Linux Systems Administrator

Linux Systems Administrator

08 Apr 2021
North Carolina, Cary, 27511 Cary USA

Linux Systems Administrator

Our large telecommunication client is seeking a Linux System Support Engineer to join their team in Cary, NC!

This is a long term contract that has potential to convert perm. The role is remote to start and eventually will integrate on site part time later in the year. Seeking Systems Engineers with a Linux and SD-WAN background. If qualified, please send your resume to Donna Badin - !

Hours: 8-5; M-F


A systems support engineer will be responsible for a wide range of activities surrounding the on-going maintenance and expert level support of Managed Services applications, tools and platforms, including but not limited to Change, Incident, Problem and Risk Management.

These activities will include resolving escalations from network operations centers, project teams, IT and management team. Expected to own and drive resolution of highly complex system and application issues, complex change management, working with Product Marketing, Account teams and internal organizations (IT, Engineering, Infrastructure, etc.) on product wide issues as well as product readiness projects.

A systems support engineer will directly interact with network operations and at times the customer on high visibility and complex technical issues. Special focus on and advanced technical skills with operating systems, network management applications and protocols is required.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Mentor network operations engineers.
  • Support new technology and product integration.
  • Assist with remediation efforts of security vulnerabilities per procedure.
  • Review and provide technical analysis on IAR's.
  • Perform alarm studies.
  • Create and maintain knowledge articles.
  • Analyze platform issues and manage escalations to various IT organizations.


Must have -
  • An Associate's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Broad knowledge of all products within Managed Services.
  • Knowledge of network management platforms, applications and protocols, to include the following:
    • Linux
    • SD-WAN
  • One or more years of hands on experience with OS, applications support or networking; common network security practices, standards and troubleshooting.

Nice to have -
  • Knowledge of network management platforms, applications and protocols, to include the following:
    • Cisco ISE
    • Assure1
    • SevOne

• The position will work directly with internal operations teams and occasionally customers, and therefore must have strong customer service skills and the capability to interface successfully with both the customer's technical and non-technical contacts, internal Account teams and various other groups involved in the delivery of service to the end customer.

• Flexibility- with work hours, as position may be required to work an off-shift or on-call

• Excellent communications skills and be able to deliver results under pressure.

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