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Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Sandy Springs, GA · Information Technology
The Senior Engineer, Systems Engineering is responsible for creating and maintaining availability and high-performance in mixed Linux and Windows development, non-production, and production environments. This individual works as part of a results-oriented, service-delivery team and assists developers, configuration analysts, release engineers, and operations teams. Additionally, the Senior Engineer performs root cause analysis of problems, selects, develops, and implements automation tools, and actively participates in deeply technical discourse.

  • Assist in the design, planning and implementation of server solutions
  • Tune and design systems infrastructure for maximum available performance
  • Automation of manual tasks using scripting and application development
  • Investigate and adopt new technologies/tools as needs arise
  • Respond to and assist in production operations in a 24/7 environment
  • Evaluate, test, and integrate new operating system versions, drivers, and patches
  • Provide technical analysis, resolve problems, and propose solutions
  • Provide support to, and coordinate with, developers, operations staff, release engineers, and end-users
  • Educate and mentor team members and operations staff
  • Participate in a weekly on-call rotation for after-hours support

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience with the Linux Operating System (RedHat variants preferred)
  • Fluent speaking, reading, and writing in English
  • Solid experience coding with any combination of Perl, Ruby, Bash, PowerShell, Python, Java, API’s, and others
  • Demonstrable knowledge of multi-tiered, highly available, and resilient application design
  • Knowledge of horizontal and vertical scaling for performance and high availability
  • Advanced Linux administration and engineering including, but not limited to, kernel tuning, performance testing, and benchmarking
  • Top-tier analytics and problem solving
  • Ability to work in a service-oriented team environment
  • Project Management, organization, and time management
  • Customer focused, and dedicated to the best possible user experience
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and business resources


  • Degree in engineering discipline or equivalent experience in Systems Engineering
  • Exposure to and familiarity with Kafka, Cloudera, Hadoop, or similar
  • Exposure to AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, or other container technologies
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible or an equivalent
  • Familiarity with git, foreman, Jenkins, or equivalent


This role offers work from home flexibility of up to 2 days per week.

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