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Post Date 4/15/2014 
Title Linux Admin 
Pay Rate Market 
Length 6-9 Months 
Location Saint Paul, MN 
Description Due to export control laws, we are not able to sponsor candidates at this time

Duration: 6 month contract to hire
Rate: Market
Location: St. Paul, MN

Linux Server Administrator Job Description:

Job Summary:

Responsibilities include day-to-day support for Linux Operating Systems, various operational utilities and server hardware, providing the technical support for SAP and associated environments. Responsible for coordinating and implementing required changes. Work with Service Managers and SAP Basis team to minimize impact. Understand and follow operational processes and policies. Work with 1st level support to ensure timely, effective incident resolution. This is a rotating on-call position (7x24).

Detailed description:

System Administrator provides technical support for fully operational, enterprise SAP server solutions.

Provides the implementation expertise to effectively deliver productive system solutions per documented standards that meet business requirements.

Participates on cross-functional teams, utilizing technical knowledge, problem assessment, and strong communication skills to provide timely resolution to enterprise server issues.

Works directly with the Technical Services teams to understand, plan, and develop implementation strategies for new technologies and business solutions.

Maintains technical aptitude by seeking and attending appropriate training to enhance skill set in preparation for the new technology implementation challenges at 3M.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

Server Installation and Maintenance

Owns primary responsibility for installation/configuration, upgrades and patches of all hardware, operating system, and operational utilities on UNIX/Linux systems

Adheres to documented, approved standards

Plans and coordinates infrastructure requests to accommodate server requests.

Monitors, schedules, and implements server storage expansions, as required for client needs

Coordinates and plans with other support groups and vendors to provide emergency and scheduled maintenance in an effective timeframe

Measures baseline of server performance and security analysis

Provides research, communicates, and implements “Best Practices” for server tuning

Facilitates inventory management

Gathers and documents system information

Maintains accurate system informational databases

Works with team to identify tasks to automate and develops automation scripts


1-2 years Technical Support, showing strong analytical skills

3-6 years of Linux (Redhat preferred) Operating System support

Participation on cross-functional teams

Strong troubleshooting skills, fault isolation and resolution.

3-6 years of systems support/troubleshooting experience

Clustering (GFS/Oracle Rac)

SAN Infrastructure–EVA/NetApp/EMC


HP Data Protector Knowledge

Scripting knowledge (Shell and Perl preferred)

HP and Dell hardware experience

HP Blades

HP Service Manager

SAP experience a plus


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

HP Hardware Certification

HP Blade Certification 
Recruiter Ted Schwerzler 
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