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Principal Systems Engineer- Linux Systems
Ref No.: 17-14842
Location: Trumbull, Connecticut
Position Type:Contract
This role is an existing role and will report to the Director, Systems Engineering ?? VP, Infrastructure Services ?? GVP, ITIO
Manages the Linux Systems team and execute upon tactical and strategic directions to maintain and advance the Linux Systems platform environment.
 Manage Enterprise Linux server operating environment, including core services and patching
 Provide direction, strategy, and architecture for improving performance, availability, and automation of administrative tasks
 Design, secure, plan, deploy, monitor and automate enterprise server infrastructure
 Develop server build templates and processes
 Troubleshoot Linux Server fault and performance issues, and provide solutions
 Champion efforts to improve process through automation
 Mentor junior level administrators
 The person in this role will influence and drive the Linux server management strategy and direction to improve and advance the capabilities with this platform. This person will also keep the Linux server environment operating optimally and keep the environment highly available, well performing, and secure
Internal relationships with other teams within ITIO and some contact with other STG groups
Bachelors’ degree or equivalent preferred
Relevant Linux certifications. Specifically RHCE
7 to 10+ years IT experience with at least 6 years (8+ years preferred) providing Linux server administration and management
 Deep understanding of the Linux Server operating system internals (RHEL 5, 6 or 7)
 Experience managing an enterprise Linux Server environment of 800+ servers
 Strong understanding of supporting technologies; storage, networking, security, virtualization
 Scripting and automation skills
 Understanding of NFS management, Satellite and Puppet
 Ability to harden and secure Windows servers
 Superior problem solving and troubleshooting skills
 Understanding of File permissions management
 Ability to clearly communicate findings, recommendations, and solutions
 Experience with Oracle DB server, Oracle RAC Clusters, and IIS a plus
 Experience with Automated Deployments