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Linux System Administrator

Company: Mintel
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Mintel is looking for a Linux System Administrator to join our Global Infrastructure team. We are searching for an individual to take an active role in the US System Administration team while collaborating with their global infrastructure peers. The Global Infrastructure team manages servers and networks for 1100 employees across more than 10 countries, and over a thousand virtual machines to deliver services for our clients. The server environment is primarily Linux with a bit of Windows. What You Will Do :

  • Manage, apply, edit and improve configuration files in our central configuration management system. Follow best practices and guidelines, and document changes as required--
  • Work closely with developers to deliver virtual machines provisioned as needed for the project.--
  • Collaborate and work with developers to provide the solution to system performance issues.
  • Follow monitoring tools and daily alerts on systems. Ensure all critical cases are assigned to be worked on. .--
  • Maintain JIRA cases of work in progress and practice recording solutions.
  • Availability at all times to meet the unexpected demands of a global infrastructure network.
  • Debug systems performance problems and find a root cause and think of what can be done to mitigate similar problems in the future.
  • Track metrics to better understand when something is behaving abnormally
  • Occasionally update hardware in the office or Data Centers. What We are Looking for:
    • Naturally Curious:--You are naturally curious, always asking relevant questions to gain a better understanding of new technologies and technical challenges.
    • Tech-Savvy:--Strong proficiency in modern Windows client operating systems and standard applications including Microsoft Office, Chrome/Firefox, etc. Fundamental understanding of networking and IPv4 routing concepts such as VPN, DNS, and DHCP. Experience in basic administration and support of Google Suite and Active Directory. A basic knowledge of Mac OSX and Ubuntu Linux is preferred. Experience with support ticketing systems, documentation platforms, and remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools is a plus.
    • A Collaborator:--You value the opinions and advice of others while freely sharing your own. You contribute to the team efforts of problem-solving and process improvement.
    • Self-Directed:--You track open tasks from inception to completion and are committed to meeting expectations and deadlines. You have an aptitude for identifying and proactively solving problems as they arise.
    • Committed to Personal Growth:--You are committed to building upon your existing technical and soft skills. You view challenges as an opportunity for personal and professional development. Familiarity with any of the following technology would be advantageous.
      • Security management tools such as OpenVAS, RedHat Spacewalk, IDS tools like OSSEC or Snort
      • CFEngine or any other centralized Configuration Management tool
      • Familiarity with Windows 2003 AD and enterprise user management
      • Google Apps for Businesses
      • Asterisk PBX / FreePBX / VoIP in General
      • Nagios and Munin
      • Routing protocols (OSPF, BGP) and / or CCNA certification. Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets Are you authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship, now and into the future? --*
        What are your overall compensation expectations? (Please state in USD). --*
        If you were referred by an employee of Mintel, please state their name.
        U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Mintel are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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        • Deaf or hard of hearing
        • Depression or anxiety
        • Diabetes
        • Epilepsy
        • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
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        • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
        • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
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