Kforce Senior Linux Systems Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Kforce is working with the world's leading provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers and is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to join a rapidly growing team in Portland, Oregon (OR). Summary:The client is 100% focused on their managed service provider partners and believe that with the right technology, managed service providers can change how businesses around the world operate. The client provides data protection, business continuity, networking, business management, and file backup, and sync products that enable and protect the clients of their 14,000 partners. This is a direct hire position.Responsibilities:

  • Lead infrastructure expansion/enhancement projects of varying size and scope

  • Create, automate, provision, and deploy Linux-based operating systems/applications rapidly and at a very large scale

  • Ensure system stability, scalability, security, and performance

  • Create and maintain documentation surrounding their infrastructure

  • Think out of the box and solve complex scaling challenges

The client offers all full-time employees a wide-ranging benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive health-care benefits

  • Free lunch every Friday

  • Flexible working hours

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Free food, drinks, and fresh organic fruit

  • Fitness reimbursement

  • Charity match program

  • Transit subsidy in select cities

  • Education reimbursement

  • And more

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering or equivalent IT work experience

  • 4 years of experience with Linux administration in large (100's-1000's) server environments

  • Experience managing Linux machines running on AWS (EC2, S3, etc.)

  • Solid configuration management skills (required); Puppet preferred but Ansible/Chef/Salt/CFEngine acceptable

  • Experience with IPTables or similar technology

  • Experience with scripting and system automation (Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)

  • Experience supporting DNS, Apache/NGINX, load balancers (HAProxy, F5, etc.)

  • Solid virtualization experience (KVM, Xen, VMware)

  • Experience with ZFS, Elasticsearch, Kibana, OpenStack a plus

  • Excel under pressure in an energized environment

  • Able to produce good documentation for other team members to learn from

  • Good diagnostic expertise including problem investigation, root-cause analysis, and resolution skills

  • Love learning new skills and are an excellent teammate

  • Excellent time management skills and are willing to take on tasks outside of your normal duties

  • Willing to work off-hours support as needed including on-call rotation

  • Worked with source code control (GitLab, GitHub, Git, etc.)

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:100000.00Maximum Compensation:155000.00