Job Order #1407

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Posted Date: 3/6/2019
Job Category:
Position Title: Sr. Linux Engineer
Salary Range: $105,000 - $110,000
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Desired Skills:
Description: PCM is currently searching for a Sr. Linux Engineer for a direct hire role with our client in the Kansas City, MO area. This position is responsible for supporting, securing, monitoring and implementing hardware, software and solutions and applications running Red Hat Linux, VMware ESX. This position provides leadership for world class 24 x 7 x 365 production support, spanning all aspects of Linux environments. The engineer will provide leadership within the team in demonstration of expert level technical knowledge, mentoring and engineering expectations for Linux systems to ensure the health, uptime and performance of our services. This individual must be comfortable in a team environment, be willing to manage multiple tasks and be a self-starter with the ability to complete tasks autonomously.

Job Duties:
• Responds to customer service requests and provides production support coverage
• Leads root cause determination of critical incidents and problem management activities
• Provides 24x7 support on a scheduled on-call rotation
• Designs, configures, supports, and improves production, development, test and DR environments on supported KCS Data Center platforms. Develops tools and scripts to assist with routine maintenance tasks (bash, Perl, and Python, PowerShell, etc.).
• Leads remediation efforts for security vulnerabilities on Linux systems and 3rd party applications running on Linux
• Assists development teams with major Linux based application installs, upgrades and patching
• Works directly with vendors for support within projects and related to upgrades of the environment
• Creates, maintains, and updates platform documentation and standard operating procedures
• Participates in all change management functions related to the environment

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or equivalent experience
• Minimum seven (7) years of systems administration and troubleshooting experience with Linux or Unix, including hands-on IT infrastructure planning, design and development, using monitoring tools such as SCOM and/or SolarWinds
• Technical knowledge understanding and remediating security vulnerabilities, current industry network hardware, protocols, and standards (e.g., IP, TCP, UDP, NTP, DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SSH, syslog, etc.)

Preferred Requirements:
• Strong experience working with and configuring automation tools such as Jenkins or Ansible
• Strong experience working with modern cloud environments such as Azure or AWS
• Minimum six (6) years of experience with virtualized servers running VMWare ESX as the solution
• Creating event traps, alerts and logging capabilities using a scripting language
• Ability to identify, isolate, and resolve production and non-production system issues, handle service requests and follow support processes utilizing advanced application troubleshooting skills and abilities to resolve complex problems
• Moderate to advanced knowledge of Windows Server environments
• Minimum six (6) years of experience with ITIL Change and Configuration Management processes
• Experience integrating Linux and Active Directory
• Responsibility, accountability and credibility in all work and research assignments and demonstrating the ability to be highly self-motivated and self-directed
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to describe in details the steps and approach taken to complete your tasks, ability to deal with stressors resulting from project deadlines and multi-tasked environment


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