Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Job Type Permanent
Salary Dependent On Experience
Reference 29879

Sr. Linux Systems Engineer

My client is currently looking for a Sr. Linux Systems Engineer, this is a mixed project/operations role focused on supporting their internal infrastructure and customer facing products.  He/she will be responsible for handling day-to-day project work, including providing proof-of-concept deliverables, product analysis, technical leadership, and architectural input for multiple concurrent initiatives. Assisting and mentoring Linux Systems Administrators and Junior Systems Engineers is also a key part of this role.

This position involves participation in a weekly rotating on call schedule.


  • Providing in-depth technical guidance and mentorship

  • Working to continually improve processes and procedures with both internal and external teams

  • Enforcing technical and operational standards as set by senior engineering staff

  • Quickly adapting to an ever-changing environment

  • Acting as senior most technical resource for junior administrators

  • Researching and testing unfamiliar technologies

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Minimum (Necessary) Qualifications:

  • 4+ years’ experience maintaining enterprise Unix/Linux environments.

  • 2+ years’ experience SOAP and REST interfaces, experience working with API’s

  • 4+ years’ experience with J2EE, SQL, ZFS, Perl, RHE, Rails, Grails, LDAP

  • 2+ years’ experience working with Puppet (preferred), Chef, or other configuration management and deployment frameworks

  • 3+ years’ experience with apache, tomcat, scripting languages, SSL, web protocols

  • 2+ years’ experience managing and administering MySQL (preferred), PostgreSQL, or other SQL based relational databases

  • Experience with event management, incident handling, and problem resolution

  • Strong communication, documentation, and analytical skills

  • The ability to handle stressful situations and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Working knowledge of ITIL, ITSM, and INFOSEC best practices

  • Ansible, Salt, fabric, or other automation tools experience

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