Sr. Linux Systems Engineer
EchoStar - Englewood, CO

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EchoStar is looking for a Linux Systems Engineer to provide technical desktop/server planning, implementation, support and troubleshooting services. This person will maintain constant contact with the Linux Lead Systems Engineer to ensure tasks and services are met.
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, EchoStar is a billion dollar company with over 5,000 employees worldwide and more than 25 years of experience designing, developing and distributing award-winning television set-top boxes, services and related delivery products for television. EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions that enhance today's home entertainment lifestyle. It’s wholly owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies and managed network services for enterprises and governments in more than 100 countries.
Among the many offerings of this combined powerhouse in broadband data and video are HughesNet®, the market's #1 high-speed satellite Internet service; Sling Media's award-winning SlingLoaded® technology; Move Networks' adaptive bit-rate streaming technology; and Troppus’ software suite that combines a Client Application, an Agent Application and a powerful Semantic Knowledge Management System.

Duties and Responsibilities

Configure, build, implement, and administer Linux / UNIX OS and applications including patches and updates
Assist with capacity planning and analysis
Excellent scripting skills with strong knowledge of BASH, PERL, AWK, and other languages
Design automated scripts to improve efficiency, operational stability and operational integrity
Assist in administering VMWare server farm including building servers, cloning servers, allocation of storage, and management of virtual network
Provide support for VMWare, mysql, and associated utilities
Assist in directly administering NetApp storage systems
Design and document new operational processes
Define/determine windows related problem, action for resolution, and develop functional specifications
Install, configure and maintain server hardware and peripherals
Develop technical technology requirements for Linux/Unix related projects and/or issues
Provide technical assistance for Linux related issues then implement solutions to meet these requirements
Provide continued process improvement within the Linux Team process and procedures
Provide technical leadership and mentoring responsibilities with peers
Speak and interact intelligently at an appropriate technical level for the audience being addressed. A person in this position must be comfortable dealing with the various levels from the least technical to technical expert
Provide accurate, clear, concise documentation for your area of responsibility. Produce complete requirements and/or specifications as appropriate
Share technical knowledge and experience with organized, pertinent materials and methods to improve team’s processes, products and services
Perform all necessary functions associated with the implementation and integration of the enterprise environment
Assume responsibility for ensuring that a quality job is done right the first time, and promote teamwork
Identify, define and measure the quality of support and service provided to the organization, striving for continual improvement
Recommend alternative processes to improve service delivery to our enterprise environment in a cost-effective way
Install, configure and maintain virtual environments (server and VDI) using vmware

Skills and Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronic, or equivalent
Linux/Unix certifications and storage certifications Proven experience of 5+ years with designing, architecting, administering and implementing advanced Linux infrastructure solutions.
Proven experience in Linux/Unix infrastructure solutions, e.g. implementing and configuring Linux server and desktop Operating Systems
Experience in Storage system (Network Attach Storage or SAN).
Proven experience in LDAP and integration with Active Directory configurations.
Proven experience in Backup configurations and DR procedures.
Experience with server Security initiatives
Proven experience in vmware (version 5) and provisioning with these tools.
Ability to apply technical knowledge to perform all functions.
Proven analytical and problem solving techniques.
Ability to work as a proactive, resourceful, cooperative and respectful team member.
Strong written communication skills required for preparing appropriate documentation for requirements definition, server planning, network, and demos

Additional Details

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EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar) operates two primary business units: Digital Set-Top Box business and Satellite Services business. Digital...