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For our client we are currently looking for a

Senior Linux Service Lead (m/f/d) - Frankfurt (Remote-Option is to discuss)

General information

until 31.12.2021 + Extension
Frankfurt (Remote-Option is to discuss)
full-time (100%)

Your Tasks

  • Lead a team of 20 - 30 members and perform task allocations to the team
  • Ensure Service Delivery by adhering to the agreed SLA / KPIs
  • Define and implement Service Improvement plans
  • Oversee Demand management, Incident & Change management, Problem management and Service Level Management activities in the Service
  • Drive continuous service improvements activities in the Service
  • Have regular reviews with Customer to discuss on day-to-day operational topics and conduct Team meetings regularly
  • Support team in resolving critical technical issues during crisis situations
  • Engage in problem management process for root cause determination & permanent corrective action.
  • Responsible for technical delivery of OS administration activities for mission critical production support environments
  • Plan and oversee OS upgrade and migration activities.
  • Leading the activities of Quarterly Maintenance weekends ensuring successful recovery of all the systems post activity
  • Preparation of Shift rosters for team and ensuring smooth 24x7 operations
  • Conduct Performance evaluation Appraisals for reporting team members
  • Writing solutions / estimates for RFPs
  • Implement automations for significant reduction in manual efforts through Automation platforms

Your Skills

  • Strong experience in Server OS Administration
  • Extensive knowledge on all types of Unix / Linux Flavors
  • In-depth experience in implementing an end-to-end fully secure High Availability Server environment
  • Experience on Upgrades, Migrations, Performance Tuning and advanced Root cause analysis
  • Should be proficient in scripting
  • Should be proficient in Automation solutions
  • should be able to work with colleagues from different cultures
  • Experience in running operations with ITIL processes / ITIL certified.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent Business Communication skills
  • Excellent in Verbal, written communication
  • Creative thinking in implementing Service improvements (Automation, Incident reduction, etc.)
  • Willingness and flexibility to learn new technologies
  • Scale up quickly and adapt to different roles as the situation demands


We look forward to receiving your application documents in electronic form.