

• Troubleshoot all technology issues including servers, electrical (UPS), network infrastructure, web application software, system software vulnerability detection and patching for cloud and production datacenters.

• Apply necessary software and firmware updates to the production infrastructure and corporate servers as needed.

• Build, rack, install and configure hardware and software within the datacenter as well as assist in the deployment of LAMP applications.

• Open, track, and resolve tickets with vendors and telephony carriers as necessary.

• Backup/Restore all critical production data as required.

• Develop and maintain build information to provide up to date and accurate information to the engineering team.

• Maintain confidentiality of organization, project, fiscal and personnel related information.

• Maintain thorough knowledge of the organization and adheres to all organizational standards.

• Candidate must also be able to create and maintain Information Assurance (IA) compliance documentation of the Information System.

• Provide after-hours support and respond to emergency situations and resolve problems.

• Provide support and assistance in configuring clients for proper functioning.

• Mentor helpdesk and junior IT staff and serve as an escalation when necessary.

• Other duties as assigned.

• Linux, general Unix operating systems concepts and extensive systems administration experience with focus on security and scalability.

• LAMP Experience. Specifically, Apache and PHP Web Server Administration and performance tuning.

• Virtualization concepts and managing virtual machines (VMWare preferred).

• Provisioning and managing storage in a SAN (Dell Compellent).

• Experience with Dell hardware.

• Solid understanding of network switching, routing, firewalls, and security.

• Must be able to provide clear and extensive documentation on system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks.

• Experience with compiling, installing, and porting software.

• Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently.

Candidate must also possess the following traits.

• Solid understanding of production infrastructures.

• Service oriented self-starter with a "can do" approach to providing architectural solutions to complex technical deployments.

• Understanding information technology best practices, policies, procedures, and processes.

• Analytical with the ability to effectively troubleshoot and resolve a variety of problems.

• Possess good communication, organizational, writing and customer service skills, including professional demeanor.

• Ability to work well independently, in a team environment and with third party vendors,

• Ability to be on-call during off hours and potential travel domestically.

• Able to work with software engineering team to ensure production, development and corporate infrastructure is stable and projects are progressing on time.