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Linux Engineer, Newton, MA (TRN654)

Newton, Massachusetts US

Job ID: 654 Category: Technical

The Renaissance Network, Inc. 
Sales Team Expansion Specialists
Strategic Search Partners for Education and Technology

Job Title:      Linux SaaS Operation Engineer
Location:      Newton, MA

Client Information:  itslearning (
The Renaissance Network is itslearning’s exclusive worldwide search partner.

Client Company Summary:

itslearning has more than 15 years of experience and our learning platform is already used by millions of teachers, students, administrators and parents worldwide. itslearning can be used at all educational levels, from primary school to universities and helps to make teaching and training more inspiring and rewarding for both students and teachers.

itslearning was founded in 1999 in Bergen, where the headquarter is still located, and has offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Malmö, Helsinki, Enschede, Berlin, Paris, London, Atlanta and Boston.

As member of our global Software-as-a-Service operation team you will be involved in every aspect of itslearning’s production site: from design to service troubleshooting, performance analysis to capacity planning and DNS and networking to application behavior. You are ultimately responsible for making sure that itslearning has a 99.9% availability rate.

Job Description/Major Responsibilities:

  • Linux system administration, including configuration, troubleshooting, and automation.
  • Capacity analysis, service configuration, monitoring, traffic routing and troubleshooting for a high-traffic websites.
  • Analysis of complex system behavior, performance and application issues.
  • Interacting with and spinning up new services on itslearning’s platforms including monitoring, resource management, traffic management, and distributed computing systems
  • Participate in the on-call group
  • Release management

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field
  • Linux  experience preferred
  • MSc/BSc
  • Proven performance tuning and technical troubleshooting experience
  • Experience in a high-volume, high-availability (99.99%) or critical production service environment
  • IP networking, including familiarity with the functionality, operating, and failure modes of networks
  • Solid scripting skills
  • Ability to handle periodic on-call duty as well as a continuous awareness of site health
  • Knowledge on some of the following:
    • MySQL/MariaDB
    • Windows servers
    • Linux servers
    • Hyper-V
    • VMWare
    • F5
    • Amazon AWS
    • Dell compellent storage
    • Cisco
    • Automatic deployment tools

Your personal characteristics

  • Innovative
  • Positive
  • Structured

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and benefit package
  • A good and social work environment
  • The opportunity to be a part of a global community and work with colleagues across the world

For immediate consideration please attach your most current resume.


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The Renaissance Network, Inc.
One Gateway Center, Suite 814
Newton, MA 02458