Senior Linux Systems Engineer

  • location: Deerfield, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $110,000 - $135,000 per year

job description

Senior Linux Systems Engineer

The Sr Linux Systems Engineer is responsible for:

  • Working with the SAN/Database/Application administration teams to provide day-to-day, and on-call support for Linux and AIX platforms
  • Configuration and maintenance of successful backups for Linux and AIX systems.
  • Defining Linux hardware and software requirements, acquisition, installation and configuration.
  • Creating documentation of activities, system changes, procedures, policies and standards for the Linux architecture.
  • Providing direct support to Database Administrators, and Application Engineers.
  • Assisting software development teams to effectively use the computing infrastructure in accordance with corporate standards.
  • Developing custom tools in SaltStack, python, and bash, to automate system management.
The successful candidate will have:

  • BA/BS degree.
  • 5 - 8 years experience administering Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in a medium to large datacenter.
  • Any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of RHEL kernel tuning, security, and diagnostic tools.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of RHEL patching and software management tools, including Red Hat Satellite, Pulp, or similar.
  • Experience managing, tuning, and troubleshooting, VMware based virtual machines.
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and deploying RHEL templates in VMware vSphere.
  • Experience with vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator.
  • Experience in configuration management and automation using SaltStack, or similar technologies.
  • Experience with Centrify, or other centralized authentication technologies.
  • Experience supporting fiber channel storage on RHEL.
  • Experience with HIPAA, SOX, and/or PCI compliance.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment while interfacing with multiple internal clients.
  • Experience with EMC Networker, EMC Avamar, or other enterprise backup solutions.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Strong scripting experience in bash, ksh, python, perl
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP and related protocols (HTTP, FTP, NFS, etc...)
  • Working knowledge of MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and other databases on RHEL.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Working knowledge of SELinux.
Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with DataDomain.
  • Experience with BMC Remedy.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with AIX, and IBM Power7/Power8 systems.
  • Experience with CyberArk.
  • Experience with Docker Enterprise Edition.
  • Experience with Dell EMC vxRack.
  • Experience with git, or other revision control systems.
  • Experience with Vormetric, or other encryption technologies.

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