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Linux Engineer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on October 24, 2021
Job Id #51022 Posted September 30, 2021


  • Linux Engineer (General Linux, RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS)


  • Responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining network and server resources as used in development and production systems in a dynamic team environment.
  • You will be responsible for the efficient planning, provisioning, installation/configuration, operations, troubleshooting and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.


  • Design and implement infrastructure improvements to ensure optimal systems and application performance and scalability in a virtualized cloud environment.
  • Design, implement, and maintain streamlined operations of all systems and network resources in the company’s offices, data centers, and remote users for software development, testing environment and production systems.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware and software upgrades, and resource optimization as needed.
  • Design, develop and implement server and network solutions for key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the monitoring, maintenance, and repair of the corporate Linux environment verifying the integrity and availability of all server instances, server resources, systems and key processes.
  • Assist in defining and implementing IT policies and procedures.
  • Assist in defining and testing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans.
  • Provide IT team members and support representatives with technical support and guidance.
  • Interface with IT team to ensure all system requirements are clearly defined, implemented and tested.
  • Build effective working relationships with team members.
  • Provides knowledge transfer to other IT team members, writing documentation as required.
  • Other plan driven duties and/or responsibility as deemed necessary and appropriate.
  • BS/BA/BBA in Computer Science or Information Technology, plus three years of experience designing and developing solutions in a corporate setting (or equivalent combination of education and experience.)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in analyzing, designing, configuring, troubleshooting, testing and maintaining CentOS and Ubuntu Linux servers in a corporate environment
  • Experienced at performing administrative activities and configuration within the Linux command line interface
  • Expertise in implementing and administering systems in a virtualized cloud environment such as AWS, OpenStack, XenServer or VMware
  • Experienced with automation and deployments tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Chef.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in TCP/IP and Ethernet networking technologies including SDN
  • Minimum 3 years experience with high-availability systems.
  • Experienced in monitoring network and server performance using various tools such as Zenoss, Prometheus
  • Expertise in optimizing server configurations for Rails, Passenger, Apache, Java, Nginx and MySQL or Postgres environments
  • Scripting experience with any of the following languages - Bash, Python, Ruby
  • Experience in CI/CD environments utilizing GitLab/GitHub, Jenkins
  • Technical expertise in identifying, evaluating, and developing effective procedures and systems requirements that meet business requirements
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently, under general supervision and as a part of a team, on several concurrent tasks with changing priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for requirements gathering and change management
  • Proficient written and verbal skills.

Working Time:

  • 9 to 5 EST

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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