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Linux System Admin

New Bern, NORTH CAROLINA | Contract
Post Date: 10/15/20
Job ID: 20-00985
Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title: Linux System Admin
Location:  New Bern, NC
Type: Contract
Duration: 8+ months
Interview mode: Either Web Cam or In Person
** Candidate will be allowed to work remotely, but will need to come onsite for the first day or two of the engagement for orientation if we are no longer social distancing.
** ***Day to day support is not required. The contractor will be utilized as requirements Materialize throughout the engagement period. There are a total of 140 hours approved for the year on this engagement. The candidate will be contacted if/when they need assistance.
Job Description:
Requirement Our requirement is for an expert level Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrator with a minimum of five (5) years' experience. Preferably, a significant amount of this experience will be with Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5.10, 6.7, and 7. The required services could potentially include any system administration task, but the anticipated most common needs will be as follows. These tasks are not listed in any particular order. - Installation of operating system security patches - User account management - Installation/configuration of backup agent software - Log review & analysis - Troubleshooting/resolving operating system malfunctions and performance issues - File and directory permissions management - Scheduling cron jobs - Shell scripting - Expansion of disk volume
sizes - Working with Oracle DBA personnel to resolve problems that overlap the operating system and database environments - Restoration of servers from backups, including a complete rebuild of the Red Hat and Oracle environment if necessary. Though not required, some experience with Oracle and Oracle
Application Server will be considered a plus. Technical Environment The Linux servers for which this support will be provided host the City's Oracle-based financial, human resources, payroll, and utility billing systems. They are scheduled to be replaced by a new ERP system over the next two years. No major upgrades of their operating systems or Oracle are planned during that time, and only security patches which are absolutely necessary will be installed. The servers are virtual machines, hosted on VMWare. Server 1 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 - Oracle - Oracle Server 2 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 - Oracle – Oracle Server 3 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 - Oracle Server 4 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 The City will maintain Red Had Enterprise Linux subscriptions for these servers. We will also maintain Extended Lifecycle support for the two RHEL 5.10 servers.
Required Skills:
  • Expert level Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration
  • Experience with the Installation of operating system security patches
  • Experience with user account management
  • Experience troubleshooting/resolving operating system malfunctions and performance issues
  • Experience with Shell scripting
  • Experience with Linux v5.10
  • Experience with Linux v6.7
  • Experience with Linux v7