Infrastructure Linux Administrator, Chennai, India At The World Bank

Closing date: Saturday, 29 April 2023

Infrastructure Linux Administrator

Job #: req22235

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Information Technology

Grade: GE

Term Duration: 3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Chennai,India

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): English

Closing Date: 4/30/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

ITS Vice Presidency Context:

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations.

Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.

ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.

Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.

The ITS Enterprise Services unit, provides a wide range of technical services: data centers, system administration, database, middleware, cloud, enterprise monitoring and identity and access management.

We provide a meaningful, open, and collaborative environment. We have many interesting problems to solve, providing you an opportunity to develop your skills while contributing to the mission of the bank. We value teamwork, openness, curiosity, and persistence.


Infrastructure Linux Administrator, reporting to Operations Lead. Responsible for the design, development, implementation and operations of enterprise infrastructure Linux solutions.


Main responsibility of this position is listed below:

  •  Install and maintain up- to-date Operational System software (RHEL) patch levels, firmware, drivers, and related program products using Automation tools.
  •  Admin Linux servers onprem and cloud (AWS, Azure)
  •  Suggest and promote System Changes in accordance with documented SOPs (Standard Operational Procedures)
  •  Provide continuous monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the various application servers, systems, and associated peripherals, including adequate follow up on Problem Resolution tracking using the ServiceNow tool.
  •  Monitor and review use of systems for World Bank access control policy violations in line with World Bank’s guidelines.
  •  Ensure that the defined decommissioning and disposal procedures are followed for all hardware systems and media.
  •  Report and respond to critical security events and take corrective measures per defined security incident management processes.
  •  Follow and comply with the World Bank Group policies, processes, and procedures.
  •  Participate in audits, as needed, producing necessary documentation, reports, and explanations, and implement corrective and preventive action plans approved by unit managers
  •  Ensure that the defined decommissioning and disposal procedures are followed for all hardware systems and media.
  •  Report and respond to critical security events and take corrective measures per defined security incident management processes.

Specific Activities Include:

  •  Contributes to delivery of results for client on complex issues.
  •  Collaborates within team and across boundaries
  •  Brings new and different insights.
  •  Actively contributes to and readily applies WBG’s body of knowledge for internal and/or external client solutions.
  •  Leverages available data and makes timely decisions.
  •  Ability and willingness to work, learn and contribute to internationally diverse team environment
  •  Take personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, while working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  •  Able to present and explain technical information to diverse types of audience (management, users, vendor, and technical staff)

Selection Criteria

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 2 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Experience in automating administrative tasks using scripting languages like Python, Shell script, etc.,
  •  Experience with Unix/Linux Administration.
  •  Experience working on AWS and Azure Cloud.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.


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