April 02, 2006

Senior Unix/Linux System Administrator

Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian Company

Job type:


The successful candidate will architect, implement, secure and maintain a number of client/server IT solutions and small-scale networks. This position will entail administering a number of UNIX-based and/or Linux-based servers, maintaining and writing shell scripts, managing IT resources across the company, and providing technical support.

Job Title:
Senior UNIX/Linux System Administrator

Reports To:
IT Infrastructure Manager

- Perform UNIX installations, patching, testing, implementations and upgrades.
- Implements complex local and wide-area networks of machines.
- Handle software release installation.
- Administer user account profiles.
- Design and implement system backup and recovery processes.
- Perform capacity planning and troubleshooting operating system issues.
- Implements and maintains system monitoring tools.
- Documents and supports standards, policies and procedures on system use.
- Helps to plan for the future of the site/network.
- Communicates effectively with customers and vendors.

Required Skills:

- 2-3 years previous UNIX systems administration experience.
- A degree in computer science or a related field.
- Programming background in any applicable language.
- Experience evaluating system performance.
- Experience developing shell scripts.
- Experience in installing hardware and software on UNIX systems.
- Experience in LDAP administration.
- Experience in MySQL and Apache.
- Experience working in a 24x7 operations environment.
- Experience in security and intrusion prevention.
- Experience configuring network file systems.
- Understanding of TCP/IP theory, implementation and debugging.
- Understanding of Internet protocols (DHCP, DNS, SMTP, IMAP, POP, FTP, SSH, etc).
- Understanding of network hardware (L2/3 switches, routers, etc).
- Trouble-shooting problems involving business applications, OS software and server hardware.

Required skills:
- Strong inter-personal and communication skills; capable of acting as a vendor liaison; and capable of performing presentations to customer audiences or professional peers.
- Ability to solve problems quickly and completely.
- Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate them.
- A solid understanding of a UNIX-based operating system (paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and device drivers, file-system concepts, can use performance analysis to tune systems).
- A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts (understands principles of routing, client/server programming, and the design of consistent network-wide file-system layouts).

Compensation Package:
Competitive Salary + Benefits

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