Job #: 10097

Title: Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Location: Portland

Duration: Direct Permanent Placement


Our Portland based client is actively seeking a Senior Linux Systems Administrator. This hands-on technical position will report directly to the CTO and be part of a team that has a track record of successfully launching and growing technology companies. The primary responsibilities of this position are to manage the production technical infrastructure, operations, and security.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain day-to-day operations and documentation of critical 24x7 production systems.
  • Respond to alerts and support calls after normal business work hours and on the weekends.
  • Work with external vendors to maintain our client’s hosted infrastructure and 24x7 help desk.
  • Perform scheduled after-hours tasks as required.
  • Ensure that appropriate storage and redundancy is maintained in overall infrastructure.
  • Ensure that IT systems are in compliance with internal and customer security policies.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of the Production systems.
  • Troubleshoots server, software and hardware issues.Monitors usage and performance.
  • Assist with scheduling and implementing system and software upgrades or repairs.

Job Requirements:

  • Five or more years of hands-on IT operation & system administration experience.
  • Strong technical expertise with Linux, database, virtualization and networking.
  • Ability to function effectively as an active member of a small technical team and to work independently as projects require.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing business objectives and to be flexible in a small, early-stage entrepreneurial company.
  • Knowledge of VMware technologies.
  • Knowledge of storage management.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and network monitoring.
  • Knowledge of technical writing principles and practices.
  • Skill in software installation and maintenance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, clients and public.