IT Job: Sr. Linux Administrator

LINUX Systems Administrator (senior)

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: NJ
Compensation: $120,000 base (maybe more) + 20% -30% bonus
Telecommute: No
Education: Degree a plus, but not required –will consider experience
Travel %: minimal
Relo Paid: N/A


•     Provide engineering direction and implementation for the firms Linux systems inclusive of:

o     System performance tuning

o     Kernel configuration and memory management

o     Development and implementation of security polices in coordination w/ Security officer

o     System hardening for DMZ and like implementations

o     Establish consistency of server configuration and build process

•     Production support of 30+ trading systems

•     System admin of 1300+ growing Linux (CentOS/Red Hat) and 150+ shrinking Solaris server environment

•     Setup & manage Linux clusters for High Availability

•     Write complex Shell and Perl scripts

•     Benchmark server and storage systems

•     Manage FC/ iSCSI SANs (NetApp & EMC) using Veritas and LVM

•     Administration of SNMP based monitoring system

•     Support firm-wide Legato backup systems


•     5 plus years of experience with Linux and Solaris OS (emphasis on Linux)

•     4 year degree or equivalent experience

•     Must have excellent communication skills and be customer focused

•     Engineer level understanding of Linux memory & Kernel systems

•     Strong middleware messaging configuration & troubleshooting experience (TIBCO/RV, Wombat, 29West, etc)

•     Strong understanding of TCP/IP + UDP and network concepts

•     Strong knowledge of client/server services like NIS, NFS, X …

•     Strong understanding of DNS

•     Strong troubleshooting skills in a high pressure environment working with network, security and development teams

•     Experience with large storage systems like NetApp, EMC, HP …

•     Shell and Perl scripting and/or C or C++

•     Experience in low latency/high performance environment in a financial setting or equivalent

•     Understanding of storage principles in high performance environment (RAID, file systems, etc)

•     Knowledge of Oracle, Sybase and MySQL performance tuning principles

For additional information on this outstanding opportunity please contact:

Wils Bell