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Linux Engineer
Town and Country, Missouri  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on December 9, 2021
Job Id #52045 Posted November 9, 2021

Linux Engineer
  • Linux Red Hat O/S experience
  • Experience with Red Hat update, satellite, and licensing
  • IP networking and protocol--IPv4/IPv6
  • Perl, UNIX, Python, or similar scripting experience

The Lead IT Systems Engineer – Red Hat role will be responsible for working with peers and product teams to engineer and deploy core Red Hat platform and distributed computing systems. They should be accomplished at automation, architecture, group dynamics, and mentoring and possess expert knowledge within their domains. They should be capable of leading in at least one area within their domain of knowledge. The team members should see them as an expert within at least one domain of knowledge.  They should be capable of deploying, supporting, and troubleshooting products within their scope of knowledge. They should also be capable of mentoring less experienced members.

What we look for in a candidate

Bachelor’s or master’s degree or related experience.

  • 10+ years related experience within a role supporting the implementation and support of Linux/Unix operating systems both on bare metal and within virtualized systems.

Desired Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat operating systems
  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat Update Infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of Red Hat Satellite Infrastructure
  • Some experience with Red Hat licensing and entitlements
  • Strong experience with IP networking and protocols.  Demonstrable experience troubleshooting IPv4 networks and some experience with Ipv6.
  • Programming/scripting abilities in Perl, Unix/Linux shell, PHP, Python, Java or similar programming languages.
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux/Unix application security principles
  • Understanding of REST API design concepts and standards.
  • Experience with database technologies (MySQL/MariaDB, MSSQL, Postgres, NoSQL).
  • Experience in creating tools to automate recurring tasks.
  • Experience with log collection and analysis tools.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivated, proactive attitude with a security mindset.  Must be able to consistently deliver superior results with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance audits, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery efforts, etc.

Bonus skills to include

  • Experience with virtualization technologies such as Red Hat OpenStack


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