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Linux Engineer

The Swift Group is looking for a Linux Engineer who is able to utilize kickstart infrastructure to build and deploy new systems using bare metal and virtual machines. They will maintain those systems using both puppet and ansible in both cloud and on-prem environments. The ideal candidate is a hands-on engineering professional with significant experience in working closely with other Linux engineers and development teams to ensure stable, secure, operating environment at both the OS and application layers. They must have strong, firsthand technical expertise in a variety of configuration automation, deployment, and continuous integration technologies and the proven ability to fashion robust solutions that can keep pace with software development. As a member of the Infrastructure Linux Team, this candidate will also be responsible for the implementation, support, and maintenance of all Linux infrastructure systems. The individual will work with network and systems engineers as well as application developers to install, configure, and maintain systems. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day operations of systems by monitoring system performance, configuration, maintenance, and repair.
  • Assist application teams with creation and configuration and deployment of Linux systems and platforms.
  • Work with other teams to deploy new software and improve existing systems
  • Project based development, implementation, and documentation of Linux systems and capabilities (Security enhancements, Resource Monitoring and Notification, Dev/Ops Automation, etc.)
  • Perform initial troubleshooting of issues and work with other teams, as necessary, to efficiently resolve issues.
  • Provide regular updates on project status through established team communication tools.
  • Participate in and conducting applicable accreditation support (scans, automation, auditing, etc.)
  • Work with a team to build, administer, and secure cloud environments, including hybrid environments, in a repeatable and reliable manner
  • Design, develop, test, debug, and deploy new cloud tooling and infrastructure that extend or replace existing capabilities
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team of software engineers, data scientists, analysts, project managers and other engineering groups
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements introductions systems and platforms
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Write and update technical documentation such as system documentation, training materials, processes, and procedures
  • Work alongside other engineers on the team to sustain and advance our organization’s capabilities

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated hands on experience configuring cloud VPCs, subnets, route tables, and gateways
  • Demonstrated experience scaling applications written in Java, Python or other programming languages with Cloud Native technologies
  • Experience deploying code in AWS utilizing solutions such as Terraform, Ansible, and CloudFormation
  • Experience working with cloud native technologies, Infrastructure as Code (IAC), and/or Serverless cloud technologies
  • Extensive experience using both puppet and ansible in both cloud and on-prem environments
  • Experience securing cloud environments
  • Demonstrated experience achieving customer accreditation of cloud solutions for highly sensitive system
  • Extensive experience as a Linux Systems Administrator of Linux, preferably RHEL/CentOS (installation, configuration, upgrades, troubleshooting)
  • Prior experience with one or more scripting tools: Shell, Perl/CGI, Python, Ruby
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information both orally and written
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance required

Desired Qualifications:

  • AWS Certification: Solutions Architect Professional or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud technologies used with ETL and big data pipelines such as Glue, EMR, HIVE, Spark, S3, SQS, and SNS
  • Demonstrated experience with Kubernetes or EKS
  • Demonstrated experience using the AWS CDK
  • Prior experience with SQL querying of a relational database, such as MySQL
  • Prior experience setting up Docker clusters using Swarm and or Kubernetes
  • Prior experience with git for Infrastructure code management
  • Master's Degree

The Swift Groups is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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