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Senior Systems Engineer - Unix

Posted By:
Debbie Burkett
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Charlotte, Nc
 unix   systems   engineer   data   center   linux   apache   administrator 
Category:IT / MIS / Networks
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time
Company:CaroNet Managed Hosting

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Senior UNIX Systems Engineer

CaroNet is an exciting, fast paced, ever growing and changing environment supporting thousands of customers globally. The Managed Hosting group is responsible for installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of all applications and infrastructure systems related to our Internet facing applications. If you are looking for a challenging role in a cutting edge fast paced environment then join our growing team in Charlotte, North Carolina.

We are seeking an experienced Senior UNIX Systems Engineer that has experience with large Internet facing application environments. The person will provide onsite support for thousands of application servers, load balancers and storage subsystems.

Responsibilities include:
- Provide second-tier on call support for all local services. Identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly and effectively, sometimes under pressure.
- Evaluate or developer tools / scripts to facilitate improvement and to support ongoing maintenance of a growing environment.
- Define and write clear and succinct technical documentation related to systems and applications.
- Install and setup systems as required to support growth and new projects.
- Work well in a team environment and be able to work with and feedback accurate technical information to developers to identify and resolve complex issues.
- Provide recommendations and implement solutions for scalability and continued performance improvement.
- Expeditiously respond to escalation tickets, working directly with the customer to isolate and resolve issues
Eligible candidates should:
- have a strong background with large internet facing application environments
- possess strong scripting skills with Perl, bash shell or PHP
- be good at getting things done and take pride in your work consistently meet deadlines
- be able to learn and react quickly when facing new problems
- quickly grasp the essence and the underlying structure of things
- deal with concepts and complexity comfortably
- enjoy the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
- work independently
- be able to handle multiple tasks and projects and switch between them quickly
- evaluate priorities and use time effectively and efficiently concentrating efforts on the most important tasks
- have 5+ years in UNIX systems administration in a large environment (500+ servers).
- have a strong background in Linux, FreeBSD, and networking
- Familiarity with cPanel, Plesk, Helm, Virtuozzo control panel software
- Familiarity with Apache, Lighttpd/nginx, postfix, PHP, Perl, MySQL, dtrace, tcp analysis tools
- Familiarity with version control systems such as CVS or Subversion
- Good communication skills both written and verbal
- Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Experience:
- CentOS, FreeBSD, Ubuntu
- Network Appliance
- Load Balancers
- Networking (L2 through L7), VLANs, OSPF, STP (PVST, RSTP), CIDR
- UNIX related tools
- VMWare, KVM
- Nagios
- High performance web and media servers

Technical BS/MS degree or equivalent work experience

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