Randstad Jr. Linux Systems Administrator in Muscatine, Iowa

Jr. Linux Systems Administrator

job details:

  • location:Muscatine, IA

  • date posted:Friday, December 7, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:660050

job description

Jr. Linux Systems Administrator

job summary:

Position Summary:

Provide a capable, secure, and stable operating system and application services during 2 nd shift work hours with both on premise and cloud instanced virtualization environments to support Business applications and IT services/infrastructure. Provide the last line of support for infrastructure server hardware and software resources. Design, install, configure, support, and test a reliable solution for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

location: Muscatine, Iowa

job type: Contract

work hours: 9am to 6pm

education: Associates


Essential Functions:

  • Install, maintain, and configure Linux OS on new or existing hardware

  • Manage OS performance by monitoring memory usage, CPU usage, disk usage, and other performance metrics using built in, in house, or third party monitoring tools

  • Manage/Report OS failures by monitoring disk space, run away processes, failed services, software bugs, or other related issues using built in, in house, or third party monitoring tools

  • Open service requests with vendors as needed to resolve failures, crashes, configuration questions or other issues

  • Conduct manual patching and Ansible scheduling tool of patching of OS on a regular basis

  • Coordinate downtime for repairs with Vendors, DCA staff, and Remote members

  • Install, configure, and maintain new and existing services or applications

  • Maintain existing applications and services by upgrading software, troubleshooting problems, executing changes, configuring solutions, and verifying functionality

  • Monitor services for failures and take corrective actions as needed

  • Communicate changes to interested parties

  • Maintain an acceptable level of connectivity for these, and other, services and applications

  • Make routine changes to support the needs of other members, including setting up user accounts, groups, DNS entries, mailboxes, web applications, and many others

  • Design, install, configure, support, and test a reliable solution for disaster recovery and business continuity

  • Maintain, where possible, a constant state of disaster readiness

  • Follow policies and procedures for compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley act by Submitting changes to CM committee and providing technical walk through review from other members

  • Answer, escalate, and help resolve support calls from DCA, Tier 2, Tier 1, IT Members, remote members, and other individuals as needed

  • Participate in weekly on call rotation as scheduled by the supervisor or manager

  • Document system configurations, changes, support solutions, and any other infrastructure related items



To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodates may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • 4-year college diploma or university degree in computer systems design, computer science or related field and/or equivalent technical experience, plus at least 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • 3+ years of experience in information technology focusing in domain specific technologies

  • Proven history of meeting and exceeding performance metrics

  • Project Management experience

  • Understanding and practical experience with ITIL principles and processes

skills: Skills:

  • Strong understanding of business processes

  • Must have a high level of attention to details

  • Ability to synthesize complex information, collect and research data and use intuition and experience to complement data

  • Clearly and concisely expresses professional opinions with supporting rationale

  • Adapts to both working alone, or as part of a larger team, for varying duration

  • Must be able to gather and analyze information to develop alternate solutions

  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Ability to identify and communicate support issues or other items of interest to fellow team members

  • Proven ability to lead complex and or significant projects and enlist organizational support

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