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Senior Linux Engineer (AIR Worldwide - Boston, MA) in Boston, MA at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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Job Description


As a Senior Systems Engineer you will have an expert knowledge of the Linux OS and a passion for automating systems configuration, security hardening, new technology deployments, monitoring, metrics collection, and more.  The position is highly technical and balanced between Infrastructure engineering roles such as systems engineering, configuration management and Infrastructure automation. We are seeking an individual who is energetic, results-driven and enthusiastic about delivering new and innovative technology solutions. The candidate will work primarily with AIR’s Linux server environment which includes a High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster along with other components of AIR Worldwide’s IT Infrastructure

  • Provide operational support for production servers and systems
  • Be Collaborative with a wide variety of teams from Operations, Development and Research teams on delivering the right infrastructure, scale, performance, high availability and monitoring while doing so safely and without customer impact.
  • Build, test, deploy and other kinds of operations tools in Bash, Python, Perl.
  • Work on implementing configuration management solutions using Jenkins and Chef.
  • Evaluate current Infrastructure operating procedures, recommend and implement tools and practices to increase efficiency and repeatability.
  • Configure, deploy, and run Open Source Software.
  • Maintain strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies and products.
  • Enjoy and thrive in an agile, fast-moving environment.

  • B.S. in Computer Science or work-related equivalent.
  • Expert-level knowledge of Linux OS, including provisioning techniques, hardening and performance tuning.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an Infrastructure or System’s Engineering Role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and take on new technologies.
  • Experience with a highly available and scalable SaaS and IaaS
  • Have a broad understanding of High Performance Computing.
  • Possess a good understanding on networking and common protocols.
  • Windows Experience Preferred.

Deep technical foundation in several of the following technologies:
  • Linux: CentOS, Ubuntu ,RHEL
  • Virtualization: VMWare, KVM
  • Cloud computing: Openstack, AWS
  • Configuration management: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Jenkins
  • Provisioning: Kickstart, Cobbler, Foreman
  • Build and packaging tools: Yum, RPM
  • SCM tools: GIT
  • Scripting languages: Shell, Perl, Python
  • Monitoring tools: Nagios, Graphite, Grafana, Cacti, Statsd,ELK Stack.
  • Network and protocols: NGNIX, Load Balancers, switches, TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, SMTP


About AIR Worldwide

AIR Worldwide (AIR) provides risk modeling solutions that make individuals, businesses, and society more resilient to extreme events. In 1987, AIR Worldwide founded the catastrophe modeling industry and today models the risk from natural catastrophes, terrorism, pandemics, casualty catastrophes, and cyber incidents. Insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate, and government clients rely on AIR’s advanced science, software, and consulting services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, site-specific engineering analyses, and agricultural risk management. AIR Worldwide, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is headquartered in Boston, with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit

All members of the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers.