Linux System Engineer/ Architect

RHEL, LINUX, Python, KVM, Puppet
Contract W2, 12 Months
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Title: System Engineer/ Architect 
Location: Basking Ridge, NJ or Dulles, VA    
Duration: 12 Months
 Job Description:

  • Drive evolving design and architecture of our provisioning and automation tools

  • Working with management, provide guidance for the systems operations technical initiatives with clear outcomes

  • Perform planning, configuration, deployment and maintenance work associated with our production environments, supporting tens of thousands of Linux servers globally

  • Quickly and efficiently troubleshoot issues in order to provide an outstanding support for customers; determine root cause and implement permanent resolutions for more intricate issues

  • Identify areas for process and efficiency improvement within Systems Operations; recommend solutions and assist in overseeing implementation using established best practices

  • Provide technical leadership, train, and mentor team of systems administrators

  • Develop procedures and tooling that capture domain knowledge

  • Evaluate new software / hardware, and develop scalable infrastructure solutions

  • Participate in an on-call rotation with a growing team systems administrators and engineers in a 24x7 worldwide presence.


  • Experience in a role within a senior engineer capacity

  • Experience in Linux / Unix systems administration, provisioning, configuration, monitoring (Nagios, Zenoss, SNMP, etc) and troubleshooting.

  • 2 years of Software development experience and proficiency in well-known language: Python, C, Go, Perl

  • Excellent understanding of current methodologies in high performance operations and large-scale implementations.

  • Deep understanding of the Linux OS, internals, kernel & filesystems tuning, protocols and services (such as PXE, DNS, HTTP, NFS, CIFS, FUSE) and troubleshooting utilities (strace, sar, vmstat, mpstat, tcpdump).

  • Extensive experience in shell/bash scripting and configuration management and orchestration tools (Salt, Puppet, Chef, FAI, Kickstart)

  • Expertise in advanced networking subjects (TCP/IP, BGP, VLAN, Bonding/Trunking, switches, routers & firewalls).

  • Working knowledge of virtualization technology (KVM, Xen, ESXi, OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes) and Dell hardware (DRACs, Livecycle Controllers, BIOS, RAID controllers)

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills. Excellent reporting both upwards and across teams.

  • Excellent decision-making, team organization and administration. Ability to assess requirements and make recommendations for resources assignments.

  • Excellent ability to direct a team, attract, retain, motivate, coach and develop team member's for high performance.

  • Ensure the team is trained and leads continued skills development initiatives.

    Nishant Garg | 404-891-9445|

Dice Id : 10114908
Position Id : 5858408
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