Junior Linux Administrator

Lockport, New York | Freelance | Job ID #58903 |
Posted Last Month

Job Description

The Operations Center acts as the central nervous system for technology and products at our client. Our team is responsible for the health and performance of more than 100,000 systems globally. Engineers in this role are exposed to the most advanced web serving infrastructure in the world! You will be the client's 1st line of offense battling issues affecting the reliability of our products and services. You will also be responsible for interfacing with internal/external customers on operational issues, working with senior engineers resolving complex incidents, and facilitating communication between various operations and engineering teams.

You are a highly motivated and passionate individual that desires to play a key role by coordinating operations and engineering teams to identify, triage, and resolve customer-impacting incidents, verify service impact to the end-users, and work alongside subject matter experts to identify the root cause. You will play a major role in working effectively with peers to create a positive environment within the team (you know how to have fun in a busy work environment!). You have excellent written and verbal communication skills; critical thinking and troubleshooting skills; the ability to multitask in order to facilitate the resolution of multiple incidents at any given time; and the vision to automate in order to better scale and streamline processes.


  • Monitor the production network infrastructure for stability and performance in order to maintain 24x7x365 operations
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies within a dynamic and extremely fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be self-directed in daily workload management
  • Ability to effectively communicate via phone and in writing
  • Collaborate effectively with our Incident, Engineering, and Development teams
  • Participate in the knowledge transfer on a short term and long term basis

Required Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s degree or higher in a computer-related field or equivalent industry experience
  • Typical candidates have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in a computer-related field or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Working knowledge of a TCP/IP network environment is crucial
  • Working knowledge of major network protocols, e.g. BGP, OSPF, ISIS, Spanning Tree
  • Working knowledge of basic Linux command line system health diagnostic tools
  • Working knowledge of HTTP, DNS, and DHCP is preferred
  • Certifications such as CCNA and JNCIA or equivalent are preferred

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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