Linux Solution Specialist

Company Name:
Talent for Tech, Inc.
Linux Solution Specialist (full-time permanent position)
An Independent Software Vendor (our client)
Bettendorf, IA
Our client is a leader in strategic application software for the wholesale distribution industry. They are seeking a Linux Solution Specialist to help design and deliver Linux centric service offerings to internal and external customers, enabling them to maximize value of our solutions. This position provides a foundation for growth within our client and is based in their Bettendorf, IA headquarters. Their products are some of the most robust on the market. They have a strong customer base, are growing and evolving by bringing new Cloud-based solutions and services to market. GROW with them!
Responsibilities Include:
? As a member of our client's consulting and support staff, develop and define service offerings to better provide Linux infrastructure based consulting and services to customers.
? Provide IT services and problem resolution to external customers both remotely and on site, that deliver uninterrupted utilization of their systems and peripherals.
? Provide IT services and problem resolution to internal customers that deliver uninterrupted utilization of, sales, marketing, engineering, and support systems.
? Work closely with the team's Cloud Specialist to utilize Windows Azure to design cloud infrastructure, processes, and solutions. Solutions to include cloud hosted products, integration with on-premise deployed products, and cloud based managed service offerings.
? Act as a trusted advisor to customers providing technical assistance to ensure high levels of business value and satisfaction.
? Help customers optimize customer's usage of Office 365 products. Assist customers in utilizing key Office 365 features enabling customers to improve collaboration, optimize processes and realize the benefits/value of Office 365.
? Position the company to deploy Business Intelligence product offerings based on the Microsoft Power BI tools and Microsoft SQL database.
? Resolve customer questions and issues in a quality, timely and cost effective fashion.
? Learn and become a subject matter expert on the deployment, infrastructure capabilities, and technical deployments/configurations of client's offerings.
? Deliver customer and product/services related feedback to internal teams.
REQUIRED Qualifications Include:
? 2+ years administering Linux based systems.
? Experience with current/common distributions of Linux. Specifically use of SSH, Port Mapping and "Root" related administration.
? Demonstrated knowledge and experience configuring and staging on premise Linux based servers.
? Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with TCP/IP networks. Specifically configuring DNS servers, DHCP configuration, firewall software, VPN's and Cisco or Juniper router configuration.
? Experience managing virtualized machine environment using Hyper-V, VM Ware or other leading virtualization software.
? Technical experience deploying and configuring applications on Linux and Windows operating systems.
? Ability to design and implement infrastructure oriented technical solutions to support product features envisioned by product management or as needed by development team.
? Strong problem solving skills.
? Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
? Demonstrated ability in a customer facing role.
? The ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
? A Bachelor-level degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems, or related field.
? Ability to travel (targeted 10% - 15%).
PREFERRED Qualifications Include:
? The ideal candidate will have experience using, supporting and/or configuring products similar in function to our client's offerings including ERP, Accounting, Supply Chain/Distribution, CRM and/or Office 365.
? Certifications in networking from Cisco or Juniper a plus.
? Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification a plus.
? Experience with TomCat web server and MySQL a plus.
? Experience utilizing leading public cloud providers such as Microsoft, Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services or Rackspace to setup cloud infrastructure a plus.
? Experience as a customer support professional or consultant for technical offerings.
Our client offers a competitive compensation package, including healthcare benefits and a 401(k) plan with a possibility for employer matching. Their work environment is professional, yet casual.
TO APPLY OR FIND OUT MORE: Email your resume or request for info to our contracted recruiter, Brian Cortright, at: - and place your last name in the position title in the subject line.

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