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Linux Systems Engineer

Seattle, WA
Title: Linux Systems Engineer
Location: Seattle, WA
Openings: 5
Type: Long-term Contract
 
Summary:
 
We're looking for an experienced Linux System Engineer who enjoys solving problems and building new things using a combination of creativity and technical rigor. You don't have to know everything (that's why you're on a team), but we do expect good judgement and a desire to learn. The team you will be on is focused on data center consolidation, as well as supporting DC-centric core services such as DNS, configuration management, virtualization and containerization platforms, centralized storage, backups, ELK and Graphite, and data center facilities.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Manage a Linux-based ecommerce environment with about 2500 servers
  • Help migrate on-premise workloads to public cloud
  • Collaborate with developers to architect and enhance production application deployments
  • Monitor service performance and plan for future scaling
 
Requirements:
  • 5-10 years or more of UNIX/Linux system administration experience
  • Experience supporting highly available, customer-facing services in a 100+ server environment
  • Operational automation skills using shell, Perl, or Python
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals
  • Experience with open source server software such as Apache, Memcache, or Kafka
  • PHP, Java, MySQL
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to balance competing priorities
 
Nice-to-have experience:
  • Operational familiarity with configuration management systems such as CFEngine and Salt
  • Experience with production cloud deployments (GCP preferred, AWS)
  • Experience configuring hardware load balancers (F5 preferred)
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