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Linux System Engineer/Automation Engineer


Looking to hire a Senior Level Linux System Administrator, Engineer, Architect, and System Automation Developer to enhance the global Linux server team.  You must be able to interact with senior level peers in Network, Storage, Windows, and Technical Architecture groups.  The ideal candidate will have a solid Linux System Administration background and be able to use development skills in Perl and Shell to expand the already mature Linux environment.

Soft Skills:

-Minimum 5 years working in a competitive, performance driven industry.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Experience working in fast paced, aggressive companies.
-Strong entrepreneurial spirit.
-Ability to work with people in various organizations.
-Able to accommodate a flexible work schedule and an on-call environment.


-Convert existing LDAP server managing Linux Directory Services (users, groups, netgroups, automount maps, etc.) to use AD (Windows Active Directory).  Company already has smaller environments utilizing AD with Centrify as a conduit between Linux and Windows AD.
-Investigate SSD/PCIe RAMDISK solutions in conjunction with database, storage, and development teams to develop a solution for processing large amounts of data quickly.
-Enhance in-house developed monitoring tools to detect potential problems seen from a server perspective to allow for proactive problem resolution.
-Create a new development and proving ground for company technologies.
-Linux, vSphere (VmWare), Server Hardware support is shared by all team members.  Some of the most interesting problems in company businesses are resolved by this group.  While not responsible for level 1 calls (company has an operations desk to deal with those), the more interesting problems are passed to this group.
-Investigate next generation server hardware, Linux OS, and virtualization technologies.  Company currently runs Red Hat 6.4, VmWare vSphere 5.1/5.5, primarily on HP hardware.  As new Intel Haswell based systems, RHEL 7, and vSphere versions are released, company is always trying to stay ahead of this technology.


-Extensive experience with Linux preferably Red Hat.
-Knowledge of Linux software development tools, like compilers, debuggers, memory profilers and how they are used in a RHEL environment.
-Detailed understanding of IP and Ethernet networking concepts and how they are implemented and operate in a Linux environment.
-Experience configuring, supporting and troubleshooting network-related issues in a Linux environment.
-Ability to configure and maintain NFS, SMTP, LDAP and autofs subsystems.
-Skilled with Linux performance measuring and tuning tools like top, ntop, sa, psacct and oprofile, as well as commercial systems.
-Experience working with Network and Storage teams.
-Experience in automating all aspects of Linux system administration including mass server buildouts; server surveys, inventory, and asset management; patch management.
-Senior level Perl programming experience including object-oriented concepts.
-Linux troubleshooting experience.
-Solid experience with Veritas products:  VCS, VxVM, VxFS, helpful.
-Linux LDAP integration with Windows AD helpful.
-Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or related engineering or science curriculum.

Other Skills:

-VmWare – Understanding of VmWare Concepts (Virtual Center, ESX Host, Virtual Machines) and the ability to access Virtual Machines through Virtual Center
-HP Blade Systems - Understanding of HP Onboard Administrator, HP C3000, HP C7000 Hardware, BL460 Blades, BL685 Blades, etc.
-HP DL series server experience helpful
-Basic Windows administration knowledge helpful
-Basic understanding of SAN and NAS storage
-Puppet experience helpful
-Experience dealing with exchange colocations helpful

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