Linux System Administrator Job Description


Linux system administrators are back-ended IT specialists and they are responsible for install, configure and maintain Linux operating systems in an organization. The professional needs to be expert and knowledgeable handling the Linux system and server and may have to involve in high-level risk assessment and user support. The job duties of a Linux system administrator involve developing server, setup, and installation making sure the system works reliably, set up the architecture of the system, perform routine system maintenance, review error logs and report the error, and deploy changes throughout the system.

Linux System Administrator Job Titles:

  • Linux System Administrator  (Part-Time)
  • Linux System Administrator
  • Linux System Admin
  • System Administrator
  • Senior System Administrator

Linux System Administrator Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who has a degree in IT or STEM or a related field.  Working with our dynamic operation team which includes technical engineer, DevOps engineer, development team, and technical leadership, the Linux system administrator will support the existing window-based COTS applications and ultimately need to be comfortable handling the Linux platform environment. The position will focus on managing all system administration duties including troubleshooting and resolving issues at the operating system or the server level. Tour responsibilities include performance monitoring analysis, application-level upgrades and patching, database server patching, database index maintenance and backups, operating system configuration, upgrades and patching, STIG installation and verification, incident identification, root cause analysis, and resolution, recommended and implementation of new improved processes and procedures for system administration and maintenance.

Linux System Administrator Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Install operate and maintain red hat Linux 6.x and 7.x
  • Install to manage and uses Centrify SSO for Linux environment
  • Developing Python scripts to meet day to day system administration task and to support business application requirement
  • Ability to automate test and deploy the code and monitor
  • Source control version tools like bit bucket and git
  • Knowledge in Unix security
  • Performing network troubleshooting as well as the integration of internet software applications in a secure environment
  • Understanding public key infrastructure
  • Able to cope under strict time restraints
  • Demonstrate success in managing deliverable within an aggressive time frame
  • Research evaluate and recommend Linux Unix software and hardware updates
  • Write and review detailed technical documentation
  • Lead technical effort in Unix and Linux areas such as capacity planning, performance tuning, disaster recovery, and end-user support

Linux System Administrator Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in IT
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in handling Linux/Unix
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Maintain a strong relationship with key groups
  • Motivational and communication skill
  • An empowered team member, a process-oriented thinker
  • Expert in handling basic network administration and troubleshooting
  • Able to manage the deployment maintenance and operations of the web-based system in a Linux environment
  • Firm understanding of PKI concepts
  • Knowledge of general automation practices

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