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Linux Systems Engineer

Long Island, NY
Our client is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer III with a solid understanding of Linux-based operating systems to join their IT Department.
  • Administering a complex site alone or assisting in the administration of a larger site.
  • Initiating new responsibilities and helping to develop plans for the future of the site/network.
  • Evaluating and/or recommending critical IT purchases; ability to appropriately recommend and influence the purchasing process.
  • Managing junior level system engineers.
  • Performing weekend on-call functions.
  • Performing additional IT related tasks, as assigned by management.
Required Skills:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capable of writing purchase justifications
  • Training users in complex topics
  • Making presentations to an internal audience.
  • Interacting positively with upper management.
  • The ability to work independently along with complex problem-solving ability.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Should be comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printer systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software.
Desirable Skills:
  • Experience with parallel filesystems (GPFS, Gluster, Ceph).
  • Experience installing, configuring, and managing TSM server.
  • Experience with SAN storage and FC switches.
  • Significant programming background in any applicable language
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting CentOS/RHEL and other distributions.
  • Managing applications on those systems including Apache/Nginx, MySQL/PostgreSQL, Kubernetes/Docker.
  • Patching and securing Linux systems.
  • Configuration management preferably with Ansible. Experience with GPFS a plus.

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