Sr. Platform Engineer - Linux

Technology · Long Island, New York
Department Technology
Employment Type Full-Time (US)
Minimum Experience Experienced

SoHo Dragon needs to hire a Sr. Platform Engineer - Linux for Full Time Employment on behalf of our Market Research client to be a part of the Information Technology organization.

We are looking for a Sr. Platform Engineer who has a broad set of technology skills across many areas associated with Linux (Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, etc). The individual needs to demonstrate the ability to manage mission critical 24 x 7 large UNIX based processing systems while designing next generation computing platforms. In addition, the position will be exposed to other Data Warehouse, BI, and server technologies such as Ab Initio (ETL), Oracle RDBMS, SAS, Sybase IQ, MicroStrategy, clustering and virtualization.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Support 24 x 7 existing UNIX based systems running on Linux Red HAT version 7 OnPrem and Cloud
  • Support and Maintain Azure technology and deployment including working with Microsoft DevOps
  • Patch, upgrade and build systems as required by customers ensuring all policies and procedures are implemented
  • Work with the team to investigate, prototype, propose and develop next generation technology options for distributed computing
  • Proactively performance tune existing systems, seek for opportunities to enhance delivery of services to end customers
  • Build adhoc scripts to gather system information, automate manual tasks for efficiency (Shell / Perl), build documentation and standard operating procedures
  • Manage, monitor and scale cloud infrastructures using Puppet, Ganglia, Nagios and other open sources tools
  • Strong knowledge working with Azure DevOps, Repos and Pipelines
  • Primary contributor for developing scripts for automating the build, configuration and implementation of Azure IaC, PaaS and related solutions
  • Be part of the Platform team to support 100+ RHEL, HP/UX, and virtual servers
  • Partners with Networking and Storage teams to innovate and support new technologies
  • Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes
  • Work closely with clients to provide technical insight and analytics
  • Develop puppet modules for configuration management
  • Create scripts to improve automated installations and maintenanc
  • Provide Operational support including maintenance (software updates), hardware break/fix, and
    interfacing with vendor tech support
  • Candidate will be 50% on Linux day to day administration, 30% on project based work and 20% on
    innovation, research and development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ Years of significant RHEL administration and configuration experience
  • 5 Years supporting IBM Sterling Integrator MFTP
  • 4 year degree in a technology field or applicable work experience
  • Participation in a rostered 24 x 7 operational team supporting the Linux and HP/UX infrastructure and
    willing to be on-call during off hours for approximately one week per month
  • Some travel (<5%) is required to US/EU for project meetings/updates

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Architecture, configuration, Automation, DevOps and Azure Technology a
    big plus
  • A technical understanding of Hadoop systems and benefits of Hadoop in large Big Data environments
  • Experience in optimizing, monitoring and deploying applications within a distributed hybrid cloud
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to deliver with minimal supervision
  • Ability to create technical documentations including drawings and system processes
  • Experience with various server hardware vendors such as HP, Dell and IBM
  • Ability to translate business requirements to technical solutions delivering best of class solutions for
    NPD’s long-term success

Technical Skills:

  • Management of Virtualization technologies (VMWARE, RHEL KVM, etc)
  • Ability to script in one or more of the following languages (Ruby, Python, Javascript, Shell and Bash}
  • In-depth experience in Linux kernel parameters, troubleshooting kernel based errors, experience in
    various file systems (including Veritas FS, LVMs, and ext3 and 4)
  • Application programming experience using one or more of the following scripting languages: Python,
    Yaml, Ruby, Powershell

Thank You

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  • Location
    Long Island, New York
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time (US)
  • Minimum Experience