Linux Systems Engineer

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Published: April 30, 2024
St. Louis, MO / Hybrid
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Linux Systems Engineer

The Linux Systems Engineer is responsible for providing mid to high level support on a Linux based infrastructure/application, network monitoring, and diagnostics support. This role will require occasional after-hours, non-standard schedules, and evening/night/weekend shifts to support 24/7 operations.


  • Plan, design, test, and implement new solutions and services.
  • Review and recommend improvements to the existing infrastructure and technologies where applicable.
  • Installation, configuration, testing, maintenance, and upgrading of operating systems, applications software, hardware, storage, virtualization platforms, and system management tools.
  • Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for advising and consulting of new or upgrades to IT infrastructure.
  • Interpret security scans and audits to make required adjustments to remediate deficiencies or propose compensating controls.
  • Work with IS security team to secure infrastructure systems, including OS and application patching, logging, and monitoring.
  • Manage and monitor IT infrastructure and applications.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impacts of issues.
  • Perform backup recovery operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures.
  • Lead support efforts, making sure all applications, servers, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions to the business.
  • Subject Matter Experts on all company software and hardware providing documentation for lower tier administrators and technicians to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Work with vendors and other IT personnel on problem resolution.
  • Provide tier 3 resolutions for complex issues; maintain an occasional on-call status after work hours (it rotates every 2 weeks starting on Friday at 5:30pm and the last time the Linux team received a page was on 2/21/24).


  • 3-5 years demonstrated skills in a high-tech environment, emphasizing skills in infrastructure management.
  • Experience with RedHat Satellite.
  • Experience with IPA/IDM.
  • Experienced knowledge in Linux/Unix operating systems and command line.
  • Fundamental knowledge of SAN and NAS storage devices.
  • Knowledge of or experience with scripting and automation tools.
  • Must have strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Fundamental knowledge of TCP/IP networks and troubleshooting tools.
  • Diagnose performance problems using available standard performance tools and system indicators.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in troubleshooting, problem determination, root cause analysis, and problem-solving skills.
  • Superior analytical skills to assess and resolve issues in a complex technical environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and effectively to resolve client concerns/issues.
  • Strong attention to detail in a structured environment.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • PTO
  • EAP
  • 401k Plan and Matching
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