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Become A Senior Linux Systems Administrator

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Working As A Senior Linux Systems Administrator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $96,960

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Linux Systems Administrator Do At Teksystems

* Responsible for providing comprehensive Linux administration in an enterprise environment.
* Must be able to install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade and document all aspects of the of the Linux architecture.
* Must be able to perform optimization and performance testing, provide technical support for incident response and reporting and provide on-call support as needed.
* Must be able to implement and maintain a secure Linux server environment in compliance with all IA and DoD STIG guidelines
* Eight years of technical experience administering Linux in an Enterprise environmentExperience in applications software development for complex business applications using Agile Development methodology and techniques are desirableCompleted Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field

What Does A Senior Linux Systems Administrator Do At Apex Systems

* 1. Provides overall leadership role in multiple and complex areas of computing.
* Provides technical leadership to assist with long range vision in the area of systems design and architecture.
* Plans, develops and directs the design of major, complex systems
* Services as a technical advisor to computing professionals and provides technical leadership
* Operates as a key contributor to departmental planning and long range technical development
* Ensures that system design strategies meet the current and future business needs
* Guides the development of broad, unprecedented computing systems and conducts critical developmental studies
* Creates, conceives, and plans the development of new data sources, criteria and systems standards
* Plans and directs the design of major, complex systems.
* May perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Senior Linux Systems Administrator Do At Leidos

* Provides technical leadership on major tasks or technology assignments.
* Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives.
* Has domain and expert technical knowledge.
* Directs and controls activities for a client, having overall responsibility ensuring that technical requirements are met.
* Decision making and domain knowledge may have a critical impact on overall project implementation.
* Formulates/defines system scope and objectives.
* Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
* Prepares detailed specifications for programs.
* Assists in the design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of new software and enhancements of existing systems.
* Works with project managers, developers, and end users to ensure application designs meet business requirements.
* Formulates/defines specifications for complex operating programming applications or modifies/maintains complex existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer.
* Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs.
* Provides overall operating system, such as sophisticated file maintenance routines, large telecommunications networks, computer accounting, and advanced mathematical/scientific software packages.
* Evaluates new and existing software products for monitoring systems.
* operations and maintenance, patching and upgrades of all Linux based systems on the current and future Operations, Disaster Recovery and Non
* Production Environments

What Does A Senior Linux Systems Administrator Do At SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

* Build, configure, secure and deploy Solaris 10 system (global)
* Ability to build, configure, secure and deploy Solaris 10 local zones (spare root or whole root zone)
* Troubleshoot Solaris 10 issues emanating from hardware and software related and configuration issues
* Analyze system performance and manage system resources
* Manage Live Upgrade technology, support it in both patching and upgrade efforts
* Create content for, and manage an enterprise automation system (BigFix, puppet, satellite, etc.)
* Manage configuration control on team tools (manual curation, CVS/git, etc.)
* Install, configure, and manage Symantec Volume Manager for storage manager and Cluster Service software for system clustering
* Build, configure, secure and deploy Red Hat LINUX standalone and Virtual Machine
* Troubleshoot LINUX VM emanating from hardware and software related and configuration issues
* Work with network administrators to configure and troubleshoot issues emanating from network
* Monitor current hardware and infrastructure capacity and usage
* Respond to critical alerts from Sys Edge, Netcool , Opsware, etc.
* Write shell & PERL scripts to provide automation
* Able to perform tasks using command line as well as GUI interfaces for all relevant tools.
* Troubleshoot NetBackup related backup issues as required
* Attend daily, weekly, and monthly client meetings as necessary
* Ability to provide 24X7x365 operations support

What Does A Senior Linux Systems Administrator Do At Mellanox Technologies

* Linux-based infrastructure installation, management & maintenance, as well as troubleshooting
* Ongoing documentation
* Continuous infrastructure improvement
* Deployments of new versions
* years of experience as Linux System Administration
* Proven hands-on experience in Linux troubleshooting with good problem identification, resolution and solving skills
* Team-oriented, Customer-oriented, Organized
* Scripting proficiency in Bash & Python
* Experience in Networking and Network design
* CCNA or CCNP is a minimal requirement, CCIE is preferred
* In depth knowledge in Linux & Windows Core Services: DHCP, DNS, NIS, AD
* Proven hands-on experience with HW Storage (NetApp, 3PAR, EMC…) - both SAN & NAS

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How To Become A Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Real Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Quinstreet, Inc. Foster City, CA Jun 12, 2015 $147,800
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Quinstreet, Inc. Foster City, CA Apr 21, 2014 $140,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Genomic Health, Inc. Redwood City, CA Sep 08, 2015 $130,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Clairmail, Inc. San Rafael, CA May 28, 2012 $130,000
Senior Linux System Administrator Quinstreet, Inc. Foster City, CA Jun 14, 2011 $125,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Nuance Communications, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Dec 10, 2012 $120,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. White Plains, NY May 30, 2011 $120,000
Senior Linux System Administrator Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Dec 10, 2015 $117,645
SR. Linux and Network System Administrator, Techni Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 28, 2011 $117,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator/Engineer Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Apr 07, 2014 $113,048 -
$150,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Shared Technology Services Group Boston, MA May 04, 2016 $110,000 -
$115,000
Senior Linux/Storage System Administrator University of Massachusetts Shrewsbury, MA Sep 28, 2013 $103,690
Senior Linux System Administrator Gracenote, Inc. Emeryville, CA Jun 15, 2015 $100,000
SR Unix/Linux Systems Administrator Indpendent Online Distribution Alliance, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2011 $100,000
Senior Linux/Storage System Administrator University of Massachusetts Shrewsbury, MA Sep 28, 2012 $96,960
SR. Linux and Network Systems Administrator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Mar 21, 2016 $93,000
Senior Linux/Storage System Administrator University of Massachusetts Shrewsbury, MA Sep 28, 2009 $90,900
Senior Linux/Storage Systems Administrator University of Massachusetts Shrewsbury, MA Sep 28, 2009 $90,900
SR. Linux System Administrator SIRI Infosolutions Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 16, 2016 $90,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Iconsoft Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 30, 2013 $90,000
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Iconsoft Inc. Milpitas, CA Jun 11, 2014 $90,000
SR. Linux Systems Administrator Iconsoft Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 23, 2013 $90,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Linux Systems Administrator

LinuxServersWebServersHardwareRedHatSolarisFileSystemsStorageVeritasNetbackupUnix/LinuxRedhatLinuxWindowsSANDatabaseCheckDiskUsageVirtualMachinesRhelOSDNSPuppetSetup

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Top Senior Linux Systems Administrator Skills

  1. Linux Servers
  2. Web Servers
  3. Hardware
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed policies and standards regarding implementation, security and configuration of all Linux servers.
  • Maintained Apache web servers, Tomcat and JBoss Application Servers in clustered environments.
  • Implement hardware to match corporate vendor and security requirements.
  • Lead administrator for the state projects based on Red Hat Linux.
  • Replaced physical Solaris servers, creating a more secure, supportable platform for future developments.

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