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Cloud Solutions Engineer III - Linux
Englewood, CO  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on June 10, 2023
Job Id #62970 Posted May 5, 2023

Senior Linux Systems Engineer (with Automation skills) - Ideal candidate will lead in the planning, design, development, implementation, and execution Linux systems engineering for the company's Datacenter. Drives identification and adoption of best-in-class development. Designs, develops and implements platform enhancements and makes recommendations for improvements.

Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, and / or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in UNIX/Linux engineering/administration
  • Solid (RPM and Debian) Linux engineering, troubleshooting, testing and hardening experience
  • Experience using new RPM tools like ip, dnf, nmcli …
  • Experience using apt, ubiquity, debian installer, ufw
  • Familiar writing, reading and understanding yaml, and json files
  • Automation/Scripting skills: perl, bash and python
  • Hands-on experience designing, implementing and optimizing Linux file-systems
  • Experience with Vcenter, VMware ovftool, and Hashicorp vault and packer tools
  • Knowledge of CIS Workbench hardening, Linux Test Project and eliciting test cases; experience with Linux troubleshooting, hardening, and performance tuning
  • Gitlab experience creating workflows, CI/CD pipelines, setting variables

Additional Qualifications
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers,
  • in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Can clearly and professionally communicate with peers and solution vendors, both in person and through approved electronic communication means.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate multiple projects, communicate project requirements and objectives.
  • Ability to meet deliverable objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of Telco or related service provider services and technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiar with Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • experience with LDAP mandatory
  • experience with API-driven configuration
  • Write and review pull/merge requests in Git
  • Hands-on experience with creating Linux system images and publishing to a repository system such as Artifactory, etc.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification.

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers.  We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments.  For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. The pay range for this role is $67 - $78 per hour. This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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