Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    Are you an Information Technology professional looking for a fast-paced, challenging and transformational environment?   Smithfield Foods, one of the country’s top consumer packaged goods companies, is looking for you!   Our Information Technology and Transformation (IT&T) team is searching for focused and driven candidates who are excited about communicating new ideas and delivering first-class technical solutions to meet the demands of a growing business.   We foster a culture that values each individual’s creativity, our environment and the communities in which we live.


    Smithfield Foods, Inc. is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Linux Administrator to support various programs and strategic initiatives within the company. The Linux Administrator is responsible for implementation, securing, administration, organization, documentation, maintenance and support of new and existing highly available application and web infrastructures such as AIX, ROC, SAP OTC, Oracle Financials, and RedHat.


    The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

    • Plan, design, install, maintain and troubleshoot highly available Linux systems including development staging, production and DR environments.
    • Conduct Linux systems administration, including performance monitoring/tuning, capacity planning, data replication/synchronization, DR environment availability, provide configuration and operation information for security audits.
    • Install, configure and manage security for Operating Systems including deployment of firewalls, IDS/IPS.
    • Manage and apply hardening standards for adopted baselines to ensure maximum protection for all environments.
    • Deploy, configure, manage and support web-hosting environments, i.e. Apache, MS IIS and load balancers for production, staging, development and test environments while supporting development teams.
    • Create and maintain systems and procedures documentation.
    • Maintain, update and configure performance monitoring system.
    • Maintain, update and configure availability monitoring systems.
    • Utilize project planning practices to focus and manage time, tasks and deliverables.
    • Use Microsoft Teams and planner to build and maintain projects and subsequently meet deadlines and produce quality deliverables on-time and within established budgets.
    • Scripting experience in Bash/Shell.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in IT, System Engineering, or related field; or equivalent combincation of education and experience, required.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Linux/AIX server administration.
    • Proficient with AIX and Redhat Linux (RHEL).
    • Experience with supporting application, database servers and containers.
    • Experience with Apache.
    • Experience with AWS, Microsoft Azure.
    • Experience with Nagios is a plus.
    • Experience scripting in Bash/Shell.
    • Certifications are a plus.
    • Understanding of Linux methodologies and best practices.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.




    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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