Linux Server Engineer
A$ A' "A' ?WHO ARE WE?Afiniti is the world's leading applied artificial intelligence and advanced analytics provider. Afiniti Enterprise Behavioral PairingA$ cents A cents € zA' cents uses artificial intelligence to identify subtle and valuable patterns of human interaction in order to pair individuals on the basis of behavior, leading to more successful interactions and measurable increases in enterprise profitability. PURPOSEThe Engineers will be responsible for the management Linux/Virtualization Server infrastructure. The ideal candidate will provide 24x7 support of engineering solutions in both physical and virtual environments. They will design and configure Linux systems, and will handle all upgrades and security patches to application and OS based on agreed-upon maintenance windows. They will implement changes and/or new features to support and secure the Linux infrastructure based on direction and guidance from the Enterprise Infrastructure Operations Engineering team.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Application integration, architecture, engineering, and support of the Afiniti in house and client remote servers and storage systems.24x7 support of Production appliances and related /associated supporting systemsDesign, implement, and support the computing systems, including both physical and virtual systems, and perform configuration, maintenance, support, and engineering tasksSupport Afiniti application development, including determining required patches, packages, permissions, software configuration, etc.Coordinate with Security, Operations/Engineering, and other functional teams to ensure standards are maintained when systems are customized to support Afiniti development effortsProduction support of new engineering solutions and initiatives.Standardization, Optimization and automation of systemsPerform routine systems admin functions to maintain all Linux /Virtualization serversRecommend, design, and implement systems management and automation solutionsDesign, configure, and tune highly-available Linux systemsAssist in implementing, executing, maintaining, and documenting proper DR and BC as well as high availability proceduresParticipate in deployments, upgrades, and maintenanceMaintain the patch levels of all OS and application patches on all systems using automated systemsPerforming other duties as assigned by their respective line managers.YOU WILL HAVEExperience of the candidate should be between 4 to 7 yearsExperience engineering and supporting Linux (RHEL/CENTOS) and Virtualization (Citrix Xen/VMware /RHEV/ KVM) in a large-scale environmentExperience supporting computing technologies for researchers (experience within a multinational IT Software and services development environment is preferred)Strong organizational and analytical skillsExperience supporting Functional and production development efforts, custom applications, etc.Ability to work both independently and as part of a teamDependability and reliabilityMethodical and disciplined approach to problem solvingAbility to be on-call 24x7Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with minimal supervisionDemonstrated experience with advanced configurations such as high availability, SAN/NAS Storage, FC Switches, virtualization, performance tuning, etc.Experience working within a dynamic R&D environmentExperience researching, evaluating, and supporting new technologiesExperience supporting enterprise-class applications and databasesExperience deploying Linux on x86 rack-mount server and blade platformsExperience connecting Linux systems to enterprise storage, and understanding of appropriate use cases for SAN and NASExperience connecting Linux systems to TCP/IP networks, configuring, troubleshooting, tuning, etc.Excellent Expertise mandatory with server virtualization technologiesStrong scripting skills with experience in Perl, Python, PHP, Bash, or other scripting languagesImplemented automatic configuration system (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, CFEngine, etc.)Strong Linux security skills/experienceExperience setting up and deploying systems with Red Hat SatelliteEDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering disciplineSALARY & PACKAGEAs well as a competitive base salary dependent on the number of years of experience, we also offer generous stock options, an annual discretionary bonus plus Corporate benefits. We believe that richness in diversity is a huge asset for Afiniti. We value both the similarities and differences in everyone who is a part of the Afiniti team. We believe that this diversity builds a stronger organization and is in keeping with the core values of our company. Our policy, therefore, is to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding or reproductive health decisions), gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, genetic information, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. This means that we comply with all applicable human rights and employment legislation, and we do not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotions, reductions in force, or terminations. ?