Linux Systems Engineer

Employer
CARFAX
Location
Centreville, VA
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Join our Data Services team as a Linux Systems EngineerThe CARFAX Systems Engineer Team is looking for a Linux Systems Engineer to join us in our Columbia, MO Data Center. Successful candidates will have experience in one or more of the following technologies - Linux, SAN, VMWare and Windows, will be team oriented and will excel in a fast-paced and agile work environment. The selected candidate will join a highly functional team oriented to designing, implementing, maintaining and managing CARFAX mission critical systems. Daily duties will include administering Linux servers, virtual systems, operating system software, patching & updating, security administration, and integrating automation. As a System Engineer you will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the CARFAX server infrastructure that is critical to our customer base. Other duties could include determining departmental strategies, participation in development projects, server administration, incident and problem resolution, software administration, backup/restore activities and documentation. The CARFAX CultureOur culture offers the unique blend of a high achieving, high-energy workforce in a casual, laid back setting. Our employee focused culture has been recognized and earned CARFAX the honor of being named as one of the "Great Places to Work" 7 times in a row by Washingtonian magazine and additionally by the Washington Post, and nationally by Glassdoor! Are you ready to join a winning team, be inspired daily, and have a blast while doing it? If so, take a detour from your daily grind and apply today! As a System Engineer you will: Have responsibility for incident and problem management, tuning, maintenance and management of Linux and Windows servers and SAN environments Support CARFAX's Data Center strategies of using industry best practices, standardization, centralized monitoring and management of CARFAX's server environments Install/update/maintain/document new and existing Linux, Windows and VMware servers Respond to business needs by effectively gathering requirements, analyzing relevant data, recommending a design and getting team consensus in a timely manner Maintain current knowledge of relevant product offerings and technologiesWhat you need to have: 5+ years of experience in Linux server design and administration in a large server environment. Experience using server automation and management tools such as Chef, Puppet, Foreman, or similar technologies, including the ability to create jobs, packages, import devices and deploy servers Experience with Linux and Windows server design and administration RHEL/CENTOS 7 experience preferred. Experience using cloud based technologies like the AWS suite and Azure. Experience with VMware, NetBackup, and Oracle OVM is a plus Demonstrated ability to recognize and react to situations with a sense of urgency and ownership during production impacting Incidents Ability to identify deficient processes/procedures and then develop and implement improvements Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects; both short and long term A self-starter, highly committed to providing excellent customer service in a team environment Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with team and others in clear, concise, and timely mannerAbout CARFAXYou may know CARFAX as the company that has provided trusted vehicle information reports for over 30 years but we are so much more! CARFAX is on a mission to help millions of people shop, buy, own and sell used cars with more confidence. To do this we are constantly expanding our offerings, and stretching into new areas in order to provide needed, trusted assistance to consumers at all points of the car buying, ownership, and selling lifecycle. At CARFAX we invest in the growth of our employees and offer rewarding, creative, fast-paced work, as well as many other opportunities to challenge you in your career.