May 08, 2018

IT Jobs - Linux Engineer - DarkMatter

  • DarkMatter
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Full time Information Technology (IT) & Telecom Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:  Linux Engineer

Company Name: DarkMatter

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  As a Service Linux Engineer, you will:

  • Provide escalation support for Linux sysadmins and for mobile support teams
  • Undertake configuration management work in accordance with the Change Management procedures.
  • Perform Quality Assurance reviewing proposed data changes, assess risk, provide mitigation and provide technical sign off.
  • Undertake break fix activities joining high profile bridges and investigating root cause. Where appropriate develop mitigation plans. This will include working with Tier Engineering, System Integrators, and Vendors.
  • Provide hardware diagnostic and support assistance as requested by other groups, perform root cause analysis determining the cause of a problem and recommending and implementing solutions.
  • Ensure that all problems are resolved either in a timely manner or ensure that they are escalated to the appropriate management structure.
  • Provide operational support to deploy and Implementation teams ensuring seamless operational handover.
  • Ensure that all documentation is kept up to date and is accessible by the rest of the team and provide support and consultancy using appropriate diagnostic tools to all areas.
  • Manage large scale Linux server environments: handling Linux environment, including deployment, administration, networking, performance monitoring and tuning, security hardening, trouble shooting and production operations.
  • Dealing with daily operations of online services, including but not limited to firewall, DNS, web and databases.
  • Install, maintain, automate and upgrade various software and manage the monitoring of various services and ensure availability of these resources.
  • Contribute to the evolving architecture of our Linux and storage services to meet changing requirements for scaling, reliability, performance, manageability, and price.
  • Maintain strong security of networks and take care of implementation of various host and network security policies and procedures.
  • Manage and maintain monitoring to ensure uptime and SLA levels.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Service Linux Engineer should have 8-10+ years of experience in information technology with a focus on Unix/Linux and on Android.
  • A firm understanding of Linux internals and experience in the design, implementation and maintenance of large-scale virtual and physical UNIX/Linux based infrastructures.
  • Strong root cause analysis skills. Experienced in troubleshooting, log analysis, solution assessment and staged rollout.
  • Excellent knowledge of log management including Solarwinds, Splunk or equivalent log server technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of Apache, Ngnix, NoSQL, MySQL or equivalent database.
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux cloud-based solutions like AWS or similar and in-depth knowledge of auto scaling.
  • Excellent knowledge of mobile app development environments and portals, app version control, closed group testing, and large-scale deployment in a corporate environment
  • Good programming skills and experience in scripting languages like Perl/Shell/Python.

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