Red Hat/Windows System Administrator in Fort Worth, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

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Job Description

MDI Group is a premier IT workforce solutions provider with more than 25 years of expertise in finding “best fit” IT talent for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients. We have established relationships with our clients and work directly with the hiring managers. Why MDI Group?...You can expect that we will learn what is most important to you in your job search and match that to the needs of our clients. We offer career coaching and resume services, skills certifications, interview preparation skills, health benefits and a 401K plan. We are currently interviewing for the following contract position:

Red Hat/Windows System Administrator


Fort Worth, TX

This position is for a System Administrator. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, problem solver, and have experience leading Server Design, Operating Systems Software Deployment, Server Management, Clustered Systems, Storage Management, Scripting, Active Directory, and SAN/NAS Storage Systems in a highly available mission critical environment.

The candidate should possess the ability to work closely with Operations department and scheduled personnel. Must be willing to effectively work in a team environment.

The environment supports safety critical applications and will require working irregular shifts and provide on call coverage in a 24/7 environment.



  • Perform regular maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems (RHEL), specifically RHEL7.
  • Manage and maintain Red Hat Satellite Server 6.
  • Manage and maintain Red Hat MRG
  • Integrate RHEL platform with existing Windows Based applications and management infrastructure.
  • Support the development and deployment of new applications as needed in RedHat Enterprise Linux.
  • Familiarity with Kickstart installations and large scale server provisioning with Satellite 6.
  • Scripting development and implementation with Bash, PERL, and/or other scripting languages to drive task automation and administration.
  • Familiarity and expertise with software development in Python, Ruby, and other languages.
  • Expertise with Linux security using SElinux, firewalld and file permissions/ACLs.
  • Familiarity with postgres, mariadb, mongodb and Oracle.
  • Familiarity with the installation and configuration of JBoss.
  • Familiarity with the installation and configuration of Zabbix
  • Expertise with kvm based virtualization and familiarity with RHEV
  • Systems and software management through puppet via Satellite and Chef.
  • Deep familiarity with CloudForms, implementation, provisioning and configuration deployment.
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Manage and Maintain large number of Windows/RedHat servers.
  • Familiarity with Apache and TomCat webserver administration.
  • Support the deployment of new systems, maintaining, upgrading, replacing and improving long-term performance of the systems.
  • Setup or implement monitoring processes and/or tools and report on server and application performance.
  • Manage the deployment of Operating System patches, drivers and firmware.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs.
  • Design, layout, allocation, and implementation of SAN/NAS based storage to virtual and physical infrastructure
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
  • Administer and maintain off site facilities as needed.
  • Ability to produce quick fixes, as well as formulate long term solutions to problems.
  • Maintain and manage VMWare environments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Technology related discipline and/or at least 4-5 years of related experience in Information Technology for critical Enterprise infrastructures.
  • Strong leadership communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in developing and implementing large scale, complex, highly available Infrastructure architecture support critical business applications.
  • 3 years of experience with VMware vSphere (ESXi) and vCenter.
  • 3 years of experience with SAN and NAS Storage.
  • 3 years of experience with Monitoring Tools.
  • 3 Years of experience administering Windows Server and/or Red Hat Linux.
  • RHCE or RHCSA preferred.
  • Availability for 24X7 on call support.

Desired Skills:

  • A thorough understanding of and experience with computer based systems and associated networking architectures.
  • The ideal candidate will have: experience working with large complex projects; experience with Red Hat and Windows based computer systems, RedHat/Microsoft clusters, Storage Area Networks (SAN), computer imaging and hardware / software troubleshooting, security compliance, 5+ years’ experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, experience with RHEL 6 and 7 and experience with RHEL in a virtualized environment.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and have the ability to think and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • The candidate should possess a demonstrated ability to work closely with NOC and field personnel.
  • Must be willing to work irregular shifts and provide on call coverage in a 24/7 environment.

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