Senior Linux System Administrator

Clarendon Parker Bahrain

- Manama, Bahrain
Posted In 22/8/2013
Job Description
Key Result Areas:

•Maintain and manage all aspects of Linux servers maintenance from operating system installation to patch updates on a timely basis – performed when new updates are released and tested before moved to production. Estimated time 8 hours per week
•Update the operational documentation at least once per week for all the Linux servers’ configurations. Estimated time 4 hours per week
•Perform system backup on daily, weekly and monthly basis for all the servers. . Estimated time 4 hours per week
•Monitor, identify, and resolve production capacity, contention and resource deficiencies. Estimated time 5 hours per week
•Research and recommend innovative ways to automate system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale – to be delivered three months after joining. Estimated time 3 hours per week
•Priories weekly issues and address the top faults proactively and under minimum supervision. Estimated time 4 hours per week
•Provide weekly and monthly report related to infrastructure availability as well as other information reporting requirements required. Estimated time 2 hours per week

Key Performance Indicators:

•Close 95% of received issues/problems within defined SLA
•Rollout new releases, patches and upgrades of Linux as per the agreed timelines
•Carry out 80/20 Pareto analysis per quarter and define top 10 issues
•Create minimum of 30 knowledge base entries yearly
•95% of all Linux servers operational documentation, configurations, procedures and processes should be updated and published
•Maintain an availability of Linux systems of 95% for internal applications and 99% for customer facing Linux system.
•Achieve an internal customer satisfaction index of 90%
•Achieve at least 3 improvements to section's operations and support procedures
Once Off Projects
•Create operational documentation of all Linux servers con

Job Category

Job Requirements



Career Level


Job Type

Full Time


2 Open Positions





Degree Level

Bachelor's degree

Faculty / Institute



Business Administration





Residence Location



English - Very Good
Arabic - Fluent / Excellent

Own a Car


Have Driving License


Job Skills
Need to know:

•In depth knowledge of advanced Linux operating system (Red Hat or Ubuntu certification is a plus)
•Working knowledge and experience with programming and shell scripting (e.g. PERL, Python, BASH, AWK, RegEx...etc)
•Working knowledge and understanding of telecom services (e.g. DNS, Mail, Web Hosting, NMS, Database…etc)
•Working knowledge and understanding of Networking (CCNA or CCNP is a plus)
•In depth knowledge of servers/computers hardware and software

Able to:

•Able to communicate technical issues to nontechnical and technical audiences
•Analyze and choose between options where the solution is not always obvious
•Develop project plans and organize own workload on a timescale of 1–3 months
•Adapt to rapidly changing priorities without losing sight of overall plans and priorities
•Negotiate with suppliers when it comes to technical details of solutions and fixes
About The Company

Established in 2003, Clarendon Parker Bahrain is an International Recruitment Specialist Consultancy based in Bahrain’s Seef Business District. We specialise in mid to senior level professional, managerial, technical recruitment and staffing solutions in Bahrain and beyond. Our multinational team of consultants are experienced professionals within the fields they represent. Each consultant brings strong industry links and knowledge to better understand your business requirements. We know the market and we know our candidates!

Our team of dedicated consultants specialise in the following industries:

Accounting, Finance & Banking
Logistics & Customer Service
Secretarial & Administration
Human Resources & Recruitment
Engineering & Construction
Marketing & PR
Oil and Gas

The current range of services includes permanent and temporary recruitment, recruitment advertising campaigns, employee satisfaction surveys, state-of-the-art web-based recruitment technology and HR consulting services relating to recruitment processes and activities.

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