System Analyst - SAP Linux (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco's success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes "America's Best Employers".

The System Analyst - SAP Linux will join the SAP Linux team at Costco, participating in the administration of the Red Hat/Suse Linux environments, integration of licensed and/or OEM software packages, as well as all strategic and tactical planning of the environment required to meet Costco-specific business needs. The individual filling this role will also be expected to deliver excellent customer service and to interact in a highly effective manner with other team members and management. Costco is looking for a creative individual who can effectively manage projects and multiple tasks to meet business objectives.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST "to work for" companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.

  • Implements and maintains enterprise-class Red Hat | SUSE Linux Unix solutions that support the enterprise SAP Landscape.
  • Designs and implements a toolset that simplifies provisioning and supports on premises and on Azure.
  • Works closely with SAP Application teams to create a continuous integration pipeline focused on automation.
  • Works closely with SAP Application and Database administrators to standardize and automate deployments.
  • Plans and executes major platform software and operating system upgrades and maintenance across a highly virtualized environment.
  • Manages the planning, implementation, and upgrade of OEM packages.
  • Manages system resources to assure maximum system performance and appropriate additional capacity for peak periods and growth.
  • Plans, configures, and implements features on the Red Hat | SUSE Linux platforms that improve availability, response time, and monitoring of key system metrics.
  • Collaborates with the Enterprise Linux team to design and review decision documents.
  • Provides support to the user community using incident and problem management tools, email, and voicemail.
  • Serves as a mentor and provides guidance and training to other team members and I.S. personnel.
  • Creates and maintains detailed up-to-date technical documentation.

  • IT experience and Red Hat Linux experience in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with a diverse range of orchestration suites and tools, including, but not limited to: Puppet Enterprise, HP Operations Orchestration, GitLab, GitHub, Terraform, Ansible.
  • Demonstrated ability with programming and scripting languages including, but not limited to, Python, Powershell, and shell scripting.
  • Experienced in working closely with development teams to define and optimize CI/CD pipeline processes.
  • Proven ability to perform custom RPM builds.
  • Strong Cloud experience in Azure.
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or SUSE certification or higher certification or equivalent engineering experience.
  • Experience with Satellite, preferably 6.0 and newer.
  • Experience developing and documenting standard operating procedures and best practices in a technical repository.
  • Demonstrated ability in Systems Management and Administration (applying fixes, loading the OS, creating Gold images, resolving system issues, working with suppliers to resolve issues, etc.).
  • Strong scripting language expertise.
  • Strong focus on design, build, deployment, security, system hardening, and securing services.
  • Proven expertise in Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning.
  • Understanding of Configuration Management and Change Management Best Practices.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to logically think through problem situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to partner with others in the area or company to deliver quality solutions.
  • Able to work effectively and produce consistent results with minimum supervision. Self-motivated, responsible, conscientious, and detail-oriented.
  • Able to work well under pressure and handle crisis situations professionally.
  • Strong experience with services in Enterprise - Active Directory, DNS, Apache, Tomcat.
  • Strong understanding of Kerberos, cross-realm authentication, and Kerberized services.
  • Proven experience reviewing and comparing multiple platform options for a given application and collaborating with appropriate teams to choose the right platform.
  • Available for periodic off-hours work, including weekends and holidays and be able to provide 24x7 on-call support as necessary.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent formal training and experience.
  • 8 years' IT experience and 6 years' of Red Hat Linux experience in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with VMWare and virtualized environments.
  • Willingness to mentor others team members.
  • Working knowledge of Python scripting language.

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

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Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Applicants and employees for this position will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas.
More Information on Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA and Tucson, AZ. Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983. It has 54818 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 80 open jobs at Costco Wholesale, click here.
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