Senior Linux Systems Analyst

Position Description

The Sr. Linux Analyst must have strong knowledge of Linux server, application administration, configuration, networking, scripting and automation, large scale distributed computing, hardware/operating system/application interaction, and security. Strong communication and documentation skills are required as the candidate will typically be working with internal customers for support and new initiatives.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assignment of remediation tasks to the affected groups and tracking of remediation through closure
  • Help standardize processes and procedures and provide improvement
  • Analyzing, designing, and recommending new technologies for application within the CarMax environment
  • Providing accurate and relevant budgeting documentation such as quotes, purchase orders, analysis, proposals, etc.
  • Developing and implement operating system enhancements that improve server reliability and performance
  • Leading or participating in projects that involve several different IT departments
  • Ensuring long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization
  • Performing root cause analysis and repair of technical issues and trends to include assisting team members as needed
  • Developing and communicating technical standards

Server Administration

  • Developing and promoting standard operations documentation such as procedures, checklists, and instructions
  • Ensuring systems adherence and compliance with CarMax security standards and practices
  • Understanding of system capacity planning
  • Demonstrated ability in provide 2nd and 3rd level administrative support

Analysis and Trending

  • Ensuring long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization
  • Performing root cause analysis and repair of technical issues and trends to include assisting team members as needed

Team Development (Mentoring & Assisting)

  • Educating, training, and providing support to junior team members on newly adopted technologies and processes
  • Reviewing work related documentation for team members
  • Motivating and assist team members in reaching goals

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participates in a 24×7 on-call rotation as scheduled and must perform after hours support
  • Assist in developing budgets for long and short term requirements
  • Participates in customer/project meeting(s) and assists in design review. Evaluates the needs and requirements of the users and provides technical expertise
  • 3rd party vendor management
  • Other duties as assigned by manager
  • Some travel may be required

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proficient technical skills to support the organization in recommending technology, making purchasing decisions, and mentoring junior team members
  • Consistently manages own schedule and work independently with limited supervision
  • Consistently motivates and committed to excellence
  • Consistently makes trade-off decisions that balance product quality, time-to-market and functionality
  • Proven organizational and time management skills and flexibility to manage multiple business priorities
  • Proven ability to create and review server solutions that meet business needs and effectively communicate the rationale behind those solutions
  • On a consistent basis exhibits a high proficiency in communication with the user community and all levels of management to include written, verbal and listening
  • Conveying and acknowledging differences of opinion in a positive and respectful manner
  • Accurately prioritize work to meet timelines
  • Competent understanding of system capacity planning
  • Proficient technical and project management skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Years of experience

3-5 years of experience or training of RedHat administration

Education preference

4 year degree in IT related course of study, preferred

Computer skills

3-5 years of experience or training with RedHat Linux Shell scripting

Certifications desired

Certified Systems Engineer or similar


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