• Location: Port Washington, New York
  • Salary: Up to $125000 per annum
  • Technology: Microsoft Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 12th Jul, 2021
  • Reference: srnfi07122021

Sr Platform Engineer - $125k


  • Support 24 x 7 existing UNIX based systems running on Linux Red HAT version 7 OnPrem and Cloud

  • Support and Maintain Azure technology and deployment including working with Microsoft DevOps

  • Patch, upgrade and build systems as required by customers ensuring all policies and procedures are implemented

  • Work with the team to investigate, prototype, propose and develop next generation technology options for distributed computing

  • Proactively performance tune existing systems, seek for opportunities to enhance delivery of services to end customers

  • Build adhoc scripts to gather system information, automate manual tasks for efficiency (Shell / Perl), build documentation and standard operating procedures

  • Manage, monitor and scale cloud infrastructures using Puppet, Ganglia, Nagios and other open sources tools

  • Strong knowledge working with Azure DevOps, Repos and Pipelines

  • Primary contributor for developing scripts for automating the build, configuration and implementation of Azure IaC, PaaS and related solutions

  • Be part of the Platform team to support 100+ RHEL, HP/UX, and virtual servers

  • Partners with Networking and Storage teams to innovate and support new technologies

  • Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes

  • Work closely with clients to provide technical insight and analytics

  • Develop puppet modules for configuration management

  • Create scripts to improve automated installations and maintenance

  • Provide Operational support including maintenance (software updates), hardware break/fix, and interfacing with vendor tech support

  • Candidate will be 50% on Linux day to day administration, 30% on project based work and 20% on innovation, research and development


  • 7+ Years of significant RHEL administration and configuration experience

  • 5 Years supporting IBM Sterling Integrator MFTP

  • 4 year degree in a technology field or applicable work experience

  • Participation in a rostered 24 x 7 operational team supporting the Linux and HP/UX infrastructure and willing to be on-call during off hours for approximately one week per month

  • Some travel (<5%) is required to US/EU for project meetings/updates

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Architecture, configuration, Automation, DevOps and Azure Technology a big plus.

  • A technical understanding of Hadoop systems and benefits of Hadoop in large Big Data environments

  • Experience in optimizing, monitoring and deploying applications within a distributed hybrid cloud environment

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to deliver with minimal supervision

  • Ability to create technical documentations including drawings and system processes

  • Experience with various server hardware vendors such as HP, Dell and IBM

  • Ability to translate business requirements to technical solutions delivering best of class solutions for the company's long-term success

Technical Skills:

  • Management of Virtualization technologies (VMWARE, RHEL KVM, etc)

  • Ability to script in one or more of the following languages (Ruby, Python, Javascript, Shell and Bash)

  • In-depth experience in Linux kernel parameters, troubleshooting kernel based errors, experience in various file systems (including Veritas FS, LVMs, and ext3 and 4)

  • Application programming experience using one or more of the following scripting languages: Python, Yaml, Ruby, Powershell Sr Platform Engineer

If this role is of interest, please contact Shannon today at s.roberts@nigelfrank.com

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