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Sr Linux Engineer
Ref No.: 17-01106
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Position Type:Direct Placement
Position Type: Direct Placement with our Client

The Sr. Infrastructure Engineer is primarily responsible for technical engineering, implementation and support of a broad base of technologies to support our Client's global technology needs. This includes engineering and implementation as well as troubleshooting. S/he will be responsible for ensuring delivery of projects leveraging new, current, and innovative technologies to meet business needs. In addition, S/he will be responsible for assisting in capacity planning, disaster recovery, datacenter management, backups, documentation, server based application support, and tier 3 troubleshooting. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with an aptitude for learning new skills and environments quickly while multi-tasking on more than one high-priority deliverable. This person will need to have expertise in Linux.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience is required, VMWare VCP and/or MSCE certifications are a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience with Linux Servers (Ubuntu preferred), VMware, Windows Servers, SAN, Server hardware (Cisco experience preferred)
  • 3 years working experience with Cloud services (AWS and/or Azure, Office 365);
  • 3 years Linux administration experience, certification in Redhat or Ubuntu is a plus
  • Familiarity working in a Windows and Linux integrated environment (Kerberos, Centrify, and Active Directory)
  • Working experience with configuration & automation management tools (Puppet, Chef, GoCD, Jenkins)
  • Scripting experience with Python, PowerShell, Bash, Perl, or PHP-CLI
  • Proven Linux abilities to provide strong baseline of expertise. (Apache, Bind, ipfwadm/iptables, chroot, packages/dependencies/compiling, user management, clustering/HA)
  • Secondary technologies: Cisco Networking (Nexus experience preferred), CheckPoint Firewalls, Enterprise Backup technology (Commvault experience a plus), RSA Technologies, Microsoft SQL Server (2012/2014), Automation tools
  • Strong IT operations and engineering background, preferably in a financial services organization.
  • Strong technical background, strong written and oral communication skills, project management skills, and the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to spot problematic areas, analyze solutions, propose resolutions, and direct their implementation
  • Ensure that enterprise computing resources are available to the end users at all times.
  • Maintain and manage existing server, network, and application environments.
  • Implement new equipment. Plan and expand the enterprise systems infrastructure.
  • Coordinate systems capabilities with user and business needs while anticipating future requirements of both the internal systems and end users.
  • Act as a technical resource and mentor for junior staff on Infrastructure Service teams.
  • Support IT service delivery to business units 24x7, including on call and maintenance weekend rotations.
  • Assist in delivering successful change management and maintenance scheduling.