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Senior Linux System Engineer

Harvey Nash AG

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Senior Linux System Engineer

For our client in Basel we are looking for a Senior Linux System Engineer for a 12-month contract.

Duration: asap till 2018-12-31

Location: Basel

Workload: 100%


* Engineer/Architect Linux environment for a global biomedical research organization.

* The candidate will be accountable for the technical design, service management aspects and automation of the Linux environment to guarantee timely, efficient, accurate, and uninterrupted service to scientists.

* The Linux environment includes physical, virtual (cloud & on premise) servers hosting scientific commercial & in-house developed applications.

* Maximize the business value of global and local initiatives, ensuring effective alignment of IT investment with business requirements.


* 10 years of experience in Linux system engineering in a global enterprise

* In-depth scripting/automation: Bash, Ruby & Python

* Good experience in AWS Cloud Computing platform.

* Deep knowledge in configuration management (Puppet/Chef)

* Fluent in English


* Strong technical depth across infrastructure technology, primarily Linux but also Virtualization, Cloud, Process Automation.

* Drive re-architecture of existing systems to implement streamlined, well-performing, automated and scalable architectures

* Works with enterprise architecture, application and infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project.

* Responsible for analysing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural solution.

* Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.

* Troubleshoot complex technical issues, especially recurring problems impacting production applications

* Experience building prototypes, pilots, or full products in cloud environments

* Design, document, and maintain architecture diagrams for systems, processes, and interfaces

* Manage at the project/task level (as needed) to provide specific guidance for operations personnel on technical projects, design and implementation

* Identify and define standards & operational procedures

* Identify technical solutions to resolve technical cross platform problems

* Continuously evaluate architectures against emerging technology trends or business growth areas and target areas of opportunity to ensure performance and capacity exceed demand

* Apply and integrate emerging technology trends to new and existing systems architecture

* Assists in the planning and design of new or upgraded systems. Work with operational teams to implement process improvements

* Facilitate automation deployments to reduce manual processes and improve efficiencies across systems and data centers


* Member of a global team of 5 system engineers

* Infrastructure deployed on multiple sites globally

* This role coordinates closely with the Operation, Architecture, DevOps & Scientific Computing teams.

* Architect in his core domain followed with L3 support level

For further details please contact Beata Arciszewska:

email: beata.arciszewska@harveynash.com

tel: +41435088640

Harvey Nash AG
Beata Arciszewska
+41 44 296 8844