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Linux Systems Engineer

The Judge Group • Atlanta, GA

Posted 6 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Engineering, Information Technology


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Job Description

Our client is currently seeking a Linux Systems Engineer

No C2C or 1099- W2 only
Perm role

The Linux Engineer will be responsible to day-to-day systems engineering duties (build/run) with a focus on Linux systems. The engineer should be well-versed in Red Hat and derivatives (RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Fedora): design, build, maintain, orchestrate, policy, and enterprise management. In-depth knowledge of VMware ESX would be preferred as well as an operational understanding of Dell Poweredge servers.

Additional technologies: Veritas Netbackup, Spacewalk and/or RHN Satellite, Puppet and/or Chef, Docker and/or LXC, container orchestration. In-depth understanding of enterprise authentication and authorization. Ability to work well with application engineers, developers, and QA analysts. Working knowledge of scripting languages: (required) Bash, Python; (bonus) Ruby, Perl, Go; (nice-to-have) C, C++, JavaScript/Node, HTML, PowerShell. Working knowledge of basic infrastructure services: SMTP, DNS, FTP, NTP, SSH, LDAP, Kerberos, TLS, SSL, HTTP, and SNMP. Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL.

Defines, designs/architects, builds, implements and maintains Linux systems and servers; responsible for server administration and engineering:
Builds Linux servers and configures networks; both physical and virtual.
Proposes and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance and reliability of the Linux system
Provides ongoing care/maintenance of servers, reviewing logs and managing issues
Manages load configuration of central data communication processor and makes recommendations for purchase or upgrade of data networks
Coordinates terminal orders and cable installation, network system planning, installing, monitoring, testing, and servicing
Approves action requests and specifies purchase requirement, 'spec'ing' out hardware and getting cost quotes
Negotiates and places orders with common carriers
Trains employees on system procedures and proper utilization


Requires in-depth knowledge and experience
Uses skills, discretion, independent judgment, best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services
Solves complex problems
Takes a new perspective on existing solutions
Works independently, receives minimal guidance
Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
Demonstrates technical expertise within their technology

Key Responsibilities

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
Lends assistance to lower level Linux Systems Administrators
Works on configurations, making suggestions and understanding how systems are integrated across platforms
Partners with Product Development by offering ideas and suggestions to implement Linux systems
Regularly takes on-call assignments
Researches and starts to innovate and design solutions that may not be documented already

Key Differentiators

Detailed knowledge of Linux systems administration and the definition, design, and implementation of network communications and solutions
Basic understanding of four or more Linux operating platforms; advanced skills and understanding of two or more platforms that are deployed and supported
Subject matter expertise (specialist) in one platform and in one or more clustering technologies
Minimum Requirements

4+ years experience in UNIX systems administration

Critical Skills

Candidate must possess a valid RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer), equivalent, or show proficiency at that level.
Candidate will be required to demonstrate scripting skills of one or more of the following languages: Bash, Python, Ruby, Node.js. The scripting demonstration will include: environmental variables, conditional statements, loops, I/O redirection, text filtering and regular expressions, arrays, variable types, text output, user input, and pipes.
Candidate will be required to demonstrate Linux proficiencies related to and including: signals, boot process (x86_64), boot process troubleshooting (including Grub 2, kernel, and initrd), disk schedulers, block device management, compare/contract current production quality file systems, network configuration and troubleshooting, system updates and general maintenance, and troubleshooting common Linux system issues.
Candidate must be able to competently discuss concepts related to: DNS architecture and data flow, system orchestration, IP tables, system profiling, capacity planning, kernel tuning, continuity (backups, restores, data integrity), multi-datacenter systems management, and basic network operations.

Additional Knowledge & Skills

General SQL Experience
Integrating applications via APIs and customizations
VMware ESX (any level of experience)
MS-Windows 2008 or greater
Physical data center experience
Veritas Netbackup
Cisco Nexus switch infrastructure


4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

Job ID: 562082
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