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Sr. Engineer, Managed Services - Linuxat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Information Technology
Date Posted 
Jun 21, 2022
Remote, Remote
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The primary purpose of this position is to operate and tune Linux systems, servers, and related components to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications. This position also participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure Linux system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in and supports capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for Linux systems and software in conjunction with end-users and department managers
  • Coordinates with network engineering, database administration functions and customers to implement, install, and configure Linux systems and software that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives
  • Implements policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure Linux system security through secure system access, monitoring, control, and routine security evaluations
  • Performs standard configuration, management, and maintenance tasks for related file systems, input/output systems, networking, clustering, storage, and applications
  • Performs and tests system configuration and data backups and restores to ensure system recovery from error or outage and full data retrieval
  • Reviews and deploys Linux system releases and vendor-supplied patches according to best practices
  • Anticipates, mitigates, identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves hardware and software problems on all Linux systems
  • Monitors, tests, and tunes system performance; preserve and provide system log files as needed
  • Recommends and executes modifications to Linux systems in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • Conducts research on Linux -related hardware and software in support of procurement and system development efforts
  • Ensures Linux -based systems comply with policies, standards, licensing agreements, configuration guidelines, and best-practices for maintaining regulatory compliance
  • Ensures secure user access and role validation processes
  • Performs Linux server/database transaction and security audits leading to identification and mitigation of security threats to enterprise data. Recommend and implement changes where necessary
  • Creates required reports in response to business user needs
  • Creates Linux shell scripts
  • Manages and/or provides guidance to junior members of the team and develops, documents, and maintains Linux systems documentation for educating new staff

Basic Qualifications -

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least five (5) years of experience in Linux systems and servers

Other Position Requirements 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of RHEL, Ubuntu and/or SUSE Linux  platform(s) 
  • Demonstrated Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining Linux servers, networks, and clusters
  • Demonstrated experience with hardware and software troubleshooting 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of coding using Perl, CGI, C, shell and bash scripting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current network hardware and standards, including Cisco Borderless network routing and switching and UCS technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of TCP/IP protocols, firewall management, system virtualization technologies and database administration
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research into Linux issues and products 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team environment 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One of the following certifications :
    • LPIC-3
    • LPIC-2
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Experience with Solaris 10 & 11(s), previous versions are a plus 
  • Experience with virtualization technologies and hypervisors such as Hyper-V and/or vSphere 
  • Experience with systems automation (e.g. Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Salt) 

Essential Functions
The position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.  

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.


COVID-19 Update:
CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.

CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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