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Senior Linux Engineer

Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1C7 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 05/29/2018 Job ID: 18472 Industry: IT/Software Development

Position Title:  Senior Linux Engineer


Position Description:  Protingent has an and exciting fulltime job opportunity for a Senior Linux System Engineer /Administrator located in Vancouver, BC.  You will be accountable for the design, implementation and support of a Linux based technical enterprise level infrastructure for a global retail leader. With end-users in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe you will be focused on delivering rock-solid systems to support business critical functions.


  • As part of the Technical Infrastructure team, you influence the design and standards used by the entire company. 
  • Gather requirements, and implement large complex systems, including high availability, clustering and load balancing both on-premise and in public cloud environments.
  • Assist the infrastructure team in designing and implementing strategy and technologies to deploy and manage Linux and other platforms in a hybrid cloud environment, with attention to managing identity, performance, configuration management, automation, IaC, monitoring and logging and scalable systems.
  • Ensure the on-going security of the systems and the data, as it pertains to best practice, PCI-DSS audit standards and SSAE-16 audit standards. Use established hardening tools and guidelines.
  • Participate in technology infrastructure strategy. Work with peers to refine process and strategy.
  • Address systems performance, capacity, and reliability issues associated with IT projects and initiatives where required.
  • Provide thorough documentation of systems and solutions.
  • Provide on-call support as required.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Engineering, Information Systems or Computer Science or equivalent education and experience.
  • 6 years technical systems administration and deploying and troubleshooting complex Linux/Unix systems.
  • Experience in an apparel retail environment is highly desired.
  • Experience with installation, hardening, administration and troubleshooting in Redhat based environments, with familiarity with Redhat specific management toolsets. Experience performing relevant provisioning tasks in a VMWare VSphere based virtualization environment.
  • Experience with large scale data base and transaction processing systems.
  • Experience with automated deployment/management of infrastructure in public cloud environments (AWS/Azure) and high-level understanding of products available on these platforms.
  • Thorough knowledge of scripting languages, Bash, Perl, Python or Powershell is also desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of configuration management tools (i.e. Puppet / Chef / Ansible).
  • Understanding of delivery of infrastructure as code.
  • Familiar with container technology (i.e Docker).
  • Understanding and configuration / maintenance of VMWare virtualization platform, and VMWare ancillary tools (SRM / DRS / Backup / Migration).
  • Understanding of provisioning and life-cycling. Solid grounding in systems and task automation, and the associated tools to accomplish this.
  • Application server implementation / deployment experience ( Weblogic, JBOSS, Tomcat)
  • Solid understanding of shared storage systems, and storage protocols.
  • Clear understanding of basic network concepts (firewalling, routing, etc.), with a deep understanding of the Linux network implementation.
  • Experience configuring core Linux OS functionality (SELinux, Kernel parameters, network, storage and memory performance impacting configuration items).
  • Thorough understanding of n-tier based applications, including load balancing (F5 / Netscalar) and (Linux) clustering.
  • Experience with configuration and management of enterprise monitoring and logging solutions, ensuring reliable and consistent uptime.
  • Experience with managing and maintaining a large, distributed install base of linux based servers in an Enterprise environment. (All steps from provisioning, management / automation, patching, backup, DR and decommissioning).
  • Some general windows systems administration-is a plus.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.


Chris Walsh

Since 2013 I have been able to meet a lot of bright minded and interesting people while recruiting for Protingent. I specialize in hardware and software product development engineers. My recruiting style is to build a strong, lasting relationship as I help you achieve your career goals. I am a straight forward open minded individual and treat others as I wish to be treated. I enjoy sports, food and wines. Let’s get started today.

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