Senior Linux & Storage Engineer / Architect


Newark, NJ

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 208 days ago

  by    VeraAnn Bilardi

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* Must have strong Storage and Linux!

Engineering of enterprise Linux & storage IT infrastructure solutions, solving business needs at an advanced level, while providing operational support as necessary to the broader infrastructure team.

Maintain effective internal control of the firm's Linux and storage systems via research, project management, implementation, and optimization, while maintaining and monitoring the integrity of the Linux, Storage and legacy UNIX (Solaris) infrastructure. 

Advanced knowledge and experience of Linux Operating Systems, Linux & storage hardware, NAS, SAN, hyper converged and cloud storage technologieswith proven background in project engineering. 

In particular a strong background with NetApp Clustered OnTap (CDOT) storage, Linux RedHat Enterprise Server 7, Oracle Solaris 11, and Brocade SAN infrastructure is essential. Additionally perform engineering for layered UNIX/Linux infrastructure applications such as job scheduling (CA Workspace Automation / Autosys), systems backup (Symantec NetBackup 7), market data tools (Thompson Reuters, S&P).

Experiencewith VMWare ESXi and Windows operating systems from an infrastructuresupport and design perspective highly desirable.

Role responsibilities: 

*        Project engineering, management and research for all ?Open Systems* & ?Storage* projects.

*        Oversee, maintain and enhance the Linux & storage systems infrastructure.

*        Assist other team members in managing Linux & storage infrastructure (SAN & NAS NetApp systems).

*        Provide in-depth root cause analysis as necessary within specialist realms.

*        Use VMWare native tools (vCenter) to template / deploy / configure / manage Linux & storage Virtual Machines.

*        Use NetApp and VMWare tools (eg. NetApp VSC within vCenter) to configure SnapMirror/VM replication and Snapshots

*        Oversee and manage performance using appropriate reporting & monitoring tools.

*        Action requests for new Linux & storage systems, cross-training other team members as necessary.

*        Provide input and support for infrastructure and application development projects that require Linux infrastructure.

*        Ongoing evaluation and analysis of the Linux, UNIX & storage infrastructure to provide optimum performance.

*        Maintain market & industry awareness of new products that could offer improved value to the business.

*        Datacenter engineering - logistics, planning, monitoring (power / environmental / security).

*        Liaise with appropriate application development representatives to optimise value to the business.

*        Liaise with third party vendor operations management.

*        Provision of core on-site daily coverage with overnight and weekend on-callsupport as needed.

*        Maintain good working relationships.

Applicable to all staff

*       General

Ensure the business area conducts its activity in accordance with all relevant external regulators and the firm's policies.

*       Compliance

Ensure compliance with the regulatory and statutory requirements and the firm's ISO compliance policies and procedures affecting the business area.


Report any breaches of regulations to Legal and Compliance.


*       Risk Management

Ensure the business unit operates in accordance with stipulated risk management policies and procedures, covering market risk, credit risk and operational risk.

Ensure failures and shortcomings in policies and procedures are reported.

Essential Experience: (Must have skills)

A minimum of 5-10 years in a senior role engineering and supporting Linux & Storage infrastructurewithin a critical production environment, with emphasis on project design and implementation. 

*        NetApp Clustered ONTAP 8.x/9.x (CDOT) storage experience. Recent design, installation, and production supportexperience of enterprise NetApp CDOT storage essential.

*        RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.x Infrastructureengineering and supportexperience* OS builds, standardization, patch management, performance tuning.

*        Oracle Sun Solaris 11.x operating systems experience.

*        UNIX/Linux experiencewith NFS, Automounter, Jumpstart / Automated Install / KickStart, DNS, SMTP (Sendmail), SNMP, NTP, syslog, Solaris Volume Manager, ZFS (zpools/zfs), LVM/LVM2.

*        Fibre Channel SAN experience: Brocade or Cisco midrange Fibre channelswitches.

*        NetApp SAN Management software (e.g. Brocade Webtools & CLI, NetApp OnCommand System Manager, OnComannd Performance Manager, Config Advisor, NetApp Management Console, NetApp Performance Console, NetApp SnapMirror replication).

*        Proven Project Managementexperience.

*        Previous senior roles supporting/performing Operating Systems administration (Storage, Unix)


Supplementary Experience: (Useful additional skills)

*        RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Redhat certifications / Oracle Sun Certified UNIX certifications / NetApp storage certifications

*        Infrastructure programming skills * such as Borne Shell / Perlscripting to automate deployment, improve and expand in-house infrastructure monitoring/reporting.

*        Windows & VMWare Infrastructure and administration experience, eg. ESXi 5.5, 6.0, Windows2012, Windows2008.

*        Exposure to some of the following useful:

*        Centrify DirectControl.

*        Generic financial systems, market data experience an advantage.

*        Eagle Investment Systems (Eagle Suite) * STAR/PACE.

*        Thompson Reuters Market Data software and Standard & Poors Market Data Loaders.

*        Other Linux distributions, eg. Ubuntu LTS 16.

*        Job Schedulinginfrastructureexperience (CA Workload Automation / Autosys) .

*        Symantec NetBackup 7.x

*        Solarwinds monitoring exposure.

*        Redhat Kickstart

*        Dev Ops: docker / puppet.

Personal Attributes:

*        Self-motivated individual.

*        Hardworking and dedicated team player.

*        Able to communicate at all levels.

*        Strong investigative skills.

*        Problem solving skills & perseverance.

*        Technical Literacy.

$162K - $187K