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Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Cleveland, OH 44113

Posted: 10/24/2023 Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 25492639

Job Description

Integrated Talent Strategies is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Engineer for a hybrid opportunity in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This role is for someone with at least 5 years of IT experience and is a full-time permanent opportunity with a pension, 6% 401k match, stock equity, and fantastic Healthcare Benefits.
Senior Linux Systems Engineer deploys custom software and services deployed on Linux systems within the enterprise. This position will focus on providing technical support to a team of Engineers and Service Delivery integrators on Linux / Unix-based Enterprise Configuration Managed solutions. The Engineer will create full configuration management-driven systems, execute life-cycle service models, and ensure integration with other systems works as designed. The Engineer will document existing and newly deployed configuration management solutions. This role will focus on complex troubleshooting and support within all levels of the organization. The role will utilize ITIL practices to support new and existing line of business Linux deployments. The position will focus on Linux platform delivery, including the following: Maintaining Linux service catalog, and defining and maintaining system change management policies and programs.
Strategy & Planning
  • Perform analysis of the organization's business needs, translate a line of business requirements into use cases, design and implement services for automating system delivery.
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain Linux delivery catalog.
  • Implement service-level standards and practices for Linux deployments.
  • Participate in the development of standards and decisions regarding changes to systems/applications. Provide technical leadership and vision.
  • Identify open-source tools, languages, and technologies for accelerating system delivery by leveraging automation and infrastructure orchestration techniques.
  • Define methods and practices for executing change management policies in medium-scale server environments.
  • Develop practices and processes for applying security controls into the continuous integration lifecycle.
  • Analyze new emerging technologies in the Configuration Management space and translate the functionality of the new technology into an effective IT vision and strategy
  • Keep up-to-date on business trends and the latest technology innovations to forecast solutions, and anticipate emerging business changes
  • Collaborate with other technologists across the enterprise to assess current capabilities and bridge the gaps with legacy and future systems.

Acquisition & Deployment
  • Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for Linux systems and software in conjunction with application developers.
  • Advanced server scripting abilities using Bash Shell, Perl, and/or Python.
  • Engage in the planning, design, development, and effectuation of improvements with a focus on simplification and optimization of processes.
  • Meet with clients, peers, and decision-makers to define business requirements and system goals, and identify and resolve business systems issues.

Operational Management
  • Administer/support the policies, procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure Linux system security through secure system access, monitoring, control, and routine security evaluations.
  • Participate in standard configuration, management, and maintenance tasks for related file systems, input/output systems, networking, clustering, storage, and applications.
  • Implement, perform and test application high availability solutions to meet required levels of application availability.
  • Implement, perform and test application disaster recovery solutions to meet required levels of application recoverability.
  • Work with the team to anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on all Linux systems.
  • Collaborate and support application development teams throughout project lifecycles.
  • Implement effective system monitoring.
  • Design, gain approval for, and execute modifications to Linux systems in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • Ensure secure user access and role validation processes.
  • Perform Linux server/database transaction and security audits leading to the identification and mitigation of security threats to enterprise data. Recommend and implement changes where necessary.
  • Create required reports in response to business user needs.
  • Develop, document, and maintain Linux system training materials and systems documentation for educating end users and new IT staff.
  • Mentor and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.
  • Participate in capacity planning and performance management activities.

Incidental Functions
  • Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
  • Attend, and periodically lead meetings with the team.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
  • Assist with Change Management preparations and implementations, providing technical subject matter expertise.
  • Provide periodic 24-7 on-call support of specific functions.
  • Some travel may be required
  • Working outside the standard office 7.5 hours workday may be required;on-call availability.
Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.G., Information Technology, Electronics, and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience
  • 5+ years of IT experience
  • 5+ years of experience designing and deploying Linux-based virtualization systems (VMWare, OVM, XEN, or other experience preferred).
  • Experience deploying applications, databases, and virtualization services.
  • Experience performing Linux security vulnerability detection and remediation (Qualys preferred).
  • Understanding of DNS, TCP/IP, load balancing, and network concepts.
  • Understanding of automation and deployment tools (Puppet, Chef, Ruby, Jenkins, GIT, Python, Shell scripting, or similar).

Preferred Experience
  • Experience applying practices to storage administration.
  • Experience implementing Linux server hardening and security practices. Experience implementing PCI and HIPPA compliance standards preferred.
  • Experience implementing ITIL-based service catalog for Linux platforms.
  • Software development experience.
  • Working knowledge of database technologies (Oracle clustering and ASM, MongoDB, Mysql, and/or DB2).
  • Systems Administration experience.
  • Understanding of container technology

Personal Attributes
  • Strong and comprehensive verbal and written communication.
  • Responsive and alert to new learning opportunities, growth, and development of technical, interpersonal, and business skills;able to recognize and address areas needing improvement.
  • Motivated and competent to contribute appropriate time and effort to work needing attention.
  • Attentive to detail with a focus on accurate and timely results.
  • Organized and able to prioritize tasks, responding effectively to competing needs.
  • Attentive and reactive to customer needs and concerns.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Able to contribute to team effort and individual achievement.
  • Strong commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.

Meet Your Recruiter

Robert Stutzman
Account Manager

Specializing in Healthcare.

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