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Linux / Unix Systems Engineer

  • Location: Franklin, TN
  • Salary:
  • Posted: Dec 1

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Job Description
Sr. Project Manager
Franklin, TN
Position Summary
The Linux/Unix Administrator will collaborate with others in an Operations team to define architecture of new solutions and manage/maintain existing production systems. The team currently supports Windows, Ubuntu Linux, BSD and Windows operating systems.  The Linux engineer is versatile with his experience in technology.  He is able to configure and manage the Linux operating system but also manage the underlying infrastructure.  He can configure storage volume mappings to the OS instance, Network Connectivity (inclusive of routing) and can manage middleware solutions (e.g. Jboss, Tomcat, MySQL, Apache and others) deployed into the operating system.  Candidate must have working knowledge of JBoss and Tomcat java solutions.
We seek an engineer that can thrive in a fast paced operations environment.  This person will aid in the design, deployment, analysis/troubleshooting and maintenance of Linux environments (primarily).  The person should have experience in architecture/design methodologies and while also being aware of open source and commercial solutions.  This is a critical aspect of success in the technical environment; we adopt first stable solutions but also include open sources systems as part of our evaluation cycles and do deploy them in certain capacities.
The candidate must be professional in appearance and demeanor.  He/she is conscious of impact to end users and takes necessary precautions both architecturally and operationally to ensure that impact is minimized and solutions are highly available and reliable.  He/she must understand the importance of change control processes and root cause analysis as we work to ensure the environment is stable and reliable.
Due to the nature of Linux environments and the number of systems to be managed by the role, the candidate must be fluent in bash, Perl and other scripting languages.  Understanding of configuration management technologies like Chef and Puppet is necessary along with the underlying scripting languages.


  • Manage Linux and Windows environments through capacity management, problem management and overall operational stability of solutions hosted by the systems.
  • Trends the systems to identify issues before the create impact into the production environment
  • Manages middleware solutions such as:
    • JBOSS
    • Zimbra and email routing  and management
    • Tomcat
    • Apache
    • MySQL
    • DNS
    • LDAP solutions inclusive f Linux integration with Active Directory
    • NFS and CIFS via SAMBA or other solutions
    • Active Directory
    • Microsoft SQL Server

Education and Experience

  • Experience working and managing VMWare Virtual Clusters including
    • Provisioning guests
    • IP and network configurations
    • Installation and configuration of new VM hosts
    • Migration of guests from cluster to cluster
    • High availability capabilities of VMware
  • Advanced Linux knowledge, 3 – 5 years experience in dealing with BSD, Ubuntu, Debian or other Linux distributions
  • Experience with SAN Storage management including solutions from NetApp, EMC, DELL, Compellent or others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Linux file systems and permissions structures
  • Performance management and tuning of VMware and Linux systems.  Including best practices in monitoring and alerting to identify potential issues before they escalate to outages
  • Linux upgrades and patches, including configuration management leveraging Chef or Puppet solutions.
  • Security best practices in both Linux and middleware deployments (e.g. apache, JBoss).
  • Knowledge of Dell systems hardware is desirable.
  • Understanding of windows operating system management, installation and configuration.
  • Active Directory management and directory architecture best practices.
  • Understanding of network switching and firewalling is desirable.

No relocation or sponsorship available for this position

Interested applicants please forward your resume and desired salary range to 

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