Lead UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer (Eagan, Carrollton, TX or Rochester, NY)
Thomson Reuters - Rochester, NY

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Primary responsibilities include supporting servers from an operating system perspective and managing various business unit technical requirements. Proficiency in supporting the Linux operating system is required. Lead Systems Engineers must be able to manage project work, exhibiting strong time and project management skills. Technical leadership in troubleshooting and implementation of new technologies is required. Helping junior engineers improve their technical skills and advance their careers is a priority. In addition, a Lead Systems Engineer must analyze the environment at a high level and look for opportunities to drive automation and process improvements. Our team supports large-scale flagship products such as WestlawNext and a scale mentality is critical to success in supporting our customers effectively.



Help define the technical strategy for the Unix team, including adoption of new tools and procedures

Lead major technical initiatives across the workgroup

Support enterprise environment with ~5000 servers, mostly Linux with some AIX/Solaris

Serve as an escalation point for operational technical issues at the team level

Participate in root cause analysis for incidents as appropriate

Drive process improvements and automation.

Stay current on industry trends and new technologies and recommend future initiatives.

Leadership & Communication

Provide coaching and guidance to team members

Lead or contribute to a variety of virtual teams with members of multiple groups to proactively address support issues

Act as a lead for initiatives providing project and task direction to achieve goals.

Maintain status on all assigned work

Evaluate and recommend process improvements

Document technical problems, resolutions, and processes for assigned work for later reference

Exhibit leadership qualities and conduct business and communicate in a professional and courteous manner


Exhibit strong organizational, analytical, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills

Work closely with internal customers to understand needs, technology landscape, and changing requirements

Develop and maintain good trust relationships with internal customers supported by the team

Develop a solid understanding of supported product lines and technologies

Understand and help define internal business processes

Translate business requirements and architectural standards into technical solutions


Carry a 24x7 pager and participate in rotating pager schedule

Provide consistent follow-up on incidents/changes until long term objectives are completed

Follow policies and procedures for change and incident management

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Bachelor’s degree or 7 years’ experience in related work experience.

Knowledge and Skills


5+ years of Operating System experience supporting sophisticated mission critical environments

Demonstrated project guidance with delegation experience

3+ years of direct customer service experience

Strong OEL/SUSE/RedHat background including scripting, performance tuning, patch management and firmware updates

Working knowledge of NAS, preferably NetApp

Working knowledge of network technologies and protocols

Strong scripting skills in one of the following; shell scripting, Python or PERL

Experience following ITIL change and incident management framework

Strong documentation and communication skills


Experience programming in a compiled language (C, Java, etc.)

Familiarity with distributed version control (git, mercurial, etc.)

Proficient with web and development technologies

Experience with AIX and Solaris

Experience with SAN, preferably HDS/EMC

Experience in supporting systems running Oracle or DB2

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