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[Position-available] Senior Linux Systems Engineer - Needham, MA

Our client, a profitable tier-one venture backed SaaS organization,
has exclusively engaged CareerEncore to conduct a search for a
passionate Senior Linux Systems Engineer to join their growing
Technical Operations team.  The hire will help 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, this role may just be for you!  To explore this
opportunity, please send your resume to recruiter-vC5uCB3RSuP505yorMTor+G/Ez6ZCGd0 at
If this role is not for you right now, please feel welcome to pass it
along.  The full description can be reviewed below and at


. Responsible for maintaining our 24x7x365 Software-as-a-Service platform 

. Manage 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 

. Implement key automation tools for streamlining workflow and systems

. Work collaboratively with development, QA and other administrators to
  develop and implement improved deployment practices.

. Work with the Business Continuity Team to refine and test disaster
  recovery systems and procedures


. 5+ years of UNIX/Linux systems administration in a 100+ server environment
  supporting highly available, customer-facing services 

. Deep understanding of Linux internals, including kernel and tcp stack

. Extensive experience with the following applications: MySQL 5.1.x, 
  Apache 2.x and Jboss 4.x (or WebLogic or WebSphere)

. Proficient in at least one scripting language (perl, bash, ksh, Python) 

. Experience scaling web applications in a highly available environment 
  (OS, application and web tier clustering) 

. Experience optimizing and tuning the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in a 
  high volume production environment

. Experience with SNMP monitoring using tools similar to Cacti, Nagios, 
  or Groundwork 

. In depth knowledge of iSCSI-based storage area networks 

. Experience with virtualization technology (VMware) is desired 

. Experience migrating from Windows to Linux platform highly desirable 
. Solid understand 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

. Experience supporting 24x7 critical systems in B2B and B2C 

. Experience working in agile environment with frequent software releases

About CareerEncore ( 

CareerEncore is a boutique recruiting firm that is driven by the
passion to provide exceptional talent to Boston area emerging tech
companies and growth opportunities. Our success comes from our
dedication to building long-term relationships with both our clients
and candidates. CareerEncore's commitment to understanding their true
needs combined with our years in the high-tech market uniquely enables
us to successfully match talent with opportunity.

Our goal is to provide you with the very best recruiting experience.

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Courtney S. Homer
President & Principal Recruiter, CareerEncore, Inc.
Phone:  (617) 242-4443  
Email: chomer-vC5uCB3RSuP505yorMTorw at
Web Site: <> 

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