Job Description

Role: UNIX  & Linux Support lead

Level: Associate Manager

Location: Riyadh

Duration: 1 year fixed term contract with a possibility of extension

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Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Maintain UNIX/Linux Operating System    

·         Create and maintain environment for running batch jobs associated with daily batch cycle and batch reporting subsystem    

·         Work with LAN/Network personnel to ensure compatibility with LAN applications and peripheral hardware to provide end users with reliable and stable working environment

·         Support and maintain other vendor database software installed on the LAN servers

Perform User Access Management

Apply Patches and Upgrades as necessary. Perform tasks for Backup and Recovery Management including High Availability
Perform/Implement Security Monitoring and audit to identify any possible security intrusions or breaches.

·         Experience supporting day-today administration functions including user account management and script creation

·         Install and configure storage arrays and allocate SAN and NAS storage to different OS platforms and/or administer ZFS storage pools, file system, snapshots and clones.

·         Troubleshoot Hardware Issues, Installation and testing of computer peripherals

·         Designing, installing and configuring new/existing Linux/Unix systems.

·         Ownership of planning and implement complex Linux/Unix changes and work packages.

·         Linux/Unix troubleshooting, remediation and fault-finding skills.

·         Offer expert knowledge within the Linux/Unix product range to internal/external client teams.

·         Design automation solutions using tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Scripts to address new requirements to remove manual effort and drive quality.

·         Manage and enhance existing automations to calibrate and improve ‘checks’ further

·         Deployment of packages using central management tools

·         Server builds, upgrades, deployments, security, compliance and patching processes

·         Producing and maintaining support documentation, including knowledge sharing.

·          Follow ITIL Framework for changes, incidents, problems, risks, capacity and performance of Linux/Unix systems.




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Year of Experience:


·         Minimum 10 years of the experience

Technical Skills:


Working Knowledge & experience is must

·         RH kernel based Linux OS Administration (RHEL, CentOS , SuSe etc.)

·         IBM AIX  

Technical certifications:

·         RHCSA / RHCE certified

·         IBM AIX Certification

Other Skills (Process & Soft Skills):

·         ITIL V3 Awareness / Foundation Certified

·         Fluent in spoken & written English

·         Arabic Language (spoken: as “Nice to Have” skill)

·         Ability to communicate thoroughly through verbal and written mediums.

·         Ability to observe, ask questions, listen actively, and give and accept feedback effectively.

·         Organize and compile information from external and internal sources.

·         Communicate effectively with both external and internal customers.

·         Strong communications skills including the ability to communicate technical information in using non-technical language

  • Take part in 24x7 on-call rotation
  • Saudi nationals are preferred in line with vision Saudi 2030.
  • Work out of hours evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays at reasonable request to perform production changes

Academic Degree:

·         B. E. / B.Tech./ MCA/ MSc.

·         Other Graduates with Technical Certification is must  

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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