Linux Systems Engineer/Architect

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $45 - $55 per hour
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Linux Systems Engineer/Architect

job summary:
  • Engineer/Architect Linux environment for a global biomedical research organization. - The candidate will be accountable for the technical design, service management aspects and automation of the Linux environment to guarantee timely, efficient, accurate, and uninterrupted service to scientists. - The Linux environment includes physical, virtual (cloud & on premise) servers hosting scientific commercial & in-house developed applications. - Maximize the business value of global and local initiatives, ensuring effective alignment of IT investment with business requirements. - Develop an environment which fosters a high-performance and innovative organization.
location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $45 - 55 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Strong technical depth across infrastructure technology, primarily Linux but also Virtualization, Cloud, Process Automation.

- Drive re-architecture of existing systems to implement streamlined, well-performing, automated and scalable architectures

- Works with enterprise architecture, application and infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project.

- Responsible for analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural solution.

- Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.

- Troubleshoot complex technical issues, especially recurring problems impacting production applications

- Experience building prototypes, pilots, or full products in cloud environments

- Design, document, and maintain architecture diagrams for systems, processes, and interfaces

- Manage at the project/task level (as needed) to provide specific guidance for operations personnel on technical projects, design and implementation

- Identify and define standards & operational procedures

- Identify technical solutions to resolve technical cross platform problems

- Develop and maintain client relationships

- Continuously evaluate architectures against emerging technology trends or business growth areas and target areas of opportunity to ensure performance and capacity exceed demand

- Apply and integrate emerging technology trends to new and existing systems architecture

- Responsible for complying with Company policies and standards.

- Assists in the planning and design of new or upgraded systems. Work with operational teams to implement process improvements

- Facilitate automation deployments to reduce manual processes and improve efficiencies across systems and data centers

- Ability to manage deliverables across multiple internal and external organizations

  • Member of a global team of 5 system engineers
  • Infrastructure deployed on multiples CLIENT sites globally
  • This role coordinates closely with the Operation, Architecture, DevOps & Scientific Computing teams.
  • Architect in his core domain followed with L3 support level
  • 10 years of experience in Linux system engineering in a global enterprise
  • In-depth scripting/automation: Bash, Ruby & Python
  • Good experience in AWS Cloud Computing platform.
  • Deep knowledge in configuration management (Puppet/Chef)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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