Hiring Kit: Linux Administrator
Recruiting a Linux administrator with the right combination of technical expertise and experience will require a comprehensive screening process.
This hiring kit from TechRepublic Premium provides an adjustable framework that your business can use to find the right person for the job.
From the hiring kit:
Because of the nature of open-source technology, Linux administrators are often asked to be a jack of all trades when it comes to system administration. Not only must they handle every aspect of hardware and software management for both physical and virtual systems, but Linux administrators must also apply their broad knowledge base of network configuration, virtualization, interoperability and Windows operating systems.
According to ZipRecruiter, the salary for a Linux administrator in the United States ranges from about $47,000 per year to around $154,000 per year. The average salary in that range is approximately $105,000/year.
DETERMINING FACTORS, DESIRABLE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SKILLSETS
Beyond the stress of a chaotic environment is the stress of ever-evolving technology and system innovation. Linux administrators who can keep abreast of best practices in systems, software, hardware and network security will be more valuable to an organization than individuals who are content with their current skillset and knowledge base. Effective system administration is not a static state of being.
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