Velocity Staff

Linux / Unix Server Administrator

2 months ago
# Positions


Velocity Staff, Inc. is currently working with our client located in Savannah, GA to identify a Linux/Unix Server Administrator for a 12+ month contract opportunity with the potential for permanent hire for the right candidate. The Linux/Unix Server Administrator will be responsible for designing, implementing, and patching of the Linux/ Unix server infrastructure; also, to collaborate with other team members to help develop automation strategies and deployment documented processes.


  • Perform installs, tests, and maintains Linux/ Unix Server environment and supported software systems
  • Collects and assesses information from the user community in software and hardware problem resolution
  • Defining and tracking metrics and key performance indicators to raise the bar in team performance and customer service
  • Reduce errors working with the Linux/ Unix administrators through process improvement and root cause analysis
  • Keeps up to date with current trends and be prepared to help make recommendations
  • Produces support documentation on demand and periodically with the Manager of Infrastructure Services and others
  • Help tune performance and ensure high availability of infrastructure
  • Assist with designing and developing infrastructure monitoring and reporting tools
  • Assist developing and maintaining configuration management solutions
  • Assist developing test automation frameworks in collaboration with rest of the Linux/ Unix team
  • Create tools to help teams make the most out of the available infrastructure
  • Drive to meet or exceed organizational goals for quality, cost per contact, customer satisfaction, first contact resolution and service availability
  • Participate in engagements that have a strong business & technology focus
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills to provide onsite technical support focusing on strong listening skills to gain an accurate understanding of the situation, displaying a sense of urgency to resolve customer issues
  • Ensure root cause analysis is performed in accordance with client policies and standards
  • Produce accurate documentation at the client and incident level
  • Constantly drive for process improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Experience with Linux/ Unix servers in virtualized environments
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of Linux scripting languages
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining services such as Bind, Apache, MySQL, nginx, etc. 4. Strong grasp on configuration management tools, such as Puppet and Chef
  • Familiarity with load balancing firewalls, etc. 6. Proficient with network tools such as iptables, Linux IPVS, HAProxy, etc. 7. Experience with virtualization technologies, such as VMware
  • Ability to build and monitor services on production servers
  • Up to 25% travel


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