Tech Specialist - Escalated OS Support (Contract) | Princeton, NJ | Bloomberg Careers

Tech Specialist - Escalated OS Support (Contract)

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Princeton, NJ

Posted May 20, 2022 - Requisition No. 95192

**Please note that this position is a contract position**

The Escalated OS Support team manages a large and diverse fleet of Linux, Windows, Solaris, and AIX servers, handling all aspects of operating system administration including configuration management, task orchestration, kernel and performance tunables, and file-systems. We are driven to provide a service that focuses on process improvement as well as maintaining a culture of information sharing and teamwork.

What’s in it for you:

The Escalated OS Support role will deliver outstanding systems management and engineering skills for this global Linux/Unix and Windows computing environment. You will get to work with modern, open-source tooling while maintaining critical systems hosting a wide array of applications.

We'll trust you to:

  • Remediate host level OS issues as they relate to the environment and baseline configuration
  • Perform OS level activity including investigation, maintenance and repairment of servers

You’ll need to have:

  • Extensive experience showing progressive levels of responsibility within the realm of systems administration engineering (Linux heavy)
  • Experience with interpreted languages (such as Python, Ruby, Perl) and shell scripting (ksh or bash ideal)
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Experience working in a 24/7 production engineering organization
  • Teamwork mentality and thrive in a fast-paced, interrupt-driven systems environment
  • Solid sense of operational reality
  • Ability to prioritize work including active data center service and projects in flight
  • Desire to learn and take ownership of personal development
  • The ability to communicate timely and concise information to various teams throughout Engineering at the appropriate level of detail

We’d love to see:

  • Ability to implement basic tunables and network settings using configuration management platforms (e.g. Chef)
  • Capability to plan, implement and lead sophisticated projects
  • Motivation to improve the top and bottom line of our business
  • Excellent and rapid troubleshooting and repair skills
  • Passion for educating others and improving our team capabilities
  • Creative capabilities in a complex, fast-paced technology environment
  • Experience with LVM and network-based enterprise file-system management
  • Experience with crafting and improving documented procedures to prevent and reduce the severity of outages
  • Prior involvement in coordinating activities with vendors such as software and firmware bug reporting and remediation

Bloomberg is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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