System Administrator (Linux) at Andesa Services

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System Administrator (Linux) Andesa Services. Company Overview: . Andesa Services, Inc is a service and technology company. We are proud to serve the Life Insurance and Annuity industry through custom Software as a Service (SaaS) technology solutions and dedicated business support to end-users such as clients, brokers or policy holders. More information on these services can be found on our website at . .. Andesa was established in 1983 and is located in Allentown, PA. We are a 100% employee-owned company via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which means when you join our team, you will not only become an employee-owner, you will be contributing to and taking part in the success and longevity of the company!. Position Summary:. Responsible for installation, configuration and support of the organization’s servers, systems and networks.  Lead role in the support of both departmental and company projects and objectives, including researching, recommending, and implementing new technological solutions..  . Primary Responsibilities:. Installs, configures, and maintains Linux operating systems.. Monitors systems performance and ensures compliance with security standards and updates via Red Hat Satellite.. Proactively researches, plans, and implements changes to improve systems/network including virtualization.. Administers, configures and maintains Storage Area Network infrastructure.. Identify, document, and help implement monitoring points with Xymon.. Secondary Responsibilities:. Uses Jira ticket application to monitor ticket queue and address all systems related service requests. Participates in off-hours support. Qualifications:. Essential Skills. Self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects.. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of Linux operating systems.. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of Linux command-line tools, and shell scripting.. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of Linux security concepts, security tools and practices.. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of fundamental networking/distributed computing environment principles.. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of VMware virtualization.. Must demonstrate basic knowledge of network security concepts and solutions.. Proven ability to maintain desktop and server hardware and software.. General Skills:. Adjusts and is flexible to meet changing needs and demands of internal and external clients.. Resourcefulness and ability to take the initiative in development and completion of work projects.. Clear, effective verbal and written communication skills.. Education and Experience. Bachelor’s degree or two-year technical degree or equivalent experience.. At least 5 years experience with Windows AD and UNIX/Linux server and desktop operating systems.. At least 3 years experience with network systems. Fundamental knowledge of F5 applications, NGINX preferred.. Fundamental knowledge of automation tools, Ansible preferred.. Industry recognized certification preferred.. Equal Opportunity Employer:. In accordance with the law and in alignment with our values, Andesa seeks to hire talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to help us achieve our Andesa Forever vision. We are committed to creating a work environment that is inclusive and respectful to all potential and existing employee-owners. Therefore, we do not hire, fire, discipline, promote or make pay decisions based on characteristics that are protected by applicable laws and regulations. Protected classes may include, age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, pregnancy and/or sexual orientation.