Systems Engineer / Administrator Contract – Pittsburgh

Currently looking for a Linux Systems Engineer/Administrator for a 6 month contract in Pittsburgh. Please see details below. Send resumes to

Job Description:

  • Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and Internet system or a segment of a network system.
  • Responsible for monitoring network to ensure network availability to all system users.


  • Associate degree in computer related field required.
  • Bachelor degree in computer science preferred.
  • 5-7 years experience required. Skills and Competencies:
  • Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time.
  • Ability to identify, interpret and evaluate system and network requirements.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software as it related to LAN/WAN.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations. Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
  • Configure, monitor and maintain email applications or virus protection software.
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.

Required Experience

  • Software Skills      Linux                     Yes    4 – 6 Years
  • Software Skills      Apache                  No      2 – 4 Years
  • Technical Skills     Communications    No      2 – 4 Years

Additional Skills: 

1. Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3,4, and 5

2. Deep knowledge of TCP/IP and HTTP networking protocols

3. Excellent communications and organizational skills

4. Understanding of the Apache Webserver architecture

5. Ability to use standard linux commands (commands such as grep, gawk/awk, or sed) to search logs for patterns and recognize such patterns

6. Basic understanding of Load Balancers, Netscaler and/or F5 would be advantageous.

7. An ability to understand and adapt to the sensitive nature of communications of security -related events

8. Understanding of log files and patterns

9. Understanding of DNS


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