Linux Senior System Administrator

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St. Jude is anticipating hiring a Linux Senior System Administrator position. This position will be mostly focused on Azure Cloud Services and traditional Linux server responsibilities.  This person will utilize strong analytical and troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve hardware, software or other system issues. If this position sounds exciting to you, we look forward to reviewing your application. 





  • Assists in the coordination, direction, or execution of system and/or network installations, configurations, and modifications
  • Plans and carries out Systems Team planning activities
  • Tracks assigned systems or network components for purposes of performance tuning and capacity planning
  • Establishes and revises systems or network administration and operations policies and procedures to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and security
  • Supports disaster recovery (DR) software, hardware, policies, and procedures

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or four years of related experience as Network and/or System Administrator may be substituted

Minimum Experience

  • Four (4) years of lead level system administrator experience in system or network operations on in-house or comparable systems or related applications administration is required
  • Two (2) years of experience in one or more of the following areas may be applied to the required four years lead level experience: Open VMS, Win NT system management, MS-Exchange management, Unix-type operating system management, OS/400 operating system management, Lawson ERP application administration
  • Experience with scripting and automating system administration processes is required
  • Experience with Python and Pearl is preferred
  • 3 or more years of experience in Oracle and/or Postgres SQL Database Administration preferred
  • Experience with server management (e.g., Ansible, Satellite, etc.), enterprise monitoring (e.g. Nagios), and IT Service Management (e.g. ServiceNow) preferred
  • Experience in implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to Compute, Storage, Network and Security preferred
  • Experience in a multi-vendor computer/network operating and application systems environment preferred

Other Credentials

  • Certification in one of the following areas if applicable is desired: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHEL 7 and 8) and/or Oracle Database Administration

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