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Linux Systems Administrator

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Datapipe is a global provider of managed services and data center infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, with data centers in New York metro, San Jose, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. http://www.Datapipe.com

The Linux Systems Administrator will support customer infrastructure and applications and is expected to provide a high level of technical support to our customers via our ticketing system as well as via phone. The Linux System Administrator is responsible for complex customer issues, which involve being resourceful, using creative problem solving and possessing the skills to identify the source of problems; as well as keeping the customer aware and informed every step of the way. They will also be responsible for performing administrative tasks to maintain system operation, install new systems, and maintain system security and performance.

Role Duties:

¨Work as part of a team supporting Datapipe’s enterprise clients

¨Collaborate with other administrators and departments.

¨Work with a variety of technologies.

¨Documentation of work in progress.


The Ideal Candidate Should Have:

¨Three to seven years of Linux system administration experience, preferably RHEL/CentOS

¨Proven experience with Apache and web server tuning

¨Proficient in shell scripting (bash)

¨In-depth AWS knowledge

¨Experience working with large (500+ instance) environments in AWS

¨Experience maintaining solutions and deploying applications in an enterprise environment

¨Ability to troubleshoot system performance problems

¨Strong inter-personal and communication skills

¨Capable of explaining procedures in writing or verbally, has good phone skills

¨Excellent troubleshooting skills.

¨Excellent problem solving skills

¨High level of attention to detail


The Ideal Candidate May Also Have:

¨Certifications: RHCE,LPIC,RHCSA,Linux+, etc

¨Experience with configuration management software (Puppet, Chef), Puppet being preferred

¨Experience working in a hosting environment

¨Knowledge of other Linux distributions: Ubuntu, SuSE, etc

¨Ability to script in Python or Ruby

¨ITIL experience


We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment opportunity and will not discriminate on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, citizen, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other basis recognized by federal, state or local law.

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