Systems Engineering linux Unix
Derex Technologies Inc - Sunnyvale, CA

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Job Description

System Admin - LINUX and UNIX with STRONG Networking and Systems Engineering Skill

In this critical role, you'll utilize your rare combination of UNIX systems experience, network knowledge, troubleshooting skills, and coding sensibilities to design, deploy, monitor, and automate all operational processes.

The ideal candidate is a technical generalist with skills ranging from production systems/network management.

This position requires experience in systems administration, with development experience and performance tuning being a plus.


Function as a technical generalist responsible for the overall health and performance of systems

Work independently on assigned projects, being willing and able to ask for help when needed and escalate problems as they arise.

Develop tools to automate the deployment, administration, and monitoring of a large-scale Linux environment

Gain deep application-level knowledge of the systems as well as contributing to their overall design

Work with development teams to harden, enhance, document, and generally improve the operability and maintainability of our systems

Identify and triage outages, monitor and remediate systems and network performance

Assist in the configuration/build-out of new deployments to facilitate our constant growth

Function as a key member of a cross-functional team to address new product deployment, system performance, capacity planning and SLA compliance.

Available to Participate in a 12x7 (daylight hours) on-call pager rotation

Preferred Job Qualifications

5+ years experience with Linux (RHEL a plus)

5+ years experience administering large-scale UNIX installations (ISP background a plus)

Experience with network designs, protocols, and troubleshooting.

Strong programming skills in one or more of: C, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java

Experience with SQL and commonly deployed database systems

Experience with high volume websites and deploying services to international audiences

We would require a Face to face interivew.

10 positions in Sunnyvale, CA

4 positions in SFO, CA

Duration 18 months


Minimum Job Qualifications

BS in Computer Science, BSEE or similar experience

2+ years experience doing project oriented systems administration

Extensive system administration background

Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including application and network-level troubleshooting ability

Knowledge of Unix/Linux, Apache, performance tuning concepts, and web applications

Experience using scripting languages to perform complex automation in a large-scale environment

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience working with development teams

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.