Linux Administrator I

Employer: FoxGuard Solutions
Job Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical, IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 10/2/2021
Closing Date: 11/30/2021
FoxGuard Solutions
FoxGuard Solutions develops customized cyber security, compliance, and industrial computing solutions. As a leading operational technology company we deliver reliable, secure and configurable solutions that include: several cyber security solutions, including Patch & Update Management Services as well as turnkey computing solutions for mission-critical applications designed to fit a customer’s intended use, expected life-cycle and desired price point.
Job Description

FoxGuard Solutions is looking to add a full-time Linux Administrator I to its team of experienced, IT professionals! Your skillset will play a vital role in protecting critical infrastructure, working alongside a diverse and collaborative team. A strong Linux background is necessary to succeed and maintain our 24x7x365 uptime service commitment. If you are ready to join FoxGuard Solutions and have the aspired Linux abilities, apply now!

What you will be doing?

  • Proactively maintain and develop all Linux infrastructure technology to maintain a 24x7x365 uptime service
  • Responsible for the engineering of systems administration-related solutions for necessary projects and operational needs
  • Maintain best practices on managing systems and services across all environments
  • Responsible for Fault finding, analysis, and logging information for reporting of performance exceptions
  • Proactively monitor system performance and capacity planning
  • Successfully manage, coordinate, and implement software upgrades, patches, hotfixes on servers, workstations, and network hardware
  • Ability to create and modify scripts or applications to perform related tasks
  • Maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to assigned software, hardware, tools, and systems
  • Desire to provide input on ways to improve the stability, security, efficiency, and scalability of the environment
  • Professionally collaborate with other members to develop automation strategies and deployment processes
  • Maintain security and appropriate ACLs for all assigned systems
  • Adhere to established IT policies, procedures, and standards and ensure their conformance with information systems goals and procedures
  • Interact with IT management frequently through timely reporting of operational activities, and with all employees on support issues and needs assessments
  • Provide support for business applications and other project-specific IT needs

What you will bring to the table?

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or a minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux: RedHat, CentOS, Debian, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of Shell, Perl, and/or Python scripting
  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies
  • Ability to meet the deadline, detail-oriented work, and work simultaneously on multiple projects

The ideal candidate will have:

  • One to three years related experience
  • Elevated Linux certification (LPIC-2, RHCE, etc)
  • Security Certifications (Security+, GSEC)
  • Working knowledge of ansible/chef

What we can offer you...

FoxGuard Solutions offers a competitive salary with a great benefits package, which includes dental, medical and vision insurance, as well as 401k, wellness programs, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, educational assistance and paid-time-off - and don't forget Ice Cream Fridays! That's right ice-cream every Friday!

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