Unix Linux Operations / Service Engineer - 14431
Talent Merchants - San Francisco, CA

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The Project the Service Engineer will be working on will create cost efficiencies through the consolidation of the data center footprint, including the migration of key services without interruption. Responsibilities can include, but not limited to, the following: production support of existing infrastructure, creation of tools/automation to support project, creation and execution of consolidation plan.

Job Responsibilities/The Role/The Job

Production support of a highly complex Linux/FreeBSD multi-tier infrastructure.

Requirements gathering and identification of dependencies including operations, networks, hardware and external teams.

Deployment of large-scale environment, including OS, Application and external requirements (ACLs, VIPs, etc) for 100's-1,000's of devices at a time.

Communication & coordination with internal / external groups and operations.

Status monitoring and reporting for selected projects.

Act as subject matter expert for the project and advise/drive engineering teams on best practices to execute.

Minimum Job Qualifications

Significant, proven experience working in a UNIX (RHEL / BSD preferred) environment as a System Administrator/Engineer

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

Experience supporting a large-scale production deployment

Proven experience developing tools and automations using scripting languages (e.g., perl, sh/bash/tcsh, etc.)

BA/BS in related field or equivalent experience

Apache/SVN/RPMs/Open Source (such as Puppet) application support experience

Experience leading peers and demonstrating accountability for area of responsibility

Experience organizing projects and reporting on status as well as driving issues to resolution

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Self-driven / Self-motivated

Preferable Job Qualifications

Proven experience developing tools and automations using scripting languages (e.g., perl, sh/bash/tcsh, etc.)

mySQL experience, including data mining / report generation.