Mintel is currently looking for a Linux System Administrator to join our global infrastructure team. We are searching for an individual to take an active role in the US System Administration team while collaborating with their global infrastructure peers. The global infrastructure team manages servers and networks for 1100 employees across more than 10 countries, and over a thousand virtual machines to deliver services for our clients. The server environment is primarily Linux with a bit of Windows.

What You Will Do:

  • Deploy, maintain, upgrade and retire systems and applications in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Troubleshooting of applications and system problems.
  • Perform configuration changes using the central configuration management system in accordance with Mintel’s best practices and guidelines, and document changes as required 
  • Continually monitor network and server status by checking daily alerts from monitoring systems to ensure all warnings are dealt with and to ensure all new systems are being monitored.
  • Attend regular team meetings to discuss and prioritize tickets.
  • Availability at all times to meet the unexpected demands of a global infrastructure network and travel as necessary to Mintel locations in UK and Asia.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Applied knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems, Linux LPI Level 2 accreditation or RHCE certification or similar level of knowledge / experience
  • Familiarity with commonly used services and protocols such as: LDAP, NFS, Apache, MySQL, Samba, BIND, Squid, etc.
  • Basic understanding of networking including VLANs, subnetting, TCP/IP
  • Shell scripting skills required: Bash / Python
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; fluent in English, and great people skills.
  • Virtualization technology (we use KVM)

Familiarity with any of the following technology would be advantageous.

  • Security management tools such as OpenVAS, RedHat Spacewalk, IDS tools like OSSEC or Snort
  • CFEngine or any other centralized Configuration Management tool
  • Familiarity with Windows 2003 AD and enterprise user management
  • Google Apps for Businesses
  • Asterisk PBX / FreePBX / VoIP in General
  • Nagios and Munin
  • Routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)  and / or CCNA certification.

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