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Linux/UNIX System Administrator

Chicago, IL 
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Scripting - Perl, Bash, Shell - Linux.UNIX 
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Title: Automation Engineer
Location: Corporate Headquarters, 17 State Street NY, NY 10004
Employment Status: Full-Time/Employee
Travel: None

IPsoft is a global managed services company providing autonomic IT services to corporations worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 by a group of New York University faculty and staff members who had a vision to power the world with expert systems. Today, about 56 percent of all IPsoft client issues are resolved without human intervention.  Our brilliant engineers handle issues that cannot be resolved through automation alone. By automating the mundane chores, engineers are free to focus on higher-level tasks and innovations. It is, in the words of one IPsoft employee, “Every engineer’s dream.”

Our employees have the opportunity to be part of a global, multinational corporation. Headquartered in New York City, IPsoft has offices in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Frankfurt, Bangalore, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Chicago, Austin and San Jose. We serve clients around the world and provide services everywhere from Algeria to Australia, China to Chile, Japan to Jordan.  Through cutting edge technology, superior customer service and proactive problem-solving, IPsoft is transforming the managed services industry.

• Establishes Linux system by planning and executing the selection,
  installation, configuration, and testing of PC and server hardware,
  software, LAN and WAN networks, and Linux operating and system
  management systems; defining system and operational policies and
• Deployment of applications on Linux / UNIX environments.
• Maintains Linux system performance by performing system monitoring
  and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware,
  software, networks and operating and system management systems;
  designing and running Linux system load/stress testing.
• Secures Linux system by developing system access, monitoring, control,
  and evaluation; establishing and testing disaster recovery policies and
  procedures; completing back-ups; maintaining documentation.
• Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for
  accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add
  value to job accomplishments.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of conveying
  ideas and applying knowledge to challenging tasks. Open to new ideas
  and technologies, and wants to learn. Writing basic documentation. Works
  well in a team.
• Provide technical support on application server-related and web
  applications issues.
• Responding to trouble-tickets via an internal application and/or phone
• The ability to use intelligence, scripting, and tools to manage change from
  development to testing stages.

•  Well-versed with of most UNIX commands/utilities.
•  Fundamental understanding of a UNIX-based operating system; for
   example, understands job control, soft and hard links, distinctions
   between the kernel and the shell.
•  A degree in computer science or a related field. Solid work experience
   can be substituted.
•  Familiarity with networked/distributed computing environment concepts;  
   for example, can use the route command, add a workstation to a network,
   and mount remote filesystems.
•  Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Perl, bash, sh,  
•  Programming experience in any applicable language.
•  Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of conveying  
   ideas and applying knowledge to challenging tasks. Open to new ideas
   and technologies, and wants to learn.

•  Competitive Base Salary
•  Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Care
•  Life Insurance
•  Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
•  401(K) Plan
•  Flexible Spending Accounts; Health Care, Dependent Care, and Transportation
•  Vacation, Holiday, and Personal/Sick Time

Ken Martin
17 State St
14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 440-5500
Alt. phone: (888) 477-6388