Linux Systems Engineer (IDMS)
Interactive Data - Boxborough, MA

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Job Descriptions:
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide. For more information, visit

Linux systems administrator with at least 2 years Linux (Red Hat preferred) experience in a commercial IT environment. Expertise required includes system installation, configuration and administration, system monitoring and implementing new technology solution designs.


Monitor and troubleshoot new & existing systems to support

Implement key automation tools for streamlining workflow and systems management

Provide first line support for end-user requests and response to automated alerts.

Maintain and support large scale Linux platform.

Configure and build new Linux images for production and development use.

Perform daily system health and capacity checks to comply with IT practices.

Maintain documentation of systems configurations and procedures.

Work collaboratively with other systems administration and network staff.

Work collaboratively with development, QA and other administrators to develop and implement improved deployment practices.

Monitor the availability of patches and updates, evaluate the importance to our environment and schedule installations accordingly..

Work with users to schedule application of patches, software updates and hardware upgrades.

Work with the Business Continuity Team to refine and test disaster recovery systems and procedures.

Work with hardware and software vendors to resolve hardware outages and software defects.

Keep current with latest Linux hardware and software technology, and evaluate technologies as needed.

Future 7x24 on-call rotation for support of production systems required

Required Experience:

The key criteria is continuous experience as a Linux systems administrator preferably in a large scale Linux mission-critical environment where best IT practices are followed.

Experience administering Linux kick-start environment via ‘cobbler’

Red Hat / RPM experience

Strong knowledge of HP, DELL server hardware

Understanding of SAN concepts and IBM XIV management

Remote (network) installation, system monitoring experience

Scripting (Bash, Perl, Python) experience a plus

Ability to develop, maintain and follow established procedures

Ability to work in a DevOps environment

Experience and knowledge of DNS and TCP/IP fundamentals required.

Proven Ability in the identification and resolution complicated systems problems

Experience researching and recommending technology solutions

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Equal Opportunity Employer.

Trust is Confidence, Transparency is Clarity, Risk is Everywhere, Speed is Advantage, and Wealth is Opportunity.
Keyword: linux, bash, engineering, perl, kick start, team work, on call, 24x7, centos, SAN, storage
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