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LINUX System Administrator
Location College Station, Tx or DFW Area
# of Openings 1
Pay Range $70,000-$90,000
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K2Share serves to make a national impact through the training, information assurance, and secure hosting solutions services we provide to our clients. We provide amazing opportunities for people not only seeking to kick-start their career, but also a growth-oriented company to call home. Our team of fun, dedicated, and creative employees come together to form a work-hard and have-fun environment full of company events, camaraderie, and celebrated successes. K2Share highly values a work-life balance and provides a great benefits package and development opportunities to help you succeed in your personal and professional goals. K2Share was named the #1 Best Small Company to Work for in Texas in 2019.

Duties: Responsible for deployment, patching, managing, and maintaining Linux (RHEL and AmazonLinux), Tomcat, Apache, and WebLogic servers.  This position focuses on making sure the organization's systems are secure, operating at optimum performance levels, delivering the required information to end-users, and interacting properly with other systems.  In addition, this position will perform the implementation and maintenance of applications as required.

  • Implement/deploy, maintain and troubleshoot servers, backup devices, and monitoring interfaces in virtualized Linux/Windows production and test environments
  • Perform OS minimization and hardening per CIS requirements
  • Deploy application code and support other application management functions
  • Review changes, support issues, functionality changes, and requirements for server and document necessary configuration changes
  • Act within identified guidelines, standards, and policies
  • Include as a normal operating procedure, documenting configuration changes and problems/fixes, so that history aids in future tasks
  • Work in an Integrated Project Team (IPT) environment requiring interaction with other server engineers, users, and client managers in identifying requirements, specifications and managing project planning activities
  • Evaluate advanced technologies and provide recommendations regarding standardization, sizing, and costs for server purchases
  • Plan and provide for updating the operating system software to comply with support criteria
  • Perform in a fast-paced environment where project deadlines are critical and multiple projects run in parallel
  • Work independently with minimal supervision as well as function as a successful and participating team member
  • Requires occasional work outside of normal business hours and less than 5% travel
  • Reports to the Director of IT Operations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The ideal candidate will have experience administering Linux systems in test and high-availability production environments, including the following skills:

  • 1+ years experience of Linux system administration
  • Ability to self-learn using readily available literature
  • Excellent problem solving/root cause analysis skills
  • Must be US citizen with or eligible to obtain Federal Security Clearance
  • Understanding of Java-based applications and their operation in RHEL environment
  • Experience with enterprise data backup systems and data storage systems
  • Must be detail oriented and able to prioritize and work on multiple tasks at one time
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting of subject matter experts, vendors, subcontractors, and clients

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in a production environment with an emphasis on minimized downtime and irregularities
  • Demonstrated understanding of VMware vSphere and vCenter
  • Demonstrated understanding of AWS and cloud-based virtualization
  • Experience administering httpd, tomcat, and WebLogic servers
  • Advanced knowledge of RHEL / CentOS
  • Experience with Windows system administration
  • Experience and/or knowledge of networking
  • Administration and implementation of MS SQL, Oracle, or any Relational DBMS
  • Experience working with Dell hardware and/or EMC SAN
  • UNIX/Linux certifications

Education:  Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience

Work Environment: This job operates in a well-lit and temperature-controlled office environment. In this role, there will be the use of standard office equipment such as phones, computers, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below are required to perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to help individuals with a disability to perform essential job functions.

An employee in this role must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time and will occasionally  need to move about inside the office to access file cabinets and office machinery. This position requires the constant operation of a computer. The employee must be able to frequently communicate and exchange accurate information with clients. 

Compensation: $70,000-$90,000 annually; commensurate  with experience

What K2Share Offers You:

  • 18 paid time off days (the number of days increases with length of service at K2Share)
  • 10 paid holidays annually
  • Comprehensive health benefits for employees and their family 
    • Medical, dental, and vision premiums covered up to 100% by K2Share
    • Flexible spending accounts for dependent and medical care
    • Health savings account
    • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching contributions
  • Flexibility for those needing time off for jury duty, voting, military leave, etc.
  • Wellness reimbursement program (includes fitness reimbursement program)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Casual dress work environment
  • Technical training and certifications as required
  • Any of our CareerSafe Online training courses for free to employee and immediate family

Location: DFW, TX or College Station, TX

You must be a United States citizen, be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process and submit to a credit and background investigation as part of the selection process.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, including criminal background investigation and good credit history.

The US Government restricts access by Foreign Nationals to certain types of technology and technical data. Consequently, this posting is intended only for US citizens.

K2Share, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status. K2Share offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training, and competitive compensation.

This job description is not to serve as a list of exhausted job responsibilities. K2Share managements reserves the right to change or alter this job description at any time without notice.

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