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The Suncoast Linux Users Group Message Board › Unix Administrator Job Opportunity - Sarasota - Long Term Contract

Unix Administrator Job Opportunity - Sarasota - Long Term Contract

Jason P. M.
user 73111922
Palm City, FL
Post #: 3
Good afternoon everyone; I just got a new opening with a well known client in Sarasota and wanted to reach out to the group and see if anyone is interested or knows of someone that may be a fit. This is a 6 month + contract and there is a strong chance the manager would convert the right person to a permanent opening. My contact information is listed below; thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

The UNIX Administrator is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, administration, and monitoring of primarily Red Hat Linux servers and associated applications in a multi-site environment.
This includes the design and implementation of new environments, maintenance of existing environments, and support of production operations.


Design and implement new UNIX environments in support of business and IT initiatives.
Design, implement, and maintain UNIX system backups.
Create and maintain stable baseline patch levels for all UNIX environments.
Key participant in the design, implementation, and testing of disaster recovery procedures for the UNIX environment.
Works to resolve help desk tickets assigned to the team.
Provides second tier user support for critical production systems and restores UNIX systems quickly in the event of a production outage.
Works with IT Security personnel to ensure UNIX systems are properly secured and appropriate policies and monitoring are in place to protect our data from unauthorized disclosure.
Communicates effectively with IT management and peers about UNIX related issues, proposed design changes, and planned maintenance activities.
Evaluates and recommends the purchase of hardware, software, and technical services related to UNIX servers and provides basic hardware support by racking, cabling, and installing systems.
Creates and deploys standardized configurations.
Provides support for the testing of new and modified UNIX-based applications in QA and the promotion of production ready applications to the production environment.
Creates and maintains documentation on new and existing UNIX environments.
Uses scripting to automate routine tasks where possible.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or experience equivalent to education.
5+ years UNIX server administration experience
3+ years supporting Redhat Linux.
RHEL server design, administration and troubleshooting.
Deploying and managing servers in a VMWare ESX virtual environment.
Configuring and supporting various applications on Redhat Linux including Apache, Tomcat, OpenSSL, NGINX, etc.
UNIX server security including system hardening, application security, and patch management.
Managing systems using Redhat Satellite/Spacewalk and Puppet.
Disaster recovery methods and procedures.
Networking protocols and applications such as DNS, SMTP, SNMP, SSH, SSL, FTP, SCP, etc.
Configuring and using server monitoring tools; Nagios experience a plus.
Oracle databases operating on Redhat Linux.
Storage technologies such as NetAPP, EMC, Sun, and Dell; including RAID level concepts, storage performance, snapshots, replication, and optimization; knowledge of fiber channel storage concepts for zoning, WWN, multipathing, and FC disks.
Filesystem management of EXT3/4, NFS3/4, iSCSI, VXFS, and LVM.
Designing and troubleshooting clustered/load balanced environments; Veritas cluster, F5 BIG-IP, or OCS/RAC a plus.
Supporting Oracle E-business related applications including WMS, SOA suite, Demantra, UCM, OBIEE, and Weblogic running on Redhat Linux desired.
Source / Versioning control repositories including SVN, GIT, or others.
Design, implementation and maintenance of UNIX system backups.

If interested please contact me immediately. I can have an interview set up for you in 48 hours.

Best regards,

Jason Paul Matuska

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