Linux Engineer (contract)

Engineering - AMER United States Req.Num.: 21274

IT-SE-Linux - Job Description


  • Linux Systems administration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and monitoring.
  • Work closely with the business to understand requirements and to develop technical specifications & solutions.
  • Take over maintenance and administration of custom tools written by in-house development engineers.
  • Define requirements for current and future tools development.
  • Automate as many processes as possible, writing tools, scripts, etc. as necessary.
  • Provide technical solutions that are sustainable, supportable, & scalable.
  • Fully understand the current systems architecture and suggest new solutions.
  • Leverage cost-effective 3rd party solutions (open source or commercial) where financially beneficial to do so.
  • End user support for server infrastructure and development environments.
  • Proactive monitoring of systems and applications.
  • Participate in long-term strategies for IT & Engineering Operations.
  • On-call as needed with participation in 24X7 support. 


  • 5+ years’ experience working as a Linux Systems Admin/Engineer.
  • Virtualization (VMware and/or KVM)
  • Strong scripting & automation skills (Shell and/or Python)
  • Knowledge of database technologies
  • Server related technologies (e.g. RAID systems, backups, SAN, etc.).
  • Security best practices as related to systems.
  • Experience with performance monitoring, tuning, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Knowledge/experience with Networking as it relates to systems (TCP/IP, IP ROUTING, SSH/SFTP/SCP, DNS, NFS, CIFS, SSL, HTTP, SMTP, etc.)
  • Strong Communication (Written and Verbal)
  • Containerization (Preferably Kubernetes)
  • Git based Infrastructure as Code


  • Salt for Configuration Management - Big Bonus
  • Experience with web technologies and application servers
  • Open to contract to hire
  • Python
  • Virtualization Company experience
  • GitOps
  • Large Production Containerization support and deployments


Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

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We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.