A local, state of the art manufacturer is looking to add an experienced Linux Administrator to their growing and dynamic team!Responsibilities:Essential Duties & Responsibilities:? Builds and maintains Linux servers, creates monitoring reports and logs, and ensures functionality of systems.? Manages user account information, including rights, security and systems groups (Linux, eDirectory).? Assist in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies to optimize the Linux operating system environment.? Manage, set-up, administer, support, and troubleshoot Linux servers.? Install and test hardware and software.? Perform upgrades to system hardware and software components as required.? Make necessary recommendations for additional resources or hardware.? Write shell scripts to automate repetitive tasks? Provide support and is involved in performance monitoring and reporting, problem identification, management, and resolution.? Provide regular status reports and gather requirements from departments and provide input into the infrastructure products that are bought or built. ? Maintains software license compliance.? Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully work within a team environment as well as independently, sometimes with little to no supervision.? All other duties and assignments, as directed.Working hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PMSkills:- In-depth knowledge of Linux operating systems and system software.- Knowledge of Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server and Zenworks, is a plus.- Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining Linux servers including an understanding of applicable security principles related to server hardening.- Expertise in system administration practices and troubleshooting including but not limited to installation, configuration, deployment, security, maintenance, root cause analysis, and backup enterprise services.- Extensive shell scripting skills (e.g. Bash, Perl, Python) - Virtual machine configuration and management using KVM.- Experience in disaster recovery planning / methodologies highly preferred.- System Administration experience in a Manufacturing environment.- Network administration, including switch and firewall configuration and managementEducation:AssociateExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:? Minimum 2-3 years of experience in enterprise Linux (SUSE, Red Hat) system administration. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server experience strongly preferred.? Current industry standard certifications (e.g. LPIC-1 Linux Administrator, CompTIA Network+ and Linux+) required.? A.S. in Computer Networking with 2 to 3 years of related Linux experience will be considered. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with one of the areas fastest growing companies. APPLY TODAY or TEXT Jobs to 860-786-1093 for immediate consideration!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.