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Senior Linux Consultant


The Senior Linux Consultant is responsible for the Design, Implementation and ongoing Support of our client's computing environments. Successful candidate will possess proven problem solving, organizational and outstanding communication skills.  The qualified candidate is well versed in a multitude of technology platforms, is capable of working autonomously, is HANDS-ON and has a proven track record of working in diverse computing and business environments.


Key responsibilities:

* Determine computing standards and lead the design, build, and support of cost effective and scalable IT Systems and Applications to enable business productivity and growth for our clients


* Quickly understand the current environment and recommend and improve the hardware and key infrastructure software


* Support and architect IT Core Services  - Linux and Windows cross platform such as Postfix, Cyrus, Dovecot, Sieve, Exchange, Active Directory, FileShare, SharePoint, FTP, Backup, Security Infrastructures


* Liaise with line of business stakeholders to gather technology requirements and act as a solutions consultant


* Participate in all forms of IT Service Management initiatives as related to Change Management, Release Management, Problem Management and Incident Response


* Understand business and technology requirements and act as a solutions consultant to lead, implement and document processes – this is a hands-on role


* Has a proven track record of server consolidations


* Assist in the specification, ordering, purchasing, asset-tracking, and inventory of IT Infrastructure equipment/supplies/software


* Participation in after-hours OnCall support rotations


Required skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive multi-site systems engineering and administration experience

  • Demonstrable design, implementation, engineering and operational support capabilities in the following technical disciplines:

    • Linux, NFS

    • LDAP (OpenLDAP), AD

    • Networking

    • Security

    • Scripting

  • Previous experience with IT consulting, managed services is a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft infrastructure is a plus


About Uptime:


At Uptime USA we operate computer departments for small to medium organizations.  Uptime is the high quality service provider for all Information Technology functions of small to mid-size organizations.  We guarantee our customer’s will have access to their servers, networks, Internet, and email systems; eliminating costly employee downtime and allowing our customers to focus on their business.  

We go beyond the typical IT vendor by providing local and onsite service for your hardware, internet, phone, software and mobile needs.  By aligning your IT investments with your business objectives, we deliver enterprise-level quality and reliability while lowering your IT budget. 

What makes Uptime different…

  • Aligned objectives – we keep your systems running 24x7

  • We guarantee your systems will run or we will fix them for free

  • Worry Free IT at a fraction of the cost of an employee

  • Fixed monthly fee with unlimited support 24/7 – 365 days per year

  • Predictable IT costs over many years

  • Guaranteed response time


Job:                                         Contract to hire – Full Time

Rate:                                       Market

Location:                               San Francisco/East Bay Area


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