Back to Job Search

Linux Systems Engineer

Posted 4 days ago

Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Full time permanent position with interesting technology and cool growth projects ahead. You will have the chance to work within a talented, tight-knit group to further a common toolset, and find innovative solutions to help technical teams deliver business features. We maintain a fun, supportive, open, encouraging culture where engineers are trusted and empowered to perform at their best.

We are seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer for a high traffic social networking/ecommerce website. You will configure, deploy, maintain and troubleshoot hardware and cloud systems supporting a diverse application stack.  You will help drive and implement the strategic choices in our evolving transformation from colo to cloud.

  • Build and maintain Linux, storage, and network infrastructure to maximize resilience and performance.
  • Manage systems and services across all environments.
  • Plan, execute, and deliver key infrastructure and operational projects within budget.
  • Deliver operational excellence, highly scalable and reliable infrastructure, excellent customer service, efficient and agile operations, measured with industry leading metrics.
  • Develop relationships across the enterprise to ensure IT infrastructure and operational expectations are met and priorities are set at the appropriate level.
  • Develop and improve automation strategies and deployment processes.
  • Foster an environment that supports the drive for continuous improvement (productivity and quality) by initiating change and creating an environment that is conducive to change.
  • Partner with the security function to ensure compliance standards and processes are met.
  • Strong Linux administration experience. Extremely comfortable with command line and use of tools to manage, provision and diagnose server, storage, and network issues.
  • Solid working experience with server provisioning and capacity management.
  • Experience with server & network monitoring and performance tools like DataDog, Zabbix, etc.
  • Firm knowledge of configuration management tools. Ability to write Puppet manifests and templates (Chef/Ansible/SaltStack are acceptable alternatives).
  • Strong knowledge of common technology principles (DNS, LDAP, high-availability, fault tolerance, load balancing, clustering, etc).
  • Experience parsing and analyzing logs, troubleshooting system performance, networking, and storage i/o issues.
  • Experience with deployments to public clouds, preferably AWS.
  • Experience with IAC tools. GitLab, Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with ability to clearly articulate the right message to the right audience.
  • Process-oriented, with strong project and change management skills, and flexibility to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to consistently and collaboratively resolve issues, and mitigate roadblocks, particularly across teams.
  • Familiarity with HP ProLiant, Dell PowerEdge blades, Dell-EMC Unity, Oracle ZFS, Cisco, and VMware products.
  • Experience with networking concepts like load balancer, switches, firewalls, routers. Citrix NetScaler experience is a plus.

Education/ Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience directly related to Linux System Administration
  • Successful career progression in technical organizations (multiple data centers, networks, applications).
  • Bachelor’s degree in programming, computer science, computer engineering, or a related field (or equivalent)
Benefits: Competitive Salary, 100% company paid health insurance for employee plans, Unlimited Vacation, and 401k Plan with Company Match. 

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA) by emailing To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.