Linux Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: HQ00009264
  • Date Posted: 25 September 2017
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: £1.00 to £1,000
  • Sector: IT (general)
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Linux Design Engineer :

As part of the Unix/Linux engineering team you will do the follow-up of the existing Linux/Unix environments, lead in the design and engineering of the changing and growing Linux environments (test, development as well as production), lead and/or co-operate in internal and company projects, work in close collaboration with design engineers in other areas and with the Unix/Linux systems administrators of the Unix and Linux Operations teams. You will report to the Unix Engineering Manager. Your primary focus for this job will be on the Linux environment.

Engineering and Maintenance tasks:
Being actively involved in defining the Linux strategy
Life-cycle management of the system software, firmware and hardware configurations
Fine-tuning, optimisation and securing the Linux environment
Testing updates and upgrades of the Linux system- and related software
Testing, validating, engineering new products using a project way of working
Follow-up vendors on escalated issues, new technologies and roadmaps
Technical project lead and project management of small & medium technical internal Unix projects
Acting as Unix technical point of contact within cross area internal projects and within company projects
Document new designs, strategies and (to be) implemented solutions
Solving fundamental design & dimensioning problems
Handover the Linux related project knowledge to the other team members as well to the Unix and Linux Operations teams during the project lifecycle
Support tasks:
Engineering support towards our internal customers (network engineers and product application engineers/developers) of our Unix/Linux environments
Solving complex Linux operational problems
Assisting and coaching the Linux/Unix design administrators in their operational role
Skills and Experience:
At least 3-5 years experience in an enterprise environment, more specific in high-end Unix and Linux production environments
Experience in the definition, planning, testing and implementation of new services and technologies
Good knowledge of English is mandatory
Good troubleshooting and analytical skills
General planning and project management skills and experience.
Technically proactive, strong communication & negotiation skills, mediator.
Technical Skills
Several years of experience in supporting, maintaining and engineering Red Hat Enterprise Linux v6 and higher, Red Hat Satellite v5 and higher.
Operational experience with VMware ESX virtualization technologies
Operational experience with Storage Area Network (SAN) is a distinct advantage
Knowledge of Veritas Volume Manager & Veritas File System, and experience with clustering software like Veritas Cluster Server is a plus
Knowledge of common networking, authentication & security protocols, DNS, SSL/TLS, LDAP/Kerberos/Red Hat Identity Management (IPA)...
Cross Linux/Unix experience (on Oracle Solaris & HP/UX specifically)
Programming experience to automate activities (python, Ansible, shell scripting, git)
Nice to have:
Understanding of:
Packaging tools
Security (SELinux, CIS)
Basic Windows knowledge