Cloud Linux Administrator

02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The CIS Transformation Services Europe organization provides IT Infrastructure consulting and transformation services to Large Enterprises across the region. It is part of the Cognizant Infrastructure Services horizontal, which services all vertical customer segments. This role will be within the CIS TS Enterprise Compute practice, which provides Cloud and Data Center Professional and Consulting services to accounts and clients within the UK and Europe, from strategy/assessments to full implementation and migrations. Other practices within CIS TS cover Cloud, End User Computing, IT Service Management and Networking and project and program management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daytoday Linux server administration such as applying updates, monitoring performance, analysing longterm trends of Linux VMs on Cloud (AWS, Azure or private IaaS)
  • Administration of development and test environments to ensure that development and test teams follow the correct workflow
  • Packaging of inhouse software and support tools
  • Write, modify and deploy Infrastructureascode scripts
  • Development of support scripts for the service desk
  • Analysis of system and proxy logs
  • Capacity Planning & Performance monitoring and tuning for Linux environment
  • Generating Service Reports for Linux
  • Collaborate with other support units
  • Resolve all incidents, service requests in timely manner to have high customer satisfaction and not miss SLA
  • Implement all changes as per change request schedule.
  • Prioritize tickets, changes and project activities to ensure timely delivery in all of these without missing SLA
  • Working on Linux Projects
Key Skills and Experience:

  • Red Hat server administration: RHEL 5/6/7,
  • RedHat 57
  • Redhat clustering
  • Satelite
  • IPA
  • Chef knowledge and experience would be beneficial
  • Experience with IaaS cloud platforms like AWS, Azure or any private IaaS will be valued more
  • Shell scripting (bash)
  • Networking fundamentals knowledge of the OSI model; familiarity with the more common textbased protocols such as SMTP and HTTP
  • SQL (MySQL dialect)
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Good customer communication skills
  • Able to liaise both with clients and development team to address issues efficiently
  • A strong desire and ability to learn new skills – cloud, Infraascode scripting
  • A flexible approach to the provision of support services to a dynamic, rapidly expanding business
Education and Qualifications

  • Strong and extensive experience in managing Linux and Redhat infrastructure
  • Redhat Linux Certification desirable
Candidates with Linux background who is willing to learn cloud technologies will also be considered.

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