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Working As A Linux Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $97,020

    Average Salary

What Does A Linux Engineer Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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How To Become A Linux Engineer

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Linux Engineer jobs

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Linux Engineer Career Paths

Linux Engineer
Build-Release Engineer Operations Engineer Senior System Administrator
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Engineer Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Architect Senior Manager
Director, Technical Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Systems Manager
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Linux Administrator AIX Administrator Systems Engineer
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Engineer Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
AIX Administrator Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
AIX Administrator Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Administrator Engineer
Senior Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Linux Administrator Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Database Administrator Oracle Database Administrator
Senior Oracle Database Administrator
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Engineer Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Senior System Administrator
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Network Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Senior Software Engineer Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Technical Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
AIX Administrator 3.4 years
Engineer 3.2 years
Unix Administrator 2.9 years
Unix Engineer 2.8 years
Server Engineer 2.5 years
Linux Engineer 2.0 years
Unix Consultant 1.9 years
Windows Engineer 1.8 years
Migration Engineer 1.1 years
Top Employers Before
Programmer 3.7%
Consultant 2.1%
Top Employers After
Engineer 3.6%

Linux Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

82.9%

Female

13.7%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

58.5%

Asian

24.1%

Hispanic or Latino

9.3%

Unknown

7.0%

Black or African American

1.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Linux Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.7%

University of Maryland - University College

11.1%

University of Illinois at Chicago

8.3%

ITT Technical Institute-Phoenix

5.6%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

5.6%

Kaplan University

5.6%

Texas A&M University

5.6%

Temple University

5.6%

Boston University

5.6%

University of Houston

2.8%

West Virginia State University

2.8%

California University of Management and Sciences

2.8%

Wilmington University

2.8%

California State University - Fullerton

2.8%

Kansas State University

2.8%

California State University - East Bay

2.8%

University of North Texas

2.8%

National University

2.8%

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

2.8%

Central Virginia Community College

2.8%
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Majors

Computer Science

32.3%

Information Technology

16.2%

Electrical Engineering

10.8%

Computer Engineering

7.7%

Computer Information Systems

4.6%

Engineering

4.6%

Mechanical Engineering

3.1%

Information Systems

3.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.3%

Business

2.3%

Management

1.5%

Information Sciences

1.5%

Computer Systems Security

1.5%

Computer Technical Support

1.5%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

1.5%

General Studies

1.5%

Project Management

1.5%

Science, Technology, And Society

0.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

0.8%

Hospitality Management

0.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

52.9%

Masters

20.9%

Other

16.3%

Associate

4.6%

Certificate

3.3%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

0.7%
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Real Linux Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Linux/Bsp Platform Engineer Barnes & Noble.Com Palo Alto, CA Oct 31, 2011 $140,000
Linux Allocation Engineer Twitter, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 01, 2012 $129,022 -
$150,000
Linux Kernel Engineer GREE International, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 24, 2012 $125,000
Linux Engineer RBC Capital Markets, LLC New York, NY Jul 16, 2012 $125,000 -
$175,000
Linux Kernel Engineer Micron Technology, Inc. Milpitas, CA Jul 07, 2014 $120,000
Linux Kernel Engineer Micron Technology, Inc. Milpitas, CA Mar 29, 2016 $120,000
Linux Engineer RBC Capital Markets, LLC New York, NY Jul 16, 2015 $119,650 -
$173,000
Linux Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 10, 2015 $119,025
Zlinux Engineer AIG Global Services, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Oct 22, 2014 $118,500
Zlinux Engineer AIG Global Services, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Feb 05, 2016 $118,500
Linux Engineer Anchorfree, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 15, 2014 $110,000
IT Linux Engineer Omnivision Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 01, 2015 $100,000
Linux Engineer Timesys Corporation Macungie, PA Jul 01, 2015 $100,000
Unix/Linux Engineer Bridge Technologies and Solutions LLC Elk Grove, CA Sep 23, 2013 $98,089
Linux Kernel and Platform Engineer Core Cashless, LLC Lenexa, KS Aug 24, 2014 $95,000
Linux Engineer MSCI, Inc. Norman, OK Sep 08, 2016 $89,482 -
$92,500
Linux Engineer Amzur Technologies, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Oct 01, 2015 $83,000
Unix/Linux Engineer Navisite, Inc. Andover, MA Jan 09, 2016 $79,650
Linux Engineer Veritis Group, Inc. Irving, TX Jul 20, 2015 $78,500
Linux Engineer Veritis Group, Inc. Irving, TX Aug 18, 2015 $78,500
Linux Engineer Sapphire Software Solutions, Inc. Irving, TX Feb 08, 2013 $75,000
Unix/Linux Engineer Navisite Inc. Andover, MA Feb 27, 2015 $74,356
Linux Engineer North Dome Solutions Folsom, CA Dec 24, 2014 $72,592
Linux Engineer Mintex Tech, Inc. Arlington, VA Jan 08, 2016 $70,000
Unix/Linux Engineer JNIT Technologies Minneapolis, MN Jan 08, 2016 $70,000
Linux Engineer Timesys Corporation Allentown, PA Nov 15, 2013 $69,915
Linux Engineer Timesys Corporation Allentown, PA Nov 24, 2010 $69,915
Linux Engineer Timesys Corporation Allentown, PA Nov 17, 2010 $68,036

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Top Skills for A Linux Engineer

LinuxServersWebServerExt3FileSystemsRedHatStorageHardwareSolarisRedhatLinuxWindowsVmwareESXVirtualMachinesDNSVeritasNetbackupUnixLinuxKernelRhelSANDiskDatabaseSQL

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Top Linux Engineer Skills

  1. Linux Servers
  2. Web Server
  3. Ext3 File Systems
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided support for application upgrade and rollback, services start/stop on Linux Servers.
  • Used bootstrapping techniques to apply correct configurations for fresh auto scale web servers.
  • Red hat and UNIX latest OS installation on different architectures of the servers.
  • Developed ACS storage firmware upgrades.
  • Handle hardware peripheral validations and evaluations prior to first prototype through productions.

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