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Linux SecOps Administrator in Richardson, TX at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We have a wonderful opportunity as a Linux SecOps Administrator to join our industry-leading client in Texas.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity with a comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities of the Linux SecOps Administrator:

  • Manage and administer our deployed information security tools.
  • Monitor and review outputs from security tools to evaluate security risks and vulnerabilities, determining where remediation or other action is required
  • Optimize security tool configuration, adding new security alerts, rules, triggers, or integrations to the tools as needs change or threats evolve
  • Research and implement new or replacement tools and associated integrations to meet new or changing information security needs
  • Work with the Information Security Office on ensuring our tools are creating outputs that meet the evidentiary requirements of our Information Security and Compliance Controls
  • Perform general Linux Administration work, including contributing to Linux Automation as part of the Cloud Platform under management
  • Execute general IT projects that deal with technologies or services not owned by our Cloud Engineering team
  • Perform Linux security optimization for our infrastructure, including tasks like OS hardening, security setting governance, and review of Linux work done by the Cloud Engineering team
  • Provide an escalation point for the Production Support organization, helping with Linux and Cloud Platform questions, engaging Cloud Engineering resources as required

Requirements of the Linux SecOps Administrator:

  • At least 4 years of Linux/Unix experience (e.g.: Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS) with advanced-level expertise working with the shell and command line tool and performing system analysis and tuning
  • Experience doing vulnerability review (e.g. CVE’s) and patch review (e.g. yum/apt updates) and determination of applicability to servers/services
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking fundamentals
  • Experience with bash scripting, as well as working knowledge of complimentary utilities such as sed, awk, sort, tr, xargs, etc
  • Understanding of protocols/technologies like HTTP, SSL/TLS, LDAP, JDBC/ODBC, SQL, HTML, XML
  • Must be willing to support an after-hours on call rotation
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • Highly motivated to learn new things
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to deliver upon project commitments independently

Job ID: 314031

Key Words: Linux SecOps administrator, Linux, security, Cloud platform, administration

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging nearly 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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