Systems Administrator (Linux)

Company: SmartSource Technical Staffing

General Information
$45.00 - $62.00 /Hour
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Job Description

SmartSource is in nee of a Linux Administrator for a 3-6 month contract.  Must pass drug and background check.

We are seeking highly qualified professionals that will contribute to our ongoing growth and success. We are seeking a qualified Systems Administrator (linux) to join our Datacenter Operations team.   

The Datacenter Operations team provides responsible administrative oversight to the infrastructure and provides stewardship for all critical applications and related systems. The ideal candidate is a person that strives to achieve excellence backed by strong troubleshooting, system management and administration experience.


  • Build and support Linux infrastructure on a blend of virtual and physical platforms;
  • Manage, and monitor systems for anomalies and performance issues;
  • Lead the patching of linux systems to achieve critical security vulnerability remediation;
  • Find, correlate, prevent and own complex problems from incident to resolution, implementing solutions to keep the business moving while driving root cause analysis to ensure problems do not resurface;
  • Engage and service internal customers via Remedy incident management ticketing system;
  • Develop and execute solutions to complex problems backed by thorough testing and engineering analysis;
  • Gather and leverage metric data to prevent and uncover problems in the server fleet before they emerge;
  • Use and build tools to deploy and manage Inovalon’ s rapidly expanding infrastructure;
  • Perform scheduled and ad hoc system maintenance on Inovalon infrastructure 
  • Participate in the departmental on-call rotation and maintain adequate availability.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, technical field, or equivalent experience;
  • 2-5 years’ experience deploying and troubleshooting linux systems, complex computing platforms, and/or cutting-edge technologies involving virtualization, distribution, and high availability;
  • Strong troubleshooter - you know every problem has a solution; you are unrelenting, persistent, and confident that you will find that solution. “Just reboot it” is not the fix;
  • Experience with patch management tools like Shavlik, WSUS, or vCenter Protect;
  • Familiar with Active Directory administration, structure, permissions, and best practicesMid-Level Experience with Windows server – building, deployment, troubleshooting;
  • Some experience with Windows Server - know basic commands and troubleshooting;
  • Basic host level network troubleshooting experience;
  • Experience with Remedy, or another similar ticketing system is a plus;
  • Scripting experience – must be comfortable with at least one scripting language and willing to learn PowerShell or others as required;
  • Must have higher than basic knowledge in at least one of the following areas: VMWare, SQL, Hadoop, AWS, Azure, Scripting, Linux, IIS, Apache;
  • Must have a strong sense of team focus, partnership, and collaboration; and 
  • Possess a strong sense of ownership and urgency; the capacity to ensure a problem is not dropped, forgotten, or ignored. 
  • Job Requirements