Kforce Senior Linux Engineer - VMware - Investment Firm in Jersey City, New Jersey

Kforce's client, a prestigious investment firm located in Jersey City, NJ is seeking a Senior Linux Engineer to work in the Enterprise Systems group.Summary:The person in this position will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and tuning of Linux/UNIX hardware and software systems and providing technical analysis and design support for applications running on Linux. This role has a fair amount of design, architecture work and will be engaged on several upcoming projects.The ideal candidate will manage project and task deliverable commitments, system changes and upgrades as well as perform system-debugging tasks and track from incident detection through resolution (including Vendor escalations).The Senior Linux Systems Engineer will work individually or in a team on various system projects related to Linux, UNIX, Storage, and Application Support. They will supervise and provide technical guidance to the Staff in the Operations and Systems administration group and direct and check the work of other Systems Administrators (SAs).Responsibilities:Provisioning, Patching and Upgrade:

  • Prepare, install and implement operating software (RedHat Linux and AIX) and associated components

  • Plan, prepare and apply maintenance fixes to system software and firmware as required

  • Work on Architecture and Engineering, and Security projects to implement new products and upgrade existing Infrastructure

Preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and fix:

  • Debug and solve complex problems associated with UNIX/Linux servers in production and test environment

Technical Analysis and Design:

  • Work on Architecture and Engineering, and Security projects to secure/harden Linux Operating System deployment in production

  • Make system hardware and software recommendations as required

  • Assist in evaluating new hardware and software and develop creative solutions to complex technological challenges

  • Good organization and documentation skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Ability to work effectively in a team

  • Experience with BladeLogic preferred

  • Experience with working in a SAN environment (EMC VMAX/VPLEX) preferred

  • Experience with Oracle RAC and ASM luns served from an EMC Enterprise SAN preferred

  • Experience with RedHat Clustering preferred

  • Finance background is not required


  • This prestigious investment firm is paying a competitive package including Pension Plan, Strong Bonus, Lots of PTO/Sick Time, Great Matching on 401K, Extremely low health insurance cost and other perks

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:YearsMinimum Compensation:120000.00Maximum Compensation:140000.00