Senior Linux Specialist – Houston, TX at Merge IT

Full time @Merge IT in Information Technology
  • Houston, Texas, United States View on Map
  • Post Date : June 23, 2024
  • Apply Before : July 23, 2024
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Job Notes

Our enterprise-level client is looking to add a Senior Linux Specialist to work onsite in Houston, TX. Please see below for full details:

  • 1 year contract / extensions and perm conversion possible with good performance
  • ASAP start date
  • Onsite in Houston, TX
  • Drug & Background required.

Responsibilities Include

Support the operation and maintenance of Linux servers, ensuring operational availability & performance, conducting health checks, managing software upgrades, patching (including testing and implementation), system optimization and administration.

Monitor server health and performance to identify issues, bugs, or potential improvements

Strict adherence to change management processes to ensure changes are properly planned, documented, and deployed

Develop, review, and update existing operational documentation (SOPs, application checklists, playbooks, etc)

Provide after-hours technical support

Collaborate with the Security Operations Center (SOC) team for process optimization, tool tuning & integration, information sharing, playbook development and incident response

Implement automated near real-time monitoring of all tools to ensure proper operation and collection of pertinent data

Incident and Problem Management; including both during and post-incident, along with Root Cause Analysis

Application support, issue management and escalation

Perform incident investigation, diagnosis, and resolution

Perform system monitoring and remediation


7+ years of experience installing, administering, and maintaining Oracle or Red Hat Linux based servers

5+ years of experience designing and implementing redundant systems including data backups/recoveries, high availability, load balancing, and disaster recovery

5+ years of experience designing, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems

Experience with deploying and maintaining AWS and on-premises Linux servers

Experience in application deployment automation, modern DevOps practices, and infrastructure as code

Experience with IT automation tools such as Ansible Automation Platform, Chef, Puppet, or Terraform

Knowledgeable of core IT infrastructure technologies including virtualization, networking, and storage management

Technical documentation skills

Comfortable interacting with management at various levels in a professional manner

Takes ownership of areas of responsibility and makes recommendations and decisions on the improvement and operation of those areas

High level of organizational skills

Knowledge of and experience with Security Design and Implementation

Ability to participate in after-hours technical support

Knowledge of backup and recovery methods and verification

Knowledge of EMC PowerMax and Isilon storage, including snapshots

Excellent written and verbal communications

Ability to work in a fast paced, schedule-driven, and customer-oriented environment

Experience with Bash, Perl, and Python scripting

Experience with LVM including online expansion of file systems

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supporting container-based platforms

SUSE Manager for patching Linux servers

Red Hat Satellite for patching Linux servers

Prometheus and Grafana for system performance monitoring

Why Choose Merge IT?

We have a team of talented and ambitious professionals that drive growth by identifying and delivering top quality IT talent for our Fortune 100, enterprise-level clients (aka ‘Big Name’ – think big banks, big pharma, etc.).

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Merge IT is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Nothing in this job posting guarantees employment.

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