UNIX/Linux Consultant - Contract

Short Term Contract - 3 months +

Location - Lyndhurst, NJ


Job Description


The Senior UNIX Administrator is responsible for helping to architect, as well as implement, administer and manage the various heterogeneous UNIX/Linux technologies deployed in the organization.

  • Responsibilities also include project leadership across technical platforms and departmental boundaries, as well as systems maintenance and performance management.


  • Develop and/or recommend solutions for system architecture design across heterogeneous vendor platforms (e.g Cisco UCS, HP, IBM, Redhat Linux, et cetera).
  • Responsible for the systems analysis of business requests and the preparation of Functional Specifications and Design Documents.
  • Responsible for all UNIX/Linux systems platforms, middleware, and interface specifications, implementation and documentation of same.
  • Responsible for creating and documenting system integration, operational documentation, test plan design and coordination.
  • Perform internal consulting duties to end-users and other IS staff for complex system design and implementation projects.
  • Responsible for the development and management of complex projects and plans. The project plans will include development, testing, and implementation of the desired solution.
  • Interface with application owners, departmental users, and members of the hospital administration staff to communicate and assign task roles and responsibilities for projects.
  • Keep management informed of the project progress on a timely basis.
  • Install UNIX/Linux operating system and related software products (e.g. Connectivity tools, monitors, job schedulers, system utilities, compilers, et cetera)
  • Develop and maintain scripts to support the operational aspects of the UNIX/Linux systems infrastructure.
  • Support, maintain and develop interfaces using encryption technologies when needed for automation of secured file transfers.
  • Evaluate, test and implement new techniques and applications for secured file transfers using industry best-practices.
  • Provide complex problem diagnostics for system software, applications and application interfaces to other systems.
  • Collect and analyze system dumps, traces, logs, et cetera to determine the root cause of a problem and recommend a solution to avoid similar future outages.
  • Interface with vendors, and end-users for problem diagnostics and resolution.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, enhancing, and documenting UNIX system boot and recovery plans and procedures required in the event of a system/DBMS/Application outage.
  • Implement, test, and maintain the High Availability and hardware configuration and scripting.
  • Communicate and work with the and Technical Resources DBA staff to develop, maintain and document DBMS recovery requirements for each UNIX platform.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, enhancing, and documenting UNIX system and data security plans and procedures required to protect the intellectual property and privacy of the Hospital information. The data protection must adhere to the HIPAA compliancy specifications.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, enhancing and documenting the disaster recovery plans and procedures for all UNIX/Linux platforms.
  • Perform regularly scheduled testing of the disaster recovery plans and procedures for all UNIX/Linux platforms.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, enhancing and documenting the plans and procedures for capturing and analyzing the capacity and trends of system resource performance and utilization across the various UNIX systems components (i.e. CPU, I/O, and memory, and Storage).
  • Provide management with regularly scheduled reports summarizing the current capacity and trend of system resource utilization.
  • Provide weekly written status reports to the team lead and or manager to alert of current issues and resolution status.
  • Lead in the evaluation and introduction of emerging technology solutions and techniques.
  • Evaluate vendor products and/or solutions to address the business needs of the Hospital.
  • Must be able to develop selection criteria, organize a team for the evaluation of the product(s), and lead the technical discussions, and present the findings to the senior management of the IS Division.
  • Participate in the appropriate industry conferences and seminars to maintain excellent “leading edge” technical skills.
  • Create/maintain contacts within the healthcare industry to gather knowledge of best practices experience relating to the current and emerging technologies.



  • Bachelor’s Degree – Computer Science or Engineering or related field
  • More than 10 years’ experience.
  • PHP, Python, Bash and KSH strong programming skills
  • Working Knowledge of Puppet and Ansible
  • Working Knowledge of DevOps
  • Working knowledge of deployment and management of virtual systems and installation and configuration of common services
  • Working Knowledge with RedHat Openstack services
  • Working Knowledge with RedHat Linux v6 and v7
  • Infrastructure Administration on Cisco UCS
  • Satellite Server management and configuration



The Meridian Group is the leader in the Information Technology recruitment industry.  Our specialties include Unified Communications, Virtualization, Software as a Service (SaaS), Storage Solutions, Security, Network Infrastructure, Server Technology, ERP/CRM, and Telecommunication solutions.

We work clients that resell Cisco, EMC, VMware, Netapp, Citrix, Microsoft, Juniper, Avaya, Compellent, Dell, Oracle, and HP.

We have extensive experience helping our clients find the best talent in areas such as: Direct Sales, Channel Sales, Sales Management, Sales Engineering, Project Management, Product Management, Network Engineering, and Leadership Roles.



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