Linux Administrator
Kforce Inc

Job Info


Kforce has a client in Kansas City, MO that is currently hiring for the position of Junior Linux Administrator. This is a remote position.Summary:The Linux Administrator is responsible for maintaining the operational status of Linux OS-based servers and appliances and will work closely with other members of the IT Operations department on the program. The duties of this position are to provide broad spectrum Linux support to complex enterprise solutions. The Linux Administrator will be required to work both independently and collaboratively to address incidents, problems, provide access management, and contribute to infrastructure enhancement projects. The candidate will operate Linux OS-based platforms and services, including enterprise cross-platform integration with LDAP, Active Directory, DNS, and other standard services on a regular basis. Responsibility also includes monitoring alerts, managing the ticket queue, and keeping documentation up to date. The candidate is required to have strong analysis and decision-making skills with the ability to participate in briefings, participate in technical cross-functional meetings, strong commitment to process, and understanding of change and configuration management principles.Duties:
  • Operation and maintenance of Linux server systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5, 6, 7, and 8) and limited selection other non-RHEL based servers
  • Operation of Linux OS infrastructures including local user administration and Active Directory-integrated user administration
  • Linux Admin will provide tier II support for the IT Service Desk
  • Participate in after-hours weekly shifts that respond to business emergency requests (on-call rotation)
  • Participate in after-hours monthly patching rotation
  • Installations of new software and system upgrades including evaluation and installation of Linux patches
  • Actively monitor systems and resolve issues


  • Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience; Additional work experience is acceptable in lieu of a degree
  • Working knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for versions 5, 6, 7 and 8; Comparable experience with CentOS, Ubuntu, openSUSE or Debian may be substituted but seeking candidate with primary experience in maintaining RHEL systems
  • Deeper knowledge of RHEL than is required of a Red Hat level 1 technical support engineer or for simply passing a certification examination
  • Good knowledge of Linux-PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules for Linux), SSH, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, and other Linux core services
  • Ability to set up and troubleshoot problems with networking between RHEL and non-RHEL platforms such Windows Server
  • Ability to learn new products and technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding customer service and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability of end-to-end problem management and ownership
  • Ability to create and manage work instructions, system, and project documentation
Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:
  • Working knowledge of authentication functions and protocols such as LDAP, Kerberos, and Active Directory
  • Scripting knowledge to automate tasks and processes utilizing bash, ksh, python, etc.
  • Understanding of system security concepts and mitigation strategies (POAMs, vulnerabilities) to include test and planning procedures
  • Conceptual knowledge of SAN and or NAS systems
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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