Linux and Elasticsearch Admin

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  • Location:

    Chicago, Illinois

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    1 Year

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Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Linux and Elasticsearch Admin for an opportunity with a client located in Chicago, IL. Our client is looking for someone to work on a 1 year contract will extend yearly for right resource.

Top Skills Desired:

  • Linux Administration
  • Python Scripting (or bash/shell)
  • Experience with Monitoring tools such as Nagios
  • Elastic Search experience/knowledge


  • Provisioning, installing and operating large scale infrastructure and services with zero downtime (Elasticsearch clusters and Java services)
  • Providing Elastic stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) support and consultancy to the other development teams
  • Automating and optimizing current infrastructure, tools, and processes using Ansible, Python, Bash
  • Deploying infrastructure containers and services
  • Monitoring infrastructure and services using Graylog, Grafana, and Prometheus
  • Regularly contributing to discussions and brainstorming with thought out ideas that result in adoption and improvements of our platform, workflow or toolkit


  • Kickstart installation/configuration
  • Software installation/updates/patches via Yum
  • Monitor servers for health and status
  • Troubleshoot Linux server hardware/software/networking
  • Perform security hardening of Linux OS for compliance
  • User account administration
  • Experience with services such as DNS, NFS, LVM, rsyslog, iptables
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn new technologies
  • Ability to communicate issues with team members and/or service owners

Desired skills:

  • Experience with AWS Cloud and Services
  • Experience with scripting
  • Experience with Puppet and Ansible
  • Experience with Centrify
  • Experience with SAN storage from server side
  • Linux administration
  • Elasticsearch - installation, administration, tuning
  • ES Logstash - configuration, monitoring, tuning
  • Python and/or shell scripting
  • Data engineering experience
  • High volume log ingestion, analysis and lifecycle management
  • Networking - switches, routers, firewalls, addressing, load balancers
  • DevOps experience nice to have
  • Cloud experience a plus

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

EEO Employer

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