Senior Linux Systems Engineer

KForce   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Not Specified years

Posted 43 days ago


Kforce's client, a well-known firm, is seeking a Senior Linux Systems Engineer. This firm is paying a competitive package, is offering a tremendous opportunity for growth, and is a highly visible role (reports to the VP of IT). This position is in New York, New York (NY). Responsibilities:

  • Design implementation, engineering, and administration of Linux computing systems hardware, software, and storage infrastructuresupporting a mission-critical environment; these systems are core components of IT infrastructuresupporting a large e-Commerce website
  • Lead or support numerous exciting projects including support for a large-scale, multi-year program transforming IT infrastructure into a hybrid environment consisting of modern local servers and storage systems with physical servers and virtual server instances connected to storage area networks, cloud technology, and hosted solutions
  • Support the build-out and transition to a new co-location data center using the latest Cisco networking and UCS server technologies, HP SAN solutions, Citrix NetScaler's, and other data center infrastructure technologies


  • Hands-on experience with server hardware: IBM x series, Dell, and Cisco UCS
  • Hands-on experience with storage hardware: IBM v3700 family, HP 3Par T400, and 7400 (HP SAN is their new standard)
  • Deep understanding of storage and SAN technology: Virtual disk, LUNs, snapshot, replication, and thin provisioning
  • Experience in developing vendor and technology product score cards as part of technology selection process
  • Experience in log management processes using Syslog, Splunk, OSSEC and SolarWinds preferred
  • Expert knowledge of the Linux Kernel and hands-on experience with various Linux distribution: Red Hat 4, 5, 6, Centos 4, 5, and SUSE 9/10/11
  • Strong knowledge of virtualization technology: VMware (vCenter, vSphere 4 - 6, and ESX 4 - 6)
  • Possess in-depth working knowledge of Linux file systems and storage architecture
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, HTML, HTTP, SSL, SSH, SFTP, DNS, Apache, Tomcat, and LDAP
  • Understanding of database and web application concept and architecture: Oracle, MSQL, and WebLogic
  • Familiarity with database connection methodologies: ODBC and JDBC
  • Understanding of system and storage design appropriate to support Oracle database and WebLogic application server
  • Strong understanding of Linux security principles, defense in-depth, firewalls, IPS/IDS, identity management, authentication, and encryption
  • Possess in-depth working knowledge of Linux patch management and related information security functions
  • Familiarity with vulnerability scanning tools: Qualys, Nmap, and Nessus - Alert Logic is a plus
  • Application/server load balancing and content delivery concept and technology: strong Citrix NetScaler knowledge preferred

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."

JobID: 1738496-AQG

$120K - $160K