Linux Systems Engneer

RHEL, Linux, PHP
Full Time
$110,000 - $120,000

Job Description

Title: Linux Systems Engineer

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Chicago, IL

Please send resume in WORD format to if you are interested in this Linux Engineer opportunity in downtown Chicago, IL (60606). This is a full-time, permanent position with a salary of $110K - $120K (might be some wiggle room here) + bonus + benefits.


  • Design, implement, and maintain physical and logical Linux-based infrastructure on a variety of hardware.
  • Collaborate with development teams on solutions for products and features.
  • Propose and test new solutions when needed (Proof of Concept).
  • Develop utilities to automate tasks.
  • Provide support (during and after business hours) for existing pro ducts and features, including:
  • Notification of incident status to stakeholders.
  • Incident diagnosis.
  • Escalation to appropriate team members.
  • Incident resolution.
  • Incident report/root cause analysis.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience with RHEL (preferred) or Ubuntu derivatives
  • Thorough understanding of:
    • Virtualization concepts (level 1 & 2 hypervisors, OS containers, app containers).
    • Basic distributed systems concepts (clustering, CAP, RAFT, erasure coding).
    • Load balancing concepts, strategies, and technologies.
    • Networking concepts (VLANs, LACP, OSI layers, VXLAN).
    • Application design (tradeoffs in monolith vs services, state storage).
    • Deployment design (CI/CD pipelines, 12 factor app concepts, dependency management).
    • Service meshes (service discovery, integration with applications).
  • Proficient at:
    • Using version control systems (Subversion, Git).
    • Advanced Bash scripting (and knowing when to avoid it).
    • Writing small apps in Python or Perl.
    • Using configuration management tools, preferably Ansible (writing roles, writing/running playbooks).
    • Verbal and written communication (emphasis on minimizing misunderstands).
    • Reading and interpreting code in various languages.
  • Proficient at configuring:
    • Apache / PHP (multiple named vhosts, TLS).
    • BIND / NSD (zone updates, BIND master / replicas).
    • Mail services - Postfix / Deovecot / amavisd (SASL, mappings,).
    • Administrating XenServer / Xen Hypervisors.


  • Familiarity with:
    • Configuring Python or Perl stacks (uWSGI, supervisord).
    • LDAP management (understanding of LDIF and complimentary commands).
    • Mail services - Postfix / Deovecot / amavisd (SASL, mappings,).
    • Administrating XenServer / Xen Hypervisors.
    • Working with Oracle Database environments.
    • PHP programming.
    • PCI compliant systems
Dice Id : 10192616
Position Id : 6953959
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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