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Linux Platform Engineer

St. Louis, MO 63017

Posted: 01/27/2023 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Infrastructure Technologies Job Number: 15881

Job Description

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.

We are currently looking for a Linux Platform Engineer to join our team.

  • The Platform Engineer - Linux is responsible for translating functionality requests made by business leaders and Sr. Management into technology solutions supportable by the rest of IT as well as recommending system modifications to reduce user problems and optimize user performance. 
  • Responsible for technical deliverables related to the implementation of the application enhancements and liaison with developers, application support, database administrator, infrastructure, and security.
  • This position will be responsible for system monitoring & operations, capacity, and performance monitoring & management, and performing, maintaining and supporting implementations, upgrades and patching for all Unix/Linux environments. 
  •  Required to deliver 24*7 technical support of all production Unix/Linux systems.
  • This position will also be responsible to develop, test, and manage back-up, recovery, and disaster recovery processes for all Unix/Linux systems.
  • The Platform Engineer - Linux is the local Subject Matter Expert (SME) of their technology discipline and as such will be the escalation point for complex user issues captured by the service desk and PC/LAN Support technicians. 
  • Must be capable of exercising discretion and independent judgement, specifically including analyzing problems, weighing alternative approaches, and recommending solutions. 
  • This position will also routinely interact with equipment vendors and service providers to stay abreast of technologies as well as meeting with the System Architects group to represents concerns to the larger organization.
  • This position has responsibility to assess, make analytical decisions, and develop implementation/upgrade roadmap for the specific technology functional domain, in accordance with global and local initiatives.
  • Ability to quickly identify cause of technical problems and provide resolution.
  • Expert in identified technical domain providing a point of escalation to the IT Service Desk.
  • Must have the ability to provide technical support over the phone, professional phone skills, and demeanor required.
  • Manage technical domain(s) enabling supportability and upgrade paths.
  • Engineer technical solutions in accordance with defined global and local architectures, policies and standards that satisfy business, regulatory, and internal technical drivers.
  • Develop and document local policies and standards that underpin defined architectures.
  • Contribute and affect the evolution of global architecture, policies, and standards in defined technical area to accommodate unique needs.
  • Develop clear and concise documentation for end users and support teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Manage projects, within technical domain, from start to finish, coordinating the entire project life cycle, team and end-user involvement and impact.
  • Ability to lead problem resolution identifying gaps in documentation and providing clarified documentation for frontline technical staff.
  • Rotational on call responsibility.
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Demonstrates ability to grasp and use new technology concepts.
  • Friendly presence and helpful attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Must be familiar with and comply with laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures that are applicable to required job duties.
  • Ability to work in a “team” environment.
  • RISK.
  • Organize and ensure the monitoring of the business, corporate, and external policies and regulations.
  • Complete all mandatory training within a timely basis, as instructed.
  • Comply with code of conduct & policies/procedures.
  • Actively identify incidents outside of established policies & procedures and report to management immediately.
  • Be familiar with & comply with laws, regulations, and internal policies & procedures that are applicable to required job duties.
  • Understand & comply with all compliance and all other applicable laws, including, but not limited to, the completion of all required AML & Sanctions training.
  • Strong knowledge of Unix/Linux shell scripting.
  • Strong knowledge of Unix/Linux security features.
  • Intermediate Network communications skills in NFS, LDAP, NIS, TCP/IP, DNS.
  • Intermediate knowledge of common Unix/Linux Administration tools and Utilities.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows Network Operating Systems.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory.
  • Basic understanding of Windows networking and telecommunications, to include SMTP and VPN.
  • General knowledge of computer hardware, software, and peripherals.
  • General knowledge of SCCM, SAV, and remote connectivity (Checkpoint).
  • General understanding of the procedures for installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing applicable software, hardware, and peripherals.
  • General knowledge of techniques for explaining technical concepts and procedures to non-technical users.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hardware, software, and network technology and recommends modifications as necessary.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standards may exist and critical thinking is needed for effective resolutions.
  • Experience with Oracle.
  • Application Server experience with Oracle WebLogic, IBM Websphere, or Apache Tomcat.
  • Experience with Centrify Unix/Linux Identity Management.
  • Experience with Red Hat Network Satellite.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years’ experience in Information Technology.
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Linux administrator.
  • Employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • Frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. 
  • BS in computer science, information technology, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.
  • Advanced degree.
  • Technology-specific certifications.

Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Job Requirements

Linux, Ansible, VMware

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Anita Kuntorovskiy

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