Linux Engineer

Job Title - Linux Engineer
Location: Dulles, VA
Length – Permanent 
Job Description
The System Engineer is responsible for the implementation and production support of all technical aspects of the Linux server environment running on VMWare servers hosting middleware applications. 
The System Engineer will plan, install, configure, test, implement and trouble-shoot application software solutions, operating systems and hardware that make up the Linux/VMWare environment. The System Engineer must maintain current knowledge of industry best practices and be familiar with operational and system management methodologies. System Engineers work independently on projects, evaluate the technical risks and strategies involved and provide on-call support for the environment.     
Background as a specialist in VMWare/Linux configuration, monitoring and tuning, and resolution of stability and performance related issues
Supports middleware application requirements and R&D analysis for the establishment of new VMWare/Linux environments for application development and production applications
Proven knowledge of technologies relevant to the current ATPCO LAN and application environment including VMWare ESXi 5.x, vSphere 5.x, Linux clustering, SAN technologies, virtualization, backup/recovery strategies, and replication
Hands-on expertise with installation, configuration, implementation, maintenance, backup/recovery, replication, failover and disaster recovery of Linux operating systems, middleware application software and server hardware
Contributes technical advice and consultation on application usage scenarios
Develops project plans for functionality, integration and stress-testing of products
Uses and recommends available tools to analyze, resolve and evaluate performance and availability issues
Interface with vendors and other technical support teams to resolve problems and determine effective and efficient solutions
Facilitates and coordinates work across department and divisional lines to produce results
Produces well-documented and organized procedures, standards and policies
Contributes in the evaluation and acquisitioning of hardware and software solutions including business case justification and vendor interface
Works with architects and engineers on research, evaluation, design and implementation of new infrastructure solutions
Demonstrates effective, independent decision-making skills, and escalate concerns and issues as appropriate
Provides 24x7 on-call production support for distributed environment and applications
Keeps up-to-date on the system management methodologies and tools used for monitoring, reporting, and system
Education : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical training or work experience.   Current Linux, VMWare certifications desired
Kushal Shah
APN Software Service INC

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