Senior Linux System Engineer

Greater Boston Area, Boston 02139

Posted: 11/18/18 Category: IT Business and Systems Analysis Job Number: 7142

Position: Senior Linux System Engineer
Location: Greater Boston Area, MA
Duration: 18 months

Job Description
  • Engineer/Architect Linux environment for a global biomedical research organization. 
  • The candidate will be accountable for the technical design, service management aspects and automation of the Linux environment to guarantee timely, efficient, accurate, and uninterrupted service to scientists. 
  • The Linux environment includes physical, virtual (cloud & on premise) servers hosting scientific commercial & in-house developed applications.
  • Maximize the business value of global and local initiatives, ensuring effective alignment of IT investment with business requirements.
  • Develop an environment which fosters a high-performance and innovative organization.
  • Skills:  
  • Strong technical depth across infrastructure technology, primarily Linux but also Virtualization, Cloud, Process Automation.
  • Drive re-architecture of existing systems to implement streamlined, well-performing, automated and scalable architectures.
  • Works with enterprise architecture, application and infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project.
  • Responsible for analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural solution.
  • Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.
  • Troubleshoot complex technical issues, especially recurring problems impacting production applications
  • Experience building prototypes, pilots, or full products in cloud environments
  • Design, document, and maintain architecture diagrams for systems, processes, and interfaces
  • Manage at the project/task level (as needed) to provide specific guidance for operations personnel on technical projects, design and implementation 
  • Identify and define standards & operational procedures
  • Identify technical solutions to resolve technical cross platform problems
  • Develop and maintain client relationships
  • Continuously evaluate architectures against emerging technology trends or business growth areas and target areas of opportunity to ensure performance and capacity exceed demand
  • Apply and integrate emerging technology trends to new and existing systems architecture
  • Responsible for complying with Company policies and standards.
  • Assists in the planning and design of new or upgraded systems. Work with operational teams to implement process improvements
  • Facilitate automation deployments to reduce manual processes and improve efficiencies across systems and data centers
  • Ability to manage deliverables across multiple internal and external organizations
  • Member of a global team of 5 system engineers
  • This role coordinates closely with the Operation, Architecture, DevOps & Scientific Computing teams.
  • Architect in his core domain followed with L3 support level

  • 10 years of experience in Linux system engineering in a global enterprise
  • In-depth scripting/automation: Bash, Ruby & Python
  • Good experience in AWS Cloud Computing platform.
  • Deep knowledge in configuration management (Puppet/Chef)
  • Fluent in English

Kathryn Egizi
Technical Recruiter

Contact Kat today to learn more about this terrific opportunity with Queen Consulting Group!

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