Tech Lead - Linux System Administrator

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary: competitive
Job Type: Permanent
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Senior Linux Systems Engineer // Chicago, IL

A top FinTech firm is looking for a Senior Linux Systems Engineer to head up the architecture and automation of their physical and virtual servers.

This is a growing company of technology-focused individuals who are passionate about helping their clients by providing a proprietary platform to streamline their investment management processes.

You'll join a strong team of technologists and be responsible for enhancing the current Linux environment, serving as the highest escalation point on issues, and monitoring system performance. The majority of this role is project-based with a small percentage of operational / production support responsibilities.


  • Deploy and update existing Linux servers and applications
  • Help with vendor selection and implementation of new data center hardware, networking technologies, and server / storage infrastructure
  • Automate processes and infrastructure to optimize effectiveness
  • Improve configurations on software and hardware using reverse engineering
  • Work directly with clients on platform and connectivity issues as a T2 SME


  • Experience with methodologies and technologies related to Linux system orchestration (automation, configuration, provisioning using SaltStack, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Foreman, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with RHEL and CentOS
  • Working experience with systems monitoring tools (Nagios, Prometheus / Grafana, Graylog, KABANA)
  • Working knowledge of MySQL or other RDBMS system
  • Experience with server and system containerization and virtualization technologies like ProxMox, KVM, and VMware
  • Solid scripting abilities using Bash, Perl, Python, Sh, or similar
  • Great to see experience with Kubernetes and Docker, public cloud environments, and familiarity with host-based network layers and technologies

This is a full-time, direct-hire role located in Downtown Chicago.

If this role sounds like a good fit, please apply with an updated resume.

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