What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is looking to hire an experienced Linux System Administrator. Position is focused on system administration, virtualization/cloud, scalability/deployment, testing/troubleshooting, and automation, covering full life cycle from development to production.

  • Set up and support hosts/instances, load balancers, networks and related infrastructure.
  • Perform Systems integration in support/development of communications applications for mobile devices and related – especially servers/network and associated infrastructure.
  • Identify, specify, negotiate, and deploy software and hardware solutions.
  • Interface with internal teams to understand customer experience, provisioning, security, monitoring/alarming, capacity/demand trending, operational administration and monitoring, and other requirements.
  • Authorize and verify detailed deployment/implementation instructions/documentation for production.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Six or more years of experience as systems integrator/administrator of Linux Operating Systems.
  • Cloud and/or virtual environment support/administration experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Strong programming skills, e.g. ability to write/maintain/debug at least moderately complex programs.
  • Solid troubleshooting and logical/analytical skills – ability to drill down to isolate and determine cause of problems/issues and solve complex technical issues.
  • Good network skills – ability to troubleshoot network issues in complex network environments, ability to perform at least basic network design/configuration, firewalling, etc.
  • Good knowledge of security – including host, common programming/software issues, firewalls, network, and other common and practical areas of concern (physical, procedures and best practices, encryption, etc.).
  • Strong scripting skills: Python, shell(/bash), Perl, Ruby, others.
  • Strong "cloud "/virtual environments experience: AWS, ESXi/VMware, OpenStack, others.
  • Large scale deployment/scalability experience.
  • Linux Docker/container experience.
  • Working knowledge of HTTP load generation software (e.g. LoadRunner, Silk Performer, JMeter, etc.).
  • Load Balancer experience (AWS ELB, F5, A10, others).
  • Experience with Ansible playbook/tower.
  • Experience setting up ELK stack for large scale system.
  • Experience configuring/maintaining/supporting high availability clustered/distributed systems, e.g., Mongo, Kafka, Redis etc.
  • Experience with systems engineering and design relative to data communications, including specifying, designing and implementing complex large geographic data networks with application development and integration.
  • Strong knowledge/experience with multiple protocols, e.g.: TCP/UDP/ICMP, IPv6, DNS, HTTP, SMTP, IMAP, POP3, SNMP, SMS, MMS, SMPP, SIP, XMPP, MSRP.
  • NoSQL database technology experience (e.g.: MongoDB, HBase, others).
  • Ability to identify performance issues within the J2EE architecture, Load balancers, Tomcat, Weblogic, Database, Operating system, Network, Software (Java) and Hardware.
  • Good knowledge of Linux operating system calls – particularly in troubleshooting, performance, and security contexts.
  • Ability to partner with Architects, Developers, Systems Engineers and Database Administrators to collaboratively tune systems and analyze issues.
  • Interpersonal skills, good oral and written communications skills, and good presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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