Senior Linux Systems Engineer

  • location: Boston, MA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $120,000 - $140,000 per year

job description

Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

Looking for a Principal Systems Engineer with a passion for building and supporting platform infrastructure in co-lo and cloud environments using the latest open source automation, management and monitoring tools.

On the Job

  • Participating in general architecture discussions representing Platform Engineering
  • Linux configuration, orchestration, and performance tuning
  • Ansible/Chef provisioning and configuration management
  • Load balancing with HA-Proxy and Citrix MPX/VPX
  • Multiple environment networking: AWS, SoftLayer, DNS, LDAP, and SMTP
  • Bash and Python scripts for SoftLayer and AWS tasks
  • Collaborating and consulting with developers, QA and support engineers, representing best practices for platform infrastructure
  • Ensuring the security of our data and computing assets
  • Provide backup support to NOC for troubleshooting and resolving production system issues
  • Participate in 24/7 Tier 2 on-call support for the production platform
  • Supporting Dockers/Kubernetes containerization work
  • Research, design and architect new tools and procedures for continually improving our operational efficiency
  • Mentoring and training systems engineers

  • Able to understand the big-picture platform and communicate it effectively to other engineers
  • Strong Linux knowledge. Comfortable working with Centos and Ubuntu servers from the bare metal up
  • Solid networking skills. Able to troubleshooting connection and latency performance issues between multiple environments including AWS, SoftLayer, and with our data integration partners
  • AWS experience in automation, security, and properly using cloud services
  • Experience in Python or similar scripting language
  • Experience building platform services for monitoring and implementing alerts in an infrastructure environment
  • Experience with Ansible/Chef or similar deployment and automation
  • Experience working with Internet protocols like DNS, HTTP, and TCP/IP
  • Experience working with Linux distributions like Centos and Ubuntu,, its tools & utilities, and hardware / OS integration
  • Bachelor's or Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience

  • Software development experience in a platform services organization
  • Experience building platform APIs (AWS) and integrating with third party APIs
  • Experience with SQL databases like PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience building large scale distributed fault tolerant platforms built on AWS or other Cloud/Hosting provider

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