Linux Systems Engineer

8 - 10 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/18/18
Norwalk, CT
8 - 10 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/18/18

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and lead Datto infrastructure expansion / enhancement projects of varying size and scope
  • Create, automate, provision, and deploy Linux-based operating systems / applications rapidly and at a very large scale
  • Ensure system stability, scalability, security and performance
  • Create and maintain documentation surrounding our infrastructure
  • Think out of the box and solve complex scaling challenges

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Must have solid configuration management skills, Puppet preferred, but Ansible / Chef / Salt acceptable
  • 7+ Years experience with Linux administration in large (100’s-1000’s) server environments, Ubuntu preferred
  • Experience with Linux firewalls (IPTables) and general Linux networking
  • Experience with scripting and system automation (Bash, Python, Perl, Awk, etc) Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent IT work experience
  • Experience supporting BIND/PowerDNS, Apache/NGINX, load balancers
  • Solid virtualization experience, KVM preferred
  • Experience with ZFS, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Openstack a plus

General Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills—documentation skills mandatory
  • Good diagnostic expertise including problem investigation, root-cause analysis and resolution skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to quickly acquire new skills and thrive in a team-based environment
  • Ability to leave attitude at the door, be receptive to new ideas, and be able to switch projects at the drop of a hat
  • Professional and courteous attitude
  • Ability to effectively manage time and push multiple projects at once
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Limited travel may be required
  • Off hours support required

Here at Datto our people are our greatest asset, which is why we offer a comprehensive and unique benefits package. Above and beyond the typical medical, dental and vision, we also offer a generous 401k plan with a significant employer match, unlimited paid time off, educational reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, and travel subsidies for commuters. We have a patent rewards program and various other fun perks and fringe benefits, including free lunch every Friday in all of our offices globally.

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