Linux-Ubuntu Support Specialist

Linux-Ubuntu Support Specialist – Contract – Redwood City, CA / Santa Clara, CA – $53.00-$63.00/ Hr.
The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

A Technology Service and Consulting Company is seeking a Linux-Ubuntu Support Specialist in Redwood City, CA / Santa Clara, CA.

Role Description

• Provides complex technical support, planning, and coordination for End User touch points of the distributed computer environment, including desktop, software, and hardware installation, support and distribution, and remote access technologies.
• Performs analysis, diagnosis, installation, and resolution of complex desktop computer, operating system, application software and hardware technologies, and associated problems.
• Performs analysis, diagnosis, installation, and resolution of remote access technologies and associated problems.
• Performs analysis, diagnosis, coordination, and planning of horizontal network cable management processes including installation, moves, adds, changes, and repairs.
• Provides complex technical input to the Desktop Services team and assumes a supporting role in selecting and utilizing appropriate tools and techniques for timely service delivery.
• Works independently with little to no direct supervision in analysis, design, and implementation of desktop solutions to fulfill business unit requirements.
• Acts as a technical liaison with user groups and other IT partners for systems support and implementation. Provides an effective interface among users, vendors, IT partners, and consultants in evaluating technical issues and products.
• Responsible for partnering with the business units supported to understand the business impact of support issues.

Skills & Requirements

• Syncing passwords (JNJ domain with offline Linux)
• Giving users Sudo rights. (edited)
• Updating JNJ certificates within Linux in order to connect to JJWifi
• Setting up LUKS encryption passwords
• Setting up Static IP's
• Installing programs
• Setting up Landscape dev
• Running JNJ scripts
• Setting up dual screen resolution
• Reinitiate CISCO AnyConnect software
• Running script to setup the JNJ Follow You Print.
• College degree in Business or Computer Science
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
• 5+ years of progressive experience in the desktop environment, at least 1 year with desktop Linux environment, knowledge of validated systems (GxP)
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of Windows desktop operating systems
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of Linux on the desktop, requires previous Ubuntu experience (18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS) - KEY requirement - knowledge of how scripts work - shell scripts, pearl
• Intermediate knowledge of the Windows Server Operating System and the ability to per
• Ability to perform troubleshooting and analysis of PC hardware, PC operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 10, Linux) and office automation software, with expert level knowledge in at least one area of specialization.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of dual boot setup (Windows 10, Windows 11, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS) desktop operating systems
• Ability to perform troubleshooting and analysis of Microsoft Office 365
• Intermediate knowledge and understanding of LAN environments
• Intermediate knowledge of communication protocols
• Intermediate knowledge of LAN based e-mail systems (e.g., Outlook, MS Exchange)
• Creativity and advanced problem solving skills that lead to effective solutions to complex and varied problems.

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

Additionally, this position is a contract role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical, dental or vision benefits.

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• 401K
• Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)

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Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran.

In accordance with applicable federal and state law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays U.S. Corporation will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information. #1142921


Job Type
Technology & Internet Services
Redwood City, Santa Clara
Software Development
$53.00-$63.00/ Hr.

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