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Senior Linux Systems Engineer - Perm in Boston's MetroWest

Our client, a tier-one venture backed SaaS company located west of Boston,
has exclusively engaged us to help them hire a passionate full-time/perm
Linux Systems Engineer to bridge the gap between the middle and web
application tiers within their high volume, highly available, high
transaction customer-facing web environment.  If you are interested in
solving very cool performance and optimization problems, we'd love to hear
from you.  Please email Courtney Homer at chomer@careerencore.com with copy
of your resume along with a few times that work well for you to chat and the
best number to reach you on.  Local candidates and those not requiring visa
assistance will only be considered. 

The job description and some "color" about the role follow.  Looking forward
to hearing from you!
Senior Linux System Engineer

. Responsible for maintaining our Software-as-a-Service platform 
. Application upgrades including planning / scheduling, testing,
coordination, and maintaining integrity of the App/OS system environment 
. Configure and tune system and network parameters for optimum performance 
. Monitor systems and plan for future capacity and scaling 
. Analyze project requirements and recommend system architectures for web
applications and networking systems
. Handle tier 2 data center operations tickets for SaaS customers
. Maintain and ensure backups for our SaaS platform 
. Create and maintain documentation on processes and procedures
. Carry a pager and participate in an on-call rotation 

. 5+ years of UNIX/Linux systems administration in a midsize server
environment supporting highly available, customer-facing services 
. Strong Perl or PHP scripting experience solving complex operational
. Extensive experience with the following applications: MySQL, Apache and
. Experience scaling web applications in a highly available environment (OS,
application and web tier clustering) 
. Experience optimizing and tuning the Java Virtual Machine in a high volume
production environment
. Experience with SNMP monitoring using tools similar to Cacti, Nagios, or
. In depth knowledge of Storage Area Networks (iSCSI) 
. Understanding of Linux internals, including kernel and tcp stack tuning 
. Experience with virtualization technology (VMware) is desired 
. Experience migrating from Windows to Linux platform highly desirable 
. Solid understanding of programming and software development to the level
necessary to interface with and guide software development groups from a
systems and infrastructure perspective 
. Must be a self starter with the ability to multitask, work independently,
as well as positively participate on a team


Let's discuss how your experience relates to the following:

.	Linux
.	Apache
.	JBoss (or Weblogic, Glassfish, Websphere)
.	Hibernate
.	Jdmp
.	Bridging the gap between the middle and web application tiers
.	High volume
.	Highly available
.	High transaction 
.	Customer-facing web environment
.	Scripting to solve complex problem 
.	Middleware clustering
.	Troubleshooting performance issues
.	Solving tough infrastructure architectural technical problems 
.	Experience migrating from a Windows to a Linux operating system
.	Linux kernel 
.	Scripting automatic deployments
.	Hard core administration - clustering and performance
.	A very heavy workflow engine
.	Solving middle tier problems
.	Fiber Channel or iSCSI
.	Virtualization
.	Storage
.	Perl or PHP scripting to solve operational problems 
.	Exposure to system recovery (failover to secondary site -
.	Nagios and Groundwork
.	Java Virtual Machine or JMX - tuning and optimizing
.	Passion for technology (do you have a home lab set up?)
.	Identify problems, find solutions and implement

Courtney Homer | President & Principal Recruiter | CareerEncore, Inc. |
(617) 242-4443 | chomer@careerencore.com | http://careerencore.com 

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