Junior Linux System Analyst

NPD   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Market Research


Less than 5 years

Posted 336 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Overview

The successful candidate will lead us in maintaining existing technology platforms while designing next generation of Linux based computing platforms.

We are looking for candidates who have a broad set of technology skills across many areas associated with Linux  (Red Hat, Satellite etc).  Demonstrate the ability to manage mission critical 24 x 7 large Linux based processing systems while designing next generation computing platforms.  In addition, the position will be exposed to other Data Warehouse, BI, and server technologies such as Hadoop, Ab Initio (ETL), Oracle RDBMS, SAS, Sybase IQ, Micro Strategy, clustering and virtualization. 

You will work as part of a global team and your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Support 24 x 7 existing Linux based systems running on Linux Red HAT version 6 – 7, Satellite 6
  • Patch, upgrade and build systems as required by customers ensuring all policies and procedures are implemented
  • Work with the team to investigate, prototype, propose and develop next generation technology options for distributed computing

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Proactively performance tune existing systems, seek for opportunities to enhance delivery of services to end customers
  • Build adhoc scripts to gather system information, automate manual tasks for efficiency (Shell / Perl), build documentation and standard operating procedures
  • Manage, monitor and scale cloud infrastructures using Zabbix, Puppet, and other open sources tools
  • Be part of the Platform team to support 400+ RHEL Physical and virtual servers
  • Partners with Networking and Storage teams to innovate and support new technologies
  • Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes
  • Work closely with clients to provide technical insight and analytics
  • Develop puppet modules for configuration management
  • Create scripts to improve automated installations and maintenance
  • Provide Operational support including maintenance (software updates), hardware break/fix, and interfacing with vendor tech support
  • Candidate will be 50% on Linux day to day administration, 30% on project based work and 20% on innovation, research and development


  • 3+ Years of significant RHEL administration and configuration experience
  • Management of Virtualization technologies (VMWARE, ORAVM, Azure, etc)
  • Ability to script in one or more of the following languages (bash shell, Perl)
  • Knowledge of Sterling Managed File Transfer Solutions a plus
  • Knowledge of Zabbix Monitoring Solution a plus
  • A technical understanding of Hadoop systems and benefits of Hadoop in large Big Data environments
  • In-depth experience in Linux kernel parameters, troubleshooting kernel based errors, experience in various file systems (including Veritas FS, LVM, and ext4)
  • Experience in optimizing, monitoring and deploying applications within a distributed hybrid cloud environment
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to deliver with minimal supervision
  • Ability to create technical documentations including drawings and system processes
  • Ability to translate business requirements to technical solutions delivering best of class solutions for NPD’s long term success
  • 4 year degree in a technology field or applicable work experience
  • A roster - 24 x 7 operational team supporting all Linux infrastructure and willing to be on-call during off hours for approximately one week per month
  • Experience with various server hardware vendors such as HP, Dell and IBM
  • Some travel (<5%) is required to US/EU for project meetings/updates

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.