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Linux Engineer

| Chicago
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Work closely with the infrastructure team to manage and maintain the infrastructure of the tastytrade family of companies, specifically:

  • Manage and troubleshoot issues on bare metal and virtualized installations of Linux across multiple deployment infrastructures.

  • Manage and troubleshoot issues with standard Linux applications.

  • Research and implement initial configuration of new software to support business and / or engineering goals.

  • Provision new hosts (physical and virtual) as needed.

  • Maintain updated, appropriately hardened base images of internally approved LTS OS installations.

  • Work in partnership with the DevOps engineers to design repeatable deployments and configurations of software or operating systems to meet business and / or engineering goals.

  • Manage and maintain supporting systems (Jenkins, Logstash, Kibana, Sensu, Sentry, etc.) used by the DevOps team and the engineering team.

  • Support an existing set of environments (integration, staging, production, etc.) in a capacity of system administration, networking, troubleshooting and configuration.

  • Work closely with a development and engineering team to build and document new and existing infrastructure.

  • Handle on-call support on a rotating basis.

  • Manage market data infrastructure as needed.

  • Assist security teams in implementing and maintaining security infrastructure.

  • Work closely with the DevOps team to ensure appropriate operating system upgrades and patches are rolled out in a timely fashion.


  • Substantial experience with Debian / Ubuntu and CentOS / RHEL

  • Experience working in a virtualized environment

  • Experience administering cloud and / or virtual environments (AWS,  Azure or GCP / KVM, VMWare, or Xen)

  • Experience administering standard Linux network management tools: BIND, ISC DHCP, etc.

  • Experience with automated provisioning technology (PXE, kickstart, etc.)

  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting Linux networking

  • Proficiency in shell scripting

  • Experience with configuration management tools like Chef, Puppet, or Ansible is preferred but not required

  • Experience working with MySQL or Postgres is preferred but not required

  • Experience designing high-availability Linux software deployments is preferred but not required

  • You must enjoy operating in a mission critical environment

  • You must work well with other team members

  • You must be able to make good critical decisions balancing technology, frameworks, strategy and practical constraints

  • You must be able to learn quickly in areas where you don't have deep expertise

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