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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

  • $91,087

    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 Career Paths

Linux Engineer
Linux Systems Engineer Senior Linux Engineer Senior System Administrator
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Unix/Linux Administrator Systems Engineer Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Administrator Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Linux Administrator Senior System Administrator Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Unix/Linux Administrator Unix Systems Administrator Network Technician
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Engineer Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
AIX Administrator Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Support Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Administrator Senior Unix Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
AIX Administrator Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Linux Administrator Engineer Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Engineer Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Release Manager Service Delivery Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Senior Software Engineer Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Engineer Application Engineer Sales Engineer
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineer Senior Software Engineer Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Architect Senior Project Manager
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Unix Administrator 2.9 years
Unix Engineer 2.8 years
Server Engineer 2.5 years
Linux Engineer 2.0 years
Devops Engineer 1.9 years
Windows Engineer 1.8 years
Top Employers Before
Programmer 3.6%
Consultant 2.2%
Top Employers After
Engineer 3.7%

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Linux Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

82.7%

Female

13.8%

Unknown

3.5%
Ethnicity

White

45.0%

Asian

24.2%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Black or African American

9.0%

Unknown

8.5%
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Foreign 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%

Kaplan University

5.6%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

31.7%

Information Technology

16.7%

Electrical Engineering

10.3%

Computer Engineering

7.9%

Computer Information Systems

5.6%

Engineering

4.8%

Mechanical Engineering

3.2%

Information Systems

3.2%

Business

2.4%

Management

1.6%

Information Sciences

1.6%

Project Management

1.6%

Computer Technical Support

1.6%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

1.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.6%

General Studies

1.6%

Science, Technology, And Society

0.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

0.8%

Hospitality Management

0.8%

Pharmacy

0.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.7%

Masters

21.5%

Other

16.8%

Associate

4.7%

Certificate

3.4%

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

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  1. Linux
  2. Web Server
  3. Veritas Netbackup
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  • Promoted collaboration by creating and maintaining custom Linux distribution.
  • Experience in configuring Apache Web Server in the Linux AWS Cloud environment using Puppet automation.
  • Installed and configured VERITAS Netbackup and configured it as a backup Server and Media Server.
  • Performed volume management using SVM and LVM and the creation of zfs, VxFS, UFS and ext3 file systems.
  • Manage and deploy appropriate packages for the Red Hat clients via channel setup configured in Red hat Satellite server.

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  5. District of Columbia
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