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US-CA-SantaAna: Sr Linux Engineer

Date: _21-Jan-2013_
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Sr Linux Engineer

Education: A Bachelor?s Degree in Computer Science Engineering Science and Math or related discipline with an IT emphasis is required. A graduate degree in Technology Business or equivalent work experience is preferred

* 7 10 years of continuous system administration experience working on a variety of enterprise grade hardware and software platforms within a medium to large scale environment. * Expertise in the Linux operating system preferably SUSE. Sound knowledge of Solaris, AIX and HP-UX. * Some exposure to server management/automation/provisioning tools such as SUSE Manager and BMC Bladelogic. * Experienced in server imaging and automated deployment of Linux systems, in particular, SUSE Linux. * Extensive experience with Linux OS tuning to address performance related issues for database systems * Proficiency in crafting solutions using one or more scripting language including Unix shell scripting (bash, sh, korn, etc.), Perl, Powershell, etc. * Working knowledge and practical experience in the implementation of VCS clustering, Oracle RAC and High Availability concepts. * Familiarity with application software like Webshpere, Apache, Java and databases like Oracle. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to converse at the management, technical and user levels. * Some knowledge or exposure to Cisco UCS technologies (B-series blades, Fabric Interconnects, CNA, FCoE, Service Profiles, UCS Manager). * Working knowledge of VMware and similar virtualization technologies. * Some exposure to SAP, its various modules, and other peripheral systems. * Worked in an environment where documented procedures are enforced for matters relating to system and data security, SOX compliance, change management, server builds, and responses to critical server issues. * Sound understanding of the intricacies of Server builds and compliance to approved build documents. * Some exposure to Remedy or similar helpdesk and workflow tracking applications. * Sound understanding of Enterprise backup technologies (NetBackup, TSM) and Enterprise Class Storage systems (EMC, Symmetrix VMax, VNx, HP) * Familiarity with networking technologies such as Cisco Nexus 1K, 5K & 7K and segregated network architecture. * Understanding of DNS, SMTP, FTP, Active Directories, LDAP. * Ability to work and blend in a team environment as well as individually, with minimal supervision. * Working knowledge of IT Service Management framework and/or ITIL concepts and practices. ITIL certification a plus.

* Deep understanding of CPU and Memory technologies and roadmaps (Intel, AMD, Power7, etc.) * Experience in designing complex computing infrastructure solutions in a mid-to-large scale data center environment. * Extensive experience in performance tuning and optimizing computing platforms. * Understanding of Operational challenges and dependencies as they relate to infrastructure decisions. * Detailed understanding of power and cooling requirements of enterprise and commodity servers to support data center cage design and implementation.

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