Sr. Linux Engineer in Jackson, MS at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  830735


The Systems Engineer is an experienced, professional, and energetic individual who will help successfully manage over 300+ Linux servers and manage all Linux software installations.  In addition, Systems Engineer is required to assist security with all compliance and security related tickets affecting Linux servers.


Primary Responsibilities:

Maintains awareness and currency of technologies, software, program products, and hardware as related to Information Services

Installs software products by utilizing vendor information, past experience and group members’ knowledge, minimizing the business exposure due to changes in the processing environments. Evaluates the performance of installed software and hardware by utilizing available aids to monitor trends, loads and growth patterns   50%

Resolves system problems and performance by careful analysis, debugging, identifying the root cause and applying corrective maintenance

Documents all changes following controls, procedures and documentation standards and raises issues and concerns with recommendations for follow-up action   50%

Provides expertise in specific hardware, software, utilities, and productivity aids used by Information Services, and advises others on their use   10%

Secondary Responsibilities:

Acts in the capacity of final level in-house support, a mentor to junior staff providing guidance and technical expertise and as technical consultant to other departments within Information Services 10%



Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Red Hat certification, knowledge of ITIL/MOF practices



Hands on experience with the following Linux Server Solutions, including: RPM, Puppet, Satellite, LVM 

Networking fundamentals, TCP/IP, DNS, WINS, DHCP, etc. and Server virtualization technologies (especially VMware ESX)

IBM / HP server and storage hardware, software and firmware, a solid understanding of server security fundamentals and server deployment methodologies and best practices

Web services Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic


5 years of experience working in a Linux server environment including Red Hat Enterprise 5+ and SLES 10+ operating systems



Encounters same problems repeatedly in the same sequence.

Problems have a number of possible solutions with choice of solutions based on experience or situation.

Needs to adapt solutions to new situations requiring significant reasoning or interpretation.

Problems become long-term research projects involving organizational strategy and have far reaching results.