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Become A Linux Systems Engineer

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Working As A Linux Systems 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

  • $112,881

    Average Salary

What Does A Linux Systems Engineer Do At L3 Technologies

* Significant Linux and Unix skill-set with a sound understanding of scripting tools and scripting languages.
* Formal programming languages are a plus.
* Understanding of REST API calls beneficial.
* Working knowledge of DevOps tools such as Mesos, Marathon, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Vagrant, Puppet, Salt and/or similar tools.
* Deployment of Linux technologies into virtualized environments (VMWare, Virtualbox, Hyper
* V, etc.)
* Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, block and file storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
* Standard package configuration of NFS, Samba, Apache, NGINX, Sendmail/Postfix etc.
* Develop, maintain, and document installation and configuration procedures.
* Contribute to and maintain system standards.
* Contribute to and maintain security posture of the system in accordance to IT Security Policies and industry best practices (OWASP, DSS, etc.)
* Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks.
* Identify approaches that leverage resources.
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* Qualifications
* B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
* years working with Linux and Unix systems in a complex heterogeneous environment
* Extensive experience with various Linux distributions: RedHat/CentOS, Suse, Opensuse, Ubuntu, Debian etc. required.
* Experience with Solaris, HPUX, and other Unix systems a strong plus
* Experience with Microsoft Windows Server systems, Linux connectivity into LDAP/AD.
* Extensive experience with Virtualization, specifically Docker / Containers, VMWare ESXi, Oracle virtualization, and fail-over scenarios
* Experience working with clustered / load-balanced servers
* Expert in Shell, Perl, and/or Python scripting
* Configuration and implementing monitoring software such as SolarWinds, Nagios, Zabbix
* Experience with OS and network security (firewalls and system hardening)
* Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP/AD, SMB, NFS, FTP, SMTP and SNMP
* Experience converting from NIS to LDAP/AD
* Must be able to qualify for a security clearance; an active security clearance is a plus
* This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the successful applicant's skills, education and experience
* Due to the nature of our work qualified candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.
* Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
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* maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance-abuse testing and background checks.
* Job
* Networks
* Primary Location
* USA-Utah
* Salt Lake City

What Does A Linux Systems Engineer Do At Bentley Systems

* The responsibilities of a Systems Engineer include design, implementation, testing and support of data center infrastructure, according to Bentley Systems’ defined standards:
* Configure Linux servers and Operating system software to manage site infrastructure
* Assist with NOC on monitoring procedures.
* Troubleshoot site issues
* Ensure system and network security
* Develop custom tools as necessary
* Document system design and procedures
* Monitor system utilization and plan for future expansion to ensure our capacity aligns with customer usage

What Does A Linux Systems Engineer Do At ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

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* Contribute to the maintenance of existing and future platforms
* Provide support to existing and future subscribers
* Effectively and efficiently troubleshoot the system and the infrastructure that supports it
* Routinely interact with software developers and data teams
* Provide input to develop performance/security management of the platform
* Perform limited property accountability functions
* Ability to communicate both written and orally to customers and team members
* Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
* Ability to provide afterhours support on a as needed basses

What Does A Linux Systems Engineer Do At VML

* Establishes web systems by executing the installation, configuration, and testing of operating systems, application platforms, and management systems
* Maintains web environment by deploying sites and site updates, monitoring site availability, and enforcing system, security, and operational policies and procedures
* Ensures web system performance and reliability by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, and troubleshooting system hardware, software, and applications
* Secures web system by implementing system access controls, testing disaster recovery policies, and ensuring proper backup procedures are in place and functioning
* Maintains system and hardware documentatio

What Does A Linux Systems Engineer Do At Conduent

* Must have a thorough understanding of Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems.
* Must understand and be able to install, update, and trouble shoot these operating systems on both server and desktop platforms.
* Must also be able to support these OS solutions in a Virtual server environment.
* Must understand how and be able to install 3rdparty software products on either OS.
* Specific understanding of OS security for both platforms is a requirement.
* Able to work with and configure SAN attached devices
* As Windows/Unix Systems Engineer, you must be able to work with other datacenter engineers in the following:
* Technology
* Vendor/specifics
* Responsibilities/Skills needed
* OS Patching
* Windows Servers
* Windows Workstations
* Linux RHEL Servers
* Windows and Linux Patch Repository Experience
* Patch Testing Methodologies for Servers hosting Custom Applications
* Firmware Patching
* VMware
* NetApp
* Cisco
* Experience with patching network equipment in a datacenter environment
* Managed Antivirus
* Symantec Endpoint Protection
* McAfee EPO
* Define AV Policy and Configuration
* Troubleshoot and deliver daily reports
* Monitor Dashboard Alerts
* Server Security
* Windows Active Directory
* Radius
* Local Windows
* Local Linux
* Must understand all of the technologies and the associated Security settings and best practices
* Investigation support
* Windows Event Logs
* Cisco Event Monitoring
* Provide source logs for investigations required by Security Analysts or Auditors
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* Two Factor Authentication
* GoogleAuth
* Setup and Maintain 2FA in Datacenter environment
* Networking Fundamentals
* Site to Site Tunnels
* PKI/Certificates
* Subnets
* Must have thorough understanding of Basic Network Functions
* Database Platforms
* Microsoft SQL Server
* IBM DB2 on Mainframe
* IBM DB2 on Linux
* Postgres SQL
* Thorough understanding of Database Event/Audit Logging
* Review and response to alerts and events
* Datacenter Skills
* VMware
* Change Control
* Must have thorough understanding of Datacenter Procedures

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How To Become A Linux Systems 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.


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.


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 Systems Engineer Career Paths

Linux Systems Engineer
Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Systems Administrator Devops Engineer Architect
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Director Of Information
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Engineer Senior Unix Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Engineer Linux Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Linux Administrator Senior System Administrator Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Senior System Administrator
8 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Administrator Engineer Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Devops Engineer Architect Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Linux Administrator Engineer Engineering Manager
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Linux Systems Engineer Demographics


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  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Russian

  • Italian

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Real Linux Systems Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff Linux Systems Engineer Fireeye, Inc. Milpitas, CA Feb 11, 2016 $157,477 -
Senior Linux Systems Engineer The Gap, Inc. Pleasanton, CA May 02, 2016 $155,000 -
Senior Linux Systems Engineer The Gap, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Feb 05, 2016 $155,000 -
Senior Linux Kernel File System Escalation Engineer Vormetric, Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 01, 2015 $150,000
Staff Linux Systems Engineer Fireeye, Inc. Milpitas, CA Jan 12, 2015 $145,000 -
Senior Linux System Engineer Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Sep 25, 2016 $145,000
Senior Linux Systems Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 20, 2014 $144,900
Senior Linux Systems Engineer, Big Data Appnexus Inc. New York, NY Aug 09, 2016 $135,000 -
SR. Linux Systems Engineer ROVI Corporation Boston, MA Oct 19, 2016 $135,000
SR. Linux Systems Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 06, 2015 $132,038 -
Linux Systems Engineer Axcient, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 10, 2015 $132,038
Linux Systems Engineer Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Apr 03, 2016 $127,500 -
Linux Systems Engineer Axcient, Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 25, 2013 $125,000
SR. Linux System Engineer Invensense, Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 03, 2014 $120,000
Linux Systems Software Engineer Fireeye, Inc. Milpitas, CA May 11, 2015 $119,500 -
Linux Systems Engineer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jan 30, 2013 $118,000
SR. Linux Systems Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 16, 2012 $116,500
Senior Linux Systems Engineer Apple Inc. Newark, CA May 07, 2012 $116,500
Senior Linux Systems Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Dec 12, 2011 $116,500
Linux Systems Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 18, 2013 $115,000
SR. Linux Systems Engineer/Systems Engineer 5 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 13, 2014 $115,000 -
Senior Linux Systems Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. Reston, VA Jan 17, 2011 $114,000
Linux Systems Software Engineer-Distributed Fireeye, Inc. Milpitas, CA Feb 15, 2013 $109,138 -
Unix/Linux Systems Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 05, 2016 $107,000 -
Linux Systems Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. Atlanta, GA Feb 11, 2013 $105,000
Linux Systems Engineer Apple Inc. Austin, TX Mar 26, 2014 $105,000 -
Embedded Linux-Systems Engineer Theranos, Inc. Palo Alto, CA May 19, 2016 $100,277 -
Linux Systems Devops Engineer Interpro, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 24, 2015 $100,110
Linux Support System Engineer Rackspace Us Inc. San Antonio, TX Nov 18, 2013 $100,000

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Top Skills for A Linux Systems Engineer


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Top Linux Systems Engineer Skills

  1. Linux Servers
  2. Amazon Web
  3. Red Hat
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created procedures for building and deploying Linux servers and a set of best practices.
  • Installed and maintained Red Hat and Oracle Linux servers running in Amazon Web Services.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, Microsoft Windows 2008.
  • Provided hardware and infrastructure support as needed.
  • Coordinated Hardware configuration, installation and management as well as.

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