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Senior Linux Systems Engineer – India

Are you passionate about solving challenging problems, making a real impact and building something big? Join the Virtela team today.

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Are you passionate about solving challenging problems, making a real impact and building something big? Are you someone who is looking to make a significant positive impact in your role as a UNIX Systems Engineer?

Virtela just might have a position for you! We’re looking for a razor sharp engineer to help transform how to support enterprise networking and security. If you’re a systems infrastructure fanatic who tirelessly fine-tunes their craft and seeks to improve your ideas based on what applications and end-users really want and need – it’s time to apply!

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of Linux administration experience
  • Mastery of GNU/Linux (Redhat/CentOS/Ubuntu), expertise with Logical Volume Managers, network troubleshooting, bash, Python and/or Perl programming
  • Superior puppet skills. Experience writing manifests is required. Hiera, PuppetDB, and Puppet 3 experience are a plus.
  • Strong experience with the VMware, KVM, and VirtualBox hypervisors
  • Tools with emphasis on Syslog, SMTP, HTTP, LDAP, Radius, SQL, and DNS.

Preferred Skills

  • Strong SAN experience. iSCSI experience is a plus.
  • Load balancer experience a plus
  • Vagrant experience is a plus
  • RPM and DEB file generation experience a plus
  • OpenStack and CEPH distributed file system experience is a plus.
  • Cobbler, PXE boot, Kickstart and Spacewalk/RHN Satellite server experience a plus
  • Cisco/ Dell / IBM / Sun / Blade hardware experience is a plus
  • Linux cluster (heartbeat, pacemaker, corosync) experience a plus

Experience Required

  • Strong customer service attitude with superior people skills
  • Able to lead troubleshooting, optimization, and performance tuning of applications, databases, and Unix systems
  • Strong knowledge of Internet services, systems monitoring and management, and open source
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Understanding of Systems design and the OSI model
  • Strong general automation skills. This includes scripting, automated monitoring, and automated VM deployments
  • Ability to perform 24x7x365 on-call duty with other systems team members

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing development, testing and production VM and physical server environments
  • Automating and improving existing processes
  • Systems planning, configuring systems, installing software, providing guidance in technical meetings, defining standards, assisting with research and design for architectural issues, assisting/providing status updates, attending project meetings and implementation support of new applications
  • Supporting all of Virtela’s Enterprise applications.
  • Support primarily developers, applications integrators, DBAs, Global Operations Centers, and numerous scripting languages (Bash, Perl, Ruby, and Python)
  • Acting as a key member (support/consult/lead) on various application’s BSS/OSS projects
  • Managing capacity, designing systems architecture and performing technology refreshes


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