Linux Systems Engineer

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 04/07/2017 Job ID: 8819 Category: Network/Systems

Our Client  is a principal trading firm; they have no outside investors or third party funds and they trade for their our own account in markets around the world.


As a Linux Systems Engineer, you’ ll be responsible for the management and optimization of their entire Linux desktop environment, both at the workstation and server level.  This is an opportunity for someone to influence overall systems architecture as well as build processes, packaging environment, monitoring and more.  In this role, you will have an opportunity to regularly interact with a number of development groups to gather end-user requirements, make recommendations and implement change.


What you’ ll be working on:
  • Designing, building and maintaining our Linux desktop environment across all offices
  • Providing end user support to Linux users in the Chicago HQ office, as well as our remote offices
  • Building, configuring and deploying Linux workstations and laptops
  • Managing, troubleshooting and updating desktop-managed Linux servers
  • Application packaging and maintenance of software repositories
  • Actively monitoring the health of our entire Linux Desktop environment
  • Automating repetitive system administration tasks
  • Evaluating and recommending new hardware and software technologies or solutions
  • Documenting and cross-training teams on support processes
  • Serving as a liaison between the Systems  and Mobile Platforms, Unix Services and Software Engineering teams


You will be right at home if you have:
  • Previous experience providing Linux desktop support in a corporate or academic environment
  • Ubuntu or Debian experience; exposure to other distros such as Fedora, CentOS or RedHat a bonus
  • Proficiency in a scripting language like BASH or Python
  • Familiarity with packaging and repository management tools like Apt or Yum a plus
  • Familiarity with a configuration management tool like Ansible, Chef or Puppet a bonus
  • Solid understanding of general technical concepts like Kerberos, DNS, DHCP, networking
  • Relevant certification or equivalent coursework a plus
  • Previous Windows or Mac support experience
  • Solid communication skills
  • A driven, self-starter mentality
  • The ability to work effectively with both highly technical and novice users

Ubuntu or Debian, Linux Desktop Administration, Scripting in Bash OR Python, Configuration Management

Evan Pollock

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