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Manager of Linux Systems Administration

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Request Technology - Craig Johnson

2023-06-05 18:12:30

salary: 165000.00 US Dollar . USD Annual

Job location Dallas, Texas, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: I.T. & Communications

Job Contact: Craig Johnson

Job description

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Financial Company is currently seeking a Manager of Linux Systems Administration. Candidate will lead a team highly talented Linux engineers to facilitate the administration of the computing environment. Provide team leadership required to support a large, complex Linux based computing environment and an increasing transition to infrastructure in Cloud. Assist in driving infrastructure as code mentality throughout the organization and demonstrate a passion for automation concepts and tools. Provide mentoring and direction to the team on DevOps and automation. Utilize customer service skills while acting as a technical resource to internal departments and system users.


  • Manage day to day operations of highly virtualized Linux compute infrastructure
  • Provide status reporting (availability, performance capacity utilization)
  • Create and maintain process & policy documentation
  • Drive automation of Linux systems
  • Develop Linux server team to align with the future technology roadmap.
  • Forecast System demands and recommend upgrades, expansions and reconfiguration
  • Resource planning
  • Provide input into strategic compute infrastructure plans and help drive alignment with application teams, security and business
  • Collaborate with application support teams to drive improvements in communication, architecture, and performance
  • Act as a liaison for customer relations and represent server teams
  • Manage enterprise server environment related projects
  • Lead audit and security responsibilities that include routine reviews and reporting of technology policies and security compliance
  • Ensure all server systems comply with regulatory requirements
  • Work with auditors to remediate and closeout all remediation, regulatory, and audit findings
  • Draft proposals to tackle technology challenges and work with vendors to provide best solution at optimal cost
  • Responsible for change management process for server infrastructure
  • Use good judgment and escalate when necessary and keep management informed
  • Performance Management and development of the team members


  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, technical staff, consultants and vendors
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within deadlines
  • Experience with disaster recovery testing and creating technical/process documentation
  • Ability to communicate well and manage a team located in multiple cities
  • Good consultative, communication, analytical, and judgment skills
  • Strong background in Compute (Linux) administration
  • Working knowledge of Virtualization and Storage infrastructure
  • Working knowledge and experience in Cloud Infrastructure
  • Linux Systems (Redhat and Amazon linux)
  • EMC storage
  • VMWare virtualization
  • Cloud technologies (AWS)
  • CI/CD (Terraform, Jenkins, Artifactory, Github)
  • Automation (Ansible, Python)
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Compute (Linux) administration
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Cloud technologies and CI/CD technologies
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing people and leading projects.
  • Experience in a regulated/financial industry a plus

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