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Linux Architect

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Summary of the position:

One of our many customer(s) today is urgently looking for an experienced Linux Architect with RedHat linux system admin experience ,Ansible tower and Ansible playbook development  Partner with Product, Engineering teams to frame problems, both mathematically and within the business context.


Here are some of the specific details:


Position:          Linux Architect

Location:         Pleasanton, CA

Estimated Duration:    12-month contract

Job Description:

Clients need candidate: - Must Haves:

·        8+ years recent RedHat linux system admin experience

·        Ansible tower software support

·        Ansible playbook development

·        Ability to work proactively

·        Excellent communication

This position will act as a primary technical principal and is responsible for delivery and support of Linux solutions at an enterprise level.  Expertise in RHEL 7.x and 8.x, Ansible, Tower and Data Center.  Candidates for this position must be able to, from day 1, roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running, and bring their experience to the team to make the project deployments much smoother.


Deliverables or Tasks:

·        Provide Senior Level Linux Systems Server setup, administration, configurations, and automated implementations. Configuration/installation support of Ansible and RedHat Ansible Tower software.

·        Help support State Fund’s LINUX environments services and resources for optimal efficiency, functionality, security and management.

·        Evaluate, implement, and administer highly available infrastructure for application, Database and web servers.

·        Participate in Capacity planning and Disaster Recovery planning and exercises.

·        Help define, improve promote architecture and standards based on ITIL best practices

·        Assist and support all Development efforts and troubleshoot complex application and operating system issues.

·        Provide on-site and remote technical assistance to other resources and to our internal IT customers.

·        Provide infrastructure design, implementation planning, deployment support, software strategy, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, maintenance strategy.

·        Provide technical guidance, knowledge transfer and mentorship to State Fund internal engineering peers as required and lead technical staff responsibilities.

·        Drive requirements and technical due-diligence and infrastructure design.

·        Secures server systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.

·        Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

·        Acting as the primary infrastructure design, contact on projects- Providing leadership, advice on Linux based systems

·        Work after hours to support monthly linux patching and on-call duties.

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

·        10+ years related system engineering/Infrastructure and customer support experience.

·         5+ years’ experience in enterprise corporate infrastructure design, implementation and    


·        Must have 8+ years of Linux experience with 5+ years of demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing and administering RHEL 7.x and 8.x systems.

·        Extensive experience working with and supporting Ansible installations and RedHat’s Ansible Tower software.

·        Extensive experience developing Ansible playbooks.

·        2+ years with both Storage Management NAS/SAN Arrays (Pure, NetApp).

·        2+ years supporting Datacenter co-located equipment.

·        Extensive experience in supporting CISCO UCS hardware.

·        Extensive experience with Installing, configuring and maintaining HP/Cisco UCS servers.

·        Experience with AWS.

·        Basic knowledge of Windows Active Directory 2012/2019, networking and security concepts

·        Excellent customer interaction and written and verbal communication skills

·        Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to apply them during business impacting incidents.

·        Capable of mentoring others and lead by example.

·        Project Management, Problem Solving, Expert Linux Performance Tuning, People Management.

·        Good organizational skills and the ability the track and prioritize several tasks

·        Excellent problem solving skills, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional team

·        Ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors

Qualifications and Certifications:

·        Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, IT, or similar disciplines).

·        Equivalent work experience implementing and operating enterprise level data center and/or office networks.

·        RHCE/RHCSA and RHEL 7 System Administrator certifications desired.


I am looking forward to speaking with you today.


About us:

Harvey Nash is a national, full-service talent management firm specializing in technology positions. Our company was founded with a mission to serve as the talent partner of choice for the information technology industry.


Our company vision has led us to incredible growth and success in a relatively short period of time and continues to guide us today. We are committed to operating with the highest possible standards of honesty, integrity, and a passionate commitment to our clients, consultants, and employees.


Utilizing our proprietary Predictive Staffing model, our company has enjoyed more than a decade of rapid growth, earning our reputation as a client-focused, efficient provider across a broad range of industries.  Today, we serve top Fortune 1000 and successful privately held companies all over the country, still operating under the simple idea that great people aligned under a common vision can achieve tremendous results.


We are part of Harvey Nash Group, a global professional services organization with over forty offices worldwide.


For more information, please visit us at

Vibhrat Tripathi

Sr. IT Recruiter

Harvey Nash

US Market

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