Linux Systems Engineer

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Linux Systems Engineer
Pleasant Prairie, WI


Our direct client is looking for a Systems Engineer for a 12+ Months project in southern Wisconsin located between Chicago and Milwaukee. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience as a Systems Engineer with hands-on experience including of HP Proliant Servers, Windows Servers, NAS/SAN, and VMware. Strong communication skills are crucial for this role.


  • Design, plan and implement enterprise-wide system solutions.
  • Manage and maintain systems and software.
  • Support server software and hardware and related applications and systems.
  • Design systems that proactively monitor health and performance of systems and infrastructure.
  • Implement tools to provide analytic trend analysis, capacity planning and performance data.
  • Assist in standardized design of new and existing processes and policies.
  • Document existing systems architecture and technology portfolio.
  • Recommend improvements and/or alternatives for existing systems.
  • Research and recommend emerging technologies to increase cost effectiveness, system ability and future expandability.
  • Facilitate, lead and document meetings and discussions.
  • Act as a liaison between IT management and remote branches and technicians. 


  • 5+ Years of overall experience as a Systems Engineer including the following technologies
    • 5+ years with HP Proliant servers and managing NAS / SAN technology.
    • 5+ years with Linux
    • Experience supporting Active Directory, PowerShell Scripting, DNS and GPO development.
    • Experience with VMware administration.
    • Experience with Puppet, Chef, Ansible and Satellite
    • Ability to troubleshoot issues using Wireshark and other network analysis tools.
  • IT certifications such as MCSA or MCSE a plus.
  • Knowledge of networking, Ethernet, TCP/IP and remote communications.
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in high-availability, fast-paced environments.
  • Strong customer service focus and experience with end users. 
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