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RedHat Linux-Windows Server Administrator (3rd shift 10:00 pm - 7:30 am EST W-Sa(12h)

Date Posted: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

We are seeking a Server Administrator with strong Red Hat Linux server-based operating system skills, including Red Hat HA technology, administration, configuration management and LADP integration to join our Metlife team to bring best in class support to our businesses. The candidate must have a strong x86 hardware background and be familiar with HP ProLiant stand alone and Blade System platforms. The successful candidate will be working with various enterprise application development and core services teams to implement and maintain Red Hat Linux version 5.X, 6.X and 7.X on x86 hardware platforms. This team / role provides 24x7 support globally.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Installs and configures server hardware and software on physical and virtual servers running Linux Red Hat.
  • Troubleshoots legacy and current Linux and ESX operating system issues. Independently utilizes all available resources (knowledge bases, online resources, etc.) to ensure timely resolution of server issues.
  • Follows operating procedures and utilizes established support tools for analysis and reporting requirements.
  • Performs regular system maintenance, hardware and software upgrades, physical to virtual migrations and performance tuning.
  • Interfaces with Network Engineers, Storage Engineers, OS Engineers, Database Administrators and Application Teams to optimize systems use and configuration.
  • Actively participates in project planning to ensure timely and successful completion of projects assigned to the Linux server team.
  • Provides installation support for new applications and software releases.
  • Interfaces with hardware vendors to maintain and schedule repair of equipment in a timely manner and /or provide hardware repair and maintenance as required.
  • Provide 24 x 7 on-call support.
  • Ensure/implement the rigorous application of Information Security/Information Assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of Systems, Applications and/or Services (Hardware & Software).
  • Shell scripting (bash/ksh/etc…) in support of automation of common day to day operations
  • The candidate will be responsible for adhering to documentation for the installation, maintenance, support, and hardware/software procedures for enterprise Linux Red Hat and Windows platforms.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3+ years of experience in all phases of enterprise installation and maintenance of hardware and software systems, network and operating systems and storage management.
  • Extensive experience in Red Hat Linux 5.X 6.X and 7.X on x86 hardware.
  • Experience in administration support on x86 hardware



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience required.
  • VMware ESX management
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Computing System.
  • Experience with VMware VCF
  • Experience with Dell’s vXRail  
  • Experience with converged and hyper converged technologies
  • Experience with Python scripting
  • Working knowledge of Ansible


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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 119728


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