Linux System Engineer

Foster City, CA

Posted: 08/19/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: j-628

Job Description

A successful candidate for this role will have strong project management and organization skills to complement his/her technical skills. This individual will work with a team of developers and other infrastructure engineers to design, implement, and maintain the company’s global, internal, and external cloud infrastructure. 

This company’s IT Operations is growing. We support the infrastructure platforms for all of the company either in-house, in our data centers, or in the cloud. Maturing platforms like monitoring and logging will be key to the success of the hyper scale company is heading. Having a dedicated Linux Admin, someone who can run and suggest feed back to the engineers building our systems, will be vital. 


  • Administrate Linux systems and applications. 
  • Deploy new systems in a rapidly expanding environment 
  • Participate in IP management, DNS administration, and hardening efforts. 
  • Participate and mature our patching, upgrading and maintenance activities 
  • Using the company’s existing tools track and monitor key metrics and logs 
  • Maintain monitoring systems and participate in creating new monitoring solutions 
  • Participate in a 24x7 on call rotation 
  • Ability to travel to Sunnyvale and Menlo Park datacenters as needed. 
  • Willingness to participate in occasional project activities in off-hours, including weekends. 


  • Minimum of 5 years of Linux system administration experience (Ubuntu/Debian preferred) 
  • Demonstrable advanced skills in Linux concepts, administration, and troubleshooting 
  • Exposure to AWS EC2/S3 
  • Experience with VMWare solutions 
  • Experience with system deployment tools (Cobbler, Digital Rebar, etc.) 
  • Exposure to Linux GPU compute systems desired 
  • Some scripting abilities (Bash, Python, etc.) 
  • Experience with orchestration: Ansible (preferred), Chef or Puppet 
  • Experience with enterprise-level production environments required 
  • Experience with PXE booting and network imaging/installs 
  • Experience with Nagios or other monitoring suites is highly desired 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English 

Bonus Qualifications 

  • Experience with packagement systems 
  • Docker / Kubernetes experience 
  • Experience with Windows Server management 

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