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Systems Engineer - Linux / Cloud
Ref No.: 18-25017
Location: Richfield, Minnesota
Title: Systems Engineer - Linux / Cloud
Duration: 12 Months with possible extension
Location: Richfield, MN

Notes/comments from STAR:
  • The hiring manager is open to those with less years of experience if candidate can demonstrate the technical skillset required for the role.
  • Rate should reflect experience.
  • Multiple roles.
  • Local candidates only.
  • Linux environment experience
  • Minimum 2 years' experience using automation tools (Chef, Puppet, etc.)
  • Minimum 2 years' experience with cloud providers/technologies (AWS, Azure, OpenStack, etc.
  • Interview process: 30 min phone screen if necessary. 60 min in person interview (group interview). Technical interview.

Details: Our client, a top national retailer, is looking for a Linux/Cloud Systems Engineer to create, manage, and monitor cloud infrastructure across multiple regions and environments for the company's website. For this role, you must have strong experience using automation tools such as Chef, Ansible or Puppet.

  • Strong experience designing, developing, and improving cloud infrastructure
  • Strong experience with Unix/Linux environments
  • Strong experience using automation tools such as Chef, Ansible or Puppet
  • Experience with cloud providers/technologies such as AWS, Azure, OpenStack, etc.
  • Ability to be available for an L2-L3 rotating 24/7 on-call schedule every six weeks
  • Experience writing and building out Puppet or Chef cookbooks
  • Ruby and Python experience

  • Chef or Puppet
  • Tomcat or JBoss
  • Cassandra
  • Riak
  • Graphite
  • Nagios or similar

  • AWS or GCP Cloud experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment

  • Design, develop, and improve cloud infrastructure.
  • Represent operations and standardize best practices on infrastructure.
  • Manage a multi-origin, zero-downtime, highly scalable web infrastructure.
  • Build, scale, and secure infrastructure, focusing on a fully automated Linux environment.
  • Perform zero-downtime deployments across multiple globally distributed origins.
  • Build solutions or use leading open-source technologies including OpsCode Chef cookbooks.
  • Participate in a L2-L3 rotating 24/7 on call schedule, roughly one week out every six weeks.

  • OpsCode Chef
  • Multiple Public Cloud platforms
  • Basho
  • Riak
  • Cassandra
  • Tomcat
  • Nginx
  • Sensu
  • Splunk
  • Graphite
  • Solr


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