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Linux engineer/administrator

New York, NY
We are looking for a hands-on Linux engineer/administrator who has real world Linux experience with hardening, tuning and managing systems in latency sensitive production environments.  
This role will require travel to local data centers in the NY/NJ region, on-site physical racking and cabling of equipment and you will be on a rotating "on call" schedule approximately every 5-6 weeks to provide 24x7 coverage.
  • Hands-on Red Hat/Oracle Linux and Solaris administrator
  • Primary roles are engineering and day to day operational support
  • Work closely with our application support, quality assurance, integration, development and performance teams.
  • Engineering solutions based on business requirements
  • Clear documentation of procedures and work
  • Provide high availability for all managed servers and components
  • Facilitation of timely and effective remediation for all Fxall issues
  • Ensure professional and timely communication with internal and external clients
  • Provide support for all client facing Fxall environments
  • Communicate status turnover in support of 24x7 support model 
  • Will be on-call based on a rotating schedule
  • Provision of recommendations that will improve operational efficiency 
Required skills (e.g. hands-on experience):  
  • In-depth knowledge of Red Hat Linux distributions and the Linux kernel - Red Hat Linux 5, 6 and 7
  • Virtualization experience with KVM and/or Xen
  • Hands-on experience working in a data center (e.g.  racking, cabling, power, capacity planning, best practices)
  • Experience deploying operating system builds and patches (e.g. kickstart, jumpstart, yum, YaST)
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting JAVA based applications (e.g. Sun, BEA, IBM JVMs)
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting database infrastructure (e.g. Oracle RAC, Sybase, MySQL)
  • System monitoring and trending (e.g. Nagios, Big Brother, MRTG, ganglia, Cacti)
  • Configuring and supporting Apache httpd /Apache Tomcat
  • Shell scripting (e.g. Bash, Korn, Cshell)
  • Network based storage (e.g. EMC, NetApp)
  • Authentication methods and systems (e.g. OpenLDAP, localized access control, Siteminder, RSA Ace)
  • Visio and general documentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge in any of the following area is a plus:
  • Networking (e.g. packet analysis, routing, Cisco, Foundry, Juniper, Force10, Extreme)
  • Security (e.g. Firewalls, VPN, server hardening, IDS, forensics, auditing, ACLs)
  • Solaris experience  - Sun Solaris 2.8, 2.9 and 10
  • Perl
  • CA Siteminder
  • RSA SecurID
  • JMS (e.g. ActiveMQ, IBM MQSeries, Sonic)
  • Container management (e.g. Apache Tomcat)
  • Distributed name space software (e.g. Gigaspaces)
  • Distributed Caching software (e.g. Gemfire)
  • Business continuity planning
  • EMC SANs
  • Oracle 10g or 11g
  • Degree requirements – BA/BS – course of study (e.g. Computer science, engineering)
  • This candidate should have 8+ years experience as a Linux/UNIX administrator, with a focus on Linux 
  • Work experience within the financial sector
  • Must be hands-on
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management experience  
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Team player – able to collaborate across the organization to improve product quality and increase productivity
  • Ability and interest in working in a dynamic, focused, energetic and rapidly evolving company
  • Self-motivated


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