TCI has an immediate need for a UNIX/Linux System Engineer in Egan, MN. This is not a Corp2Corp opportunity. This is a long-term contract opportunity with the possibility of hire. In addition to competitive, market-rate based pay, TCI provides all our Consultants with Comprehensive Medical/Dental Insurance, 401k, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability benefits.



The UNIX/Linux System Engineer will join the Midrange System Administration teams and provide UNIX / Linux System Operational Upgrade/Availability services for an assigned set of applications. The scope includes the full range of system life-cycle phases including, Build, Application /Service Provisioning, Operations and Decommissioning.

This position will primarily be working with the team to build and/or upgrade virtual and physical hosts with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Distribution from SLES 11 to SLES 12/15 using Ansible and adding storage using VMWare tools. Other duties assigned will include contribution to break/fix activities, Disaster Recovery assistance and other Operational Availability tasks.

  • Upgrade of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Distribution from SLES 11 to SLES 12.x / SLES 15.x.
  • SME level Unix / Linux System Administration, infrastructure support and automation support.
  • Installation and maintenance of OS.
  • Contributor to Incident, Problem and Change Management processes.
  • User Support / Problem resolution.
  • Automating existing processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 7 years of experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Experience dealing with management of large (1000 systems) environments.
  • Experience with Linux (SuSE and Red Hat).
  • Experience upgrading SUSE environments.
  • Experience with patch management.
  • Experience with VMWare.
  • Have some understanding with configuration management of large environments, utilizing automation tools such as: AWX Tower, Ansible or other configuration management frameworks.
  • Ability to take customer requirements and create scalable configuration models to support them.
  • Process Implementation and documentation.
  • Experience using Change/Incident Management tools (ServiceNow).
  • Senior in Linux OS Administration.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems from the Application tier, through the OS and Network tiers.
  • Unix Shell Scripting.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance.
Preferred (but not required) Qualifications
  • Expertise with CONTROL-M.
  • Expertise with SMT and custom patch solutions for SuSE and Red Hat systems.
  • Expertise with GIT/ GitLab/Ansible/Anisible Tower (AWX).
  • Experience with Cassandra.
  • Experience with Oracle CRS (installation/configuration/maintenance).
  • Expertise with custom AutoYaST and Kickstart deployments.
  • SOX/PCI Compliance Management.
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