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Senior Linux Engineer

Location: Remote
Job ID: 1009998HV
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Remote: Yes

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Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Meet our Team

The Linux Red Hat SME will require extensive infrastructure experience and deep technical expertise in solutions such as Ubuntu/RHEL Linux, upgrades, patching, storage management, encryption, HTTPS. The Engineer will be responsible for developing automation solutions that provide self service capabilities for Hitachi Vantara to simplify IT. The candidate will work on the Architecture, Engineering, Development / Operations teams to establish standards, best practices and infrastructure solutions.

Typical responsibilities for this position include design, deployment, maintenance and continuous improvement of the virtualized infrastructure

What you'll be doing
  • Serve as a SME for Linux
  • Technology and business enablement advocate to advise best practice methods in how to maintain the environment while quantifying business value
  • Define and implement efficient end-to-end solutions
  • Independently lead the design of virtualized solutions to include hardware platforms, services, and operating systems
  • Develop detailed project plans, work breakdown structures and operational readiness materials
  • Independently complete solution implementation or Linux design deliverables
  • Support multiple technical teams in 24 x 7 operational environments with high uptime requirements including on call support.

What you bring to the team
  • In-depth (L3/L4) knowledge in all aspects of Linux Systems (RHEL)
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting Linux servers in production settings
  • Exposure to other Unix-based OS administration and best practices
  • Knowledge of network technologies: SAN/NAS/DAS
  • Experience on satellite server technologies and fiber switches
  • Strong knowledge on Unix fundamentals
  • Programming knowledge in Python or similar languages
  • Hands-on experience on ext4/xfs File systems and partitioning
  • Excellent system-level debugging skills
  • Experience with one or more functional areas of Linux (e.g. kernel, networking, file system, gcc)
  • Migration of application/data from one system to hands-on experience with clustering and GFS2 file systems plus technology refresh
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills on OS, LVM and related technology
  • Exposure to disaster recovery practices and supplementary system issues
  • Exposure to virtualization technologies (Xen, automating daily tasks VMware etc.)
  • Experience with assessing and optimizing system performance and tuning
  • Experience working with automation tools like Ansible, Puppet or Scripting (Python, Perl, Bash, Golang)
  • Familiarity with system security/vulnerability management
  • Familiarity with enterprise monitoring systems, ticketing systems, backup and SAN solutions
  • Ability to learn new technologies on own
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to research and solve complex issues independently
  • Ability to participate and contribute during crisis times, assist team members/leads, as needed
  • Show adaptability and flexibility in work to suit business requirements
  • Demonstrate ownership and responsibility in all assignments
  • Build positive working relationship with customers with the intention to exceed their expectations
  • Strong written and verbal communications along with strong technical documentation skills; fluent in English
  • Experience working on OpenStack technologies is a plus
  • Certifications in Red Hat


Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and part-time arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

For Colorado only (as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act): The expected salary for this position in our Colorado office is $90K - $110K. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi Vantara's variable pay program, subject to the program's conditions and restrictions.

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