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Lead Unix Systems and Cloud Engineer

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Lead Unix Systems and Cloud Engineer

 

The Systems Administrator Lead will be responsible for documentation, deployment and troubleshooting of the complete IT Unix environment including, but not limited to: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Automated Server Build tools (AutoYaST, Kickstart), Scripting (Perl, Python, Bash), HP Server support, BladeLogic. The goal of this position is to deliver high quality solutions as part of a global team, working to agreed standards and delivering on time, in supporting on-premise data centers and public clouds (AWS and/or Azure) in US and Asia Pacific. Systems Administrator Lead works under general direction. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may supervise the activities of lower level personnel.

 

  • Perform hardware assembly, installation, configuration and network connection, and test of platform, operating system software and program products at vendor-supported levels. Hardware includes physical, blade, and virtual 
  • Identifies, develops and implements new and expanded support services or, performance/tuning recommendations and changes in the workload mix, to meet user business requirements and ensure availability of resources.
  • Works with users to understand their priorities and application requirements. Negotiates and documents action plans and schedules for systems implementation.
  • Reviews, maintains and tests upgrades to the configuration management vendor software. Performs software builds and promotion through the software development life cycle.
  • Performs repairs to computer hardware, software, and firmware, or makes changes to systems management software, to improve performance and eliminate problems.
  • Implements changes to the production environment as specified by user and/or management. 
  • Defines and adjusts downtime change management 
  • and mentors other internal staff and support 
  • There will be occasions when the candidate will be required to work unsocial hours. The candidate will also be part of an out of hours on-call rotation.
  • Contribute  to the development of Cloud standards, best practices and organizational 
  • Lead development teams in technical guidance regarding cloud services, products, deployments, integration and development
  • Evaluate and guide development of solutions using core cloud services: servers, storage, network, services

 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) related field or equivalent work experience
  • 7-10 years of experience working in a systems administrator function
  • Experience in OS virtualization and containerization isolation technologies (desired)
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills 
  • Experience supporting remote locations is critical 
  • Superb verbal, writing and presentation skills (English)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with internal/external customers, vendors, management etc. in both formal and informal situations 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Advanced leadership skills
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and experience with ticket tracking software, specifically ServiceNow
  • Excellent skills with Linux operating systems (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 
  • Strong scripting skills/development skills (Python, Perl, Bash, etc.)
  • Experience using Ansible to automate routine task.


EOE including Disability/Veterans


Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Anyone needing accommodation to complete the interview process should notify the talent acquisition partner. The word "Experian" is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd. and/or its associated companies.

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