Linux Administrator, IT Operations


Location: Regents Centre North (PHX-52N1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 21926 

Overview

Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.

 

You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.

 

What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.

 

Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

This job is a member of the Information Technology Team, within Infrastructure Midrange team. This position will be responsible for designing, automating, engineering, deploying, and administering both physical and virtual servers in our self-managed data centers. We use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris operating systems. We support a 24x7x365 environment that includes both internal and external customers.

 

Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​Responsible for software installations, system builds, scripting, system patching
  • Evaluates new OS releases, test in the lab, and develop templates for production deployments
  • Develops and deploys monitoring solutions to keep our systems running smoothly
  • Develops new automated solutions to support current processes
  • Maintains access control lists, disk storage management, data backup, and recovery
  • Maintains and configures infrastructure tools to monitor and manage the environment health
  • Drives solutions for problems escalated from other teams and collaborates with Engineering for overall stability and management of the production environment
  • Identifies and implements improvements to the process, procedures, documentation, and systems
  • Participates in 24 X 7x365 on-call pager rotation as part of a larger team
  • Provides off-hours coverage and support for maintenance during outage windows or planned upgrades

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • ​​​​Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 3 years of experience administering Linux (RHEL) in a production environment
  • 3 years of experience managing systems and applications in a VMWare environment
  • 2 years of experience with automating and scripting server builds or other daily task

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ​​​​5+ years of experience administering Linux (RHEL) in a production environment
  • 3+ years of experience managing systems and applications in a VMWare environment
  • 3+ years of experience with automating and scripting server builds or other daily tasks
  • Airline experience and knowledge a plus
  • Proven ability to efficiently diagnose an issue, as well as propose and implement a solution
  • Ability to draft and formalize technical documentation
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of server hardware, operating system, and application monitoring
  • Experience managing systems that use network-based storage solutions (SAN and NAS)

Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications (Continued)

  • Experience with managing server networking (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, firewalls)
  • Experience with account and rights assignments
  • Experience creating scripts in a professional environment
  • Experience with disaster recovery and high availability systems.
  • Experience with Oracle Solaris
  • Ability to provide off-hours coverage and support for maintenance during outage windows
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and adjust messaging based on the audience, including non-technical groups
  • Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 21926 

Company
American Airlines
Posted
09/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Phoenix, AZ 85001, US