Unix Administrator

Confidential Company  •  Atlanta, GA
Posted on 10/06/17 by Cynet Sytems
Confidential Company
Atlanta, GA
IT Consulting/Services
Posted on 10/06/17 Cynet Sytems

We are looking for Unix Administrator for our client in Atlanta, GA

Job Title: Unix Administrator

Job Location: Atlanta, GA

Job Type: Contract – 12 Months / Contract to Hire / Direct Hire

“US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time."

Job Description:

Mandatory Skills:

  • Linux, Unix, CENTOS,
  • CHEFF, Puppet,
  • Server H/W installation,
  • Storage - Hitachi, NetApp, XioTech,
  • Storage switch installation - Brocade, Cisco,
  • VMware, KVM,
  • DevOps
  • Datacenter Management


  • Need to provide the following Support Services:
  • Manage environments and provide L2/L3 support.
  • Plan, Implement, Manage and Consult for Infrastructure Services.

Activities to Cover:

  • Incident, Task, Change and Problem management through Service Now and Jira.
  • Keep the environments up to date & ensure none of the web services are disrupted.
  • Build knowledge base as and when necessary.
  • Support of Monitoring Apps: Circonus, Zenoss Core, Zabbix stated in terms of
  • Modifying alerts to appropriate threshold.
  • Adding new alerts as requested.
  • Remove deprecated alerts.

Scope of work

  • Linux OS Management (Redhat, CentOS, Ubuntu):
  • As part of OS management, L2 and L3 level of activities would be supported on the areas mentioned below:
  • Administration, Installation, Configuration & Trouble Shooting of Servers including VM’s
  • OS start/shutdown/reboot
  • OS deployment, configuration, integration & decommissioning
  • Service start/stop/restart
  • Apply OS patches based OEM releases & internal guidelines
  • Applysecurity patches based on CERT alerts & internal security guidelines
  • File system and disk space management
  • Log rotation, movement & retrieval
  • Ensure uptime of all servers & services
  • Capacity management
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • IOPS
  • Storage
  • Virtualization Platform Support
  • Red Hat Virtualization / KVM IO 1.0 2.0 administration
  • VMware VMs administration
  • Aerosol VM provisioning
  • Argo / Joyent VM provisioning
  • Hardware Installation and Configuration (Remote Access Management)
  • Remote Access Management, Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting of iLO, iDRAC, DELL OME, Serial Console for listed Servers.
  • Dell Power Edge Series
  • HP ProLiant Series
  • Compaq ProLiant Series
  • IBM System X Series
  • IBM eServer Series
  • Sun Microsystem
  • Configuration Management and Build Integration (L3 Support)
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Unity
  • Bamboo
  • Storage and Storage Switch Installation, Configuration, Monitoring (L3 Support)
  • NetApp Storage
  • Hitachi Storage
  • Xiotech Storage
  • Cisco Switch
  • Brocade Switch

Tools Management

  • Need to manage Client Infra Tools as listed.
  • Topic Tools
  • Ticket Management JIRA
  • Service Now
  • Alert and Communication Tools Slack
  • Xmatters
  • Skype
  • VMWare Vcenter / Vsphere
  • Configuration MGMT Tools CHEF, Puppet, Unity
  • Inventory and Reporting Tools-
  • FileMaker Pro Inventory
  • Analyzer Report
  • IDB Argo Report
  • Aerosol UtilizationReport
  • Version Control Management Tool
  • Bit Bucket
  • Build/CI Tool
  • Bamboo
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Circonus
  • Zabbix
  • HiTrack HDS
  • Observium
  • OME
  • Consoles AWS
  • OpenStack
  • Programming Tools
  • Ruby
  • Perl

Knowledge Base

  • Create standard operating procedures on demand basis such as:
  • Server commissioning & decommissioning
  • Web server deployments & Integration
  • OS security updates and patching procedures
  • CERT advisory related security updates
  • Puppet, Chef architecture & configuration details
  • File system management & Housekeeping

Value Adds

  • Innovate and Identify Opportunities for Automation
  • RCA and Permanent Remediation of Problems
  • Implement Continuous Integration
  • Implement Continuous Delivery

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