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Holyoke, Massachusetts
United States
Information Technology - System Administrator
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior UNIX Administrator

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This position is responsible for all aspects of system administration, architectural design and ongoing maintenance for a large Red Hat Linux and VMware vSphere installation base. Individual should be comfortable working in a team environment and excel in collaborative problem solving. This position requires the candidate to work on multiple priorities simultaneously and the ideal candidate will be well organized and be capable of managing a busy work schedule with multiple demands on their time. The system administrator role requires participation in a paid on-call rotation every fourth week, which entails responding to after-hour trouble calls from IT Operations Technicians and reporting to work, if necessary.


  • Monitor server performance and take appropriate actions (e.g. tune)
  • Perform operating system upgrades and assuring the quality of fixes and enhancements
  • Assist others in analyzing and resolving system and application pro
  • Specify, obtain quotes, and order hardware and software
  • Promote a culture of compliance by understanding and following IT policies and procedures
  • Provide technical knowledge needed to ensure effective and efficient changes to the IT infrastructure
  • Assist with root-cause analyses
  • Assist with efforts to prepare for and participate in IT audits
  • Assist with development of Request for Proposals and evaluation of responses
  • Assist with development of standards and procedures for specifying and maintaining servers, storage, and special purpose work stations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent education and experience
  • 7 – 10 years of relevant experience to include having managed and maintained Unix/Linux platforms and clusters
  • Experience installing, configuring, and managing VMware virtualization technologies
  • Excellent technical and communication skills

Desired qualities include:

  • Experience with Pacemaker/DRBD Clus
  • Experience with Veritas Netbackup
  • Cloud experience (AWS, CloudStack)
  • Configuration management tools (Ansible, CFEngine, Puppet)
  • Understanding of the DevOps process
  • Scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash)
  • Monitoring tools (Nagios, Zabbix, Cacti)
  • Storage solutions (EMC, NetAPP)

ISO New England is located in Holyoke, MA. The company provides a base salary plus bonus, competitive Medical and Dental plan, paid vacation, 401k with company match, retirement plan and more. All benefits start on your first day.

Equal Opportunity

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Drug-Free Environment

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

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