CGI Group, Inc.

Linux System Administrator

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Linux System Administrator

Position Description
This Linux Administrator will be a technical position responsible for the installation, maintenance and configuration of Linux servers supporting critical application infrastructure. This person will create and utilize scripts and automation , and function as a technical administrator and work with various teams. The right person will have a passion for automating routine tasks, and publishing/sharing work with team members. They need to have ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.

This role must be located in Phoenix, AZ.

Your future duties and responsibilities
• Develop and implement automated solutions to support operational and SLA objectives.
• Respond quickly and effectively to Linux issues and outages
• Understanding of network routing and firewall requirements
• Strong documentation skills with the ability to provide knowledge transfer to other team members
• Provide recommendations to improve design and reduce cost
• Creation of reports for both clients and management
• Participate in 24×7 on-call rotations for Linux support
• Provide technical leadership to more junior team members
• Has experience working in a large Linux environments with formal change management practices
• Experience with Remedy or IPcenter/1Desk preferred
• Must be detail-oriented with good organization skills
• Excellent troubleshooting skills
• Good communication and follow-up skills

Required qualifications to be successful in this role
• Strong experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
• Strong experience in RHEL 7/8 Linux administration, performance tuning and support experience
• Understanding of secure configurations using benchmarks such as CIS or SCAP
• Write scripts to harden or remediate secure configurations and Perform vulnerability remediation
• Have a strong desire to automate routine tasks
• Strong Shell scripting (bash/ksh, PERL, Python)
• Experience with configuration management tool such as Ansible
• Experience with Source Control tool such as GitLab
• Experience with Rundeck
• Perform OS upgrades and patch installations
• Understanding of Yum/RPM and how to create and synchronize application repositories
• Ability to provision bare metal installs, configure, operate and maintain systems
• Experience using VMware ESXi
• Working with an enterprise wide, large scale matrix environment
• Ability to plan and prioritize work and meet project deadlines
• Must be self-motivated and work well with other groups
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills are required
• Desire to work in a team environment
• Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) desired.

• Ability to learn quickly and work independently
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Professional and ethical at all times
• Energy, initiative, and a positive attitude
• Must be willing to successfully complete any and all CGI/client specific background & security checks.
• Working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint)
• Strong documentation skills
• Desire to expand responsibilities beyond initially defined job responsibilities to support emerging needs within the organization
• Ability to effectively aggregate, organize, and present information
• Pragmatic ability to balance process compliance, quality, innovation, and expedience
• Exceptional collaboration, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to lead through influence
• Ability to be effective in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment
• Works well under pressure
• Knowledge of Agile & DevOps Concepts
• Experience with ITIL v3 preferred

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While technology is at the heart of our clients' digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today – one of the world's largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

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  • Python
  • Ansible
  • GitLab
  • Patch Management
  • Project Management

Job Summary

Phoenix, AZ, United States Location
Full Time Job Type
CGI Group, Inc.

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