Senior Linux Engineer – Up to 350k

Senior Development
New York City
Posted 11 months ago

General Information

  • Hiring Department/Group: Information Technology – Compute Services
  • Job Title: Senior Linux Engineer
  • Office Location: Midtown, NY
  • Comp: Up to 350k

Job Function Summary

The Compute Services organization is responsible for architecting, engineering, supporting and managing the firm’s estate of servers, enterprise storage, systems virtualization and core enterprise services. The Senior Unix Engineer will be part of a team driving a large (7500 host) Unix fleet from both an engineering and a day-to-day operations persepective.  The right candidate will be comfortable helping drive configuration management, troubleshooting, and performance analysis and tuning for a Linux fleet serving a diverse range of strategies within the firm. The successful candidate will be an SME in the Linux administration and scripting spaces and will have deep knowledge of Linux kernel and user-space operation.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the diverse business teams within the firm to develop configurations aimed at repeatable build and configuration management
  • Help drive a “green field” automation effort to bring consistent configuration to a diverse Unix fleet
  • Mentor junior team members in best-practice Unix administration techniques
  • Own technical projects and drive them to successful completion, including requirements gathering, engineering, deployment, and ongoing support
  • Participate in 7x24x365 support for the company’s Linux service as necessary, some late night and weekend work will be required

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • 10-15+ years of experience in the Linux space is required
  • Financial services experience is preferred but not required
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (in Computer Science, Math or Engineering) is required
  • Strong scripting skills (one or more of; sh, bash, Ruby, Perl, Powershell) required
  • Good knowledge of at least once compiled language (C/C++/Java preferable)
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting and performance tuning hardware and operating systems
  • Extensive knowledge of Unix operating systems, especially RHEL/CentOS
  • Excellent inter-personal skills required to work closely with business partners, engineering, operations and vendors
  • Strong analytical thinking skills with a service oriented mindset
  • Quick learner, detail oriented; demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work
  • Good team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others
  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; high sense of urgency

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