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Senior Linux Engineer

Santa Monica, CA 
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Redhat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Amazon Cloud, Scripting (Perl,, Shell), Puppet, Chef 
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Senior System Engineer will work with our operations and development team resources to implement and maintain their service platform, Amazon Cloud servers, LAMP and J2EE applications. These platforms are based on Red Hat Linux, Oracle Linux, CENTOS and Ubuntu.

Day-to-day responsibilities include building and maintaining the high-availability 24/7 J2EE application. All infrastructure initiatives within the company that involve JBoss, Tomcat, Apache, Monitoring, Oracle, MySQL etc. will fall under their purview.

The right systems administrator candidate must be able to recommend and implement best practices for highly available WebLogic, JBoss, Tomcat environments. They should have strong hands-on knowledge of UNIX. Knowledge of load balancing tools/techniques is a definite plus!



o Application Support/Problem Management

o Respond to tickets that come into our ticketing system

o Troubleshoot hardware, software application and data center assets

o Develop/maintain operational tools/scripts used to monitor application and system processing.

o Performance monitoring/reporting

o Performance Tuning of hardware/software/apps

o Implement Backup and Recovery process and technology.

o System Availability / System Capacity Planning

o Installation and support of Software/Hardware.

o Software release upgrades and conversions (includes maintenance, patches, enhancements)

o Perform security/disaster recovery planning, implementation, testing.

o Maintenance of Linux/UNIX Practices

o Develop and enforce Information Security

o Review and implement security alerts.

o Recommend and implement Security Requirements



1) A Technical degree

2) Minimum 5 years experience in Enterprise Unix Administration in a Web environment.

3) Candidate must have the ability to complete tasks with very little supervision and superb ability to work well with others in a team environment. 

4) Candidate must participate in 24/7 on-call rotation in support of our NOC, which includes being available to assist with issues when not on call.

+ WebLogic/JBoss certified Administrator certification a plus!



RedHat/Oracle Linux/Ubuntu/CENTOS Linux

Apache(configuring and maintenance)

Experience/knowledge of JBoss 5/6, Tomcat or Other J2EE Application Servers

Amazon Cloud Products (EC2, S3, Cloud Formation, ELB)

Experience with Puppet or Chef configuration management  

Understanding of security best practices

LAMP stack application knowledge

Scripting to include one of the following: Shell, Perl 

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