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Sr. Engineer, Systems Infrastructure (Linux Automation)

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Senior Engineer is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and retirement of the core infrastructure systems of IT Operations. The Senior Engineer will ensure performance, stability and reliability of the inherently complex and integrated systems of applications, servers, and compute platforms will meet our business needs and requirements. She/He will support our customers and business by maintaining a highly available, scalable, and cost-efficient environment. Operational support is our most critical role. This position entails participation in on-call rotation.

Job Duties:

  • Create detailed diagrams and schematics of existing infrastructure systems
  • Develop and document workflows, processes and procedures for infrastructure system management
  • Follow and effectively communicate & socialize our engineering standards to our global community
  • Proactively identify systems requiring standardization and follow the proper process to standardize those systems
  • Review processes and verify that best practices are being followed throughout projects and operational tasks
  • Perform root cause analysis of issues to ensure mitigation prior to repeat issue
  • Reverse engineer legacy systems and environments and propose solutions for a standard, supportable platforming
  • Demonstrate expertise in systems engineering capacity within cross functional teams
  • Work closely with the application teams for tuning and enabling optimized performance of their application
  • Understand holistically how our systems impact our business and the applications we host
  • Prepare applications to be migrated to the cloud
  • Develop automation where appropriate to reduce or eliminate routine manual tasks
  • Create and edit runbooks where needed for both on premise and the cloud routine procedures and operations
  • Must be able to work with auditors to automate data gathering for audit from a current manual process.
  • Work with migration teams (Cloud team/vendors) as a liaison to fully evaluate ensure continuity throughout cloud transitions
  • Show ability to progress from Platform Engineering to Cloud Engineering over time
  • Deploy new solutions in AWS and other cloud providers

Required Experience:
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology or relevant field; equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of degree
  • 8+ years of related technical work experience physical and virtual server infrastructure systems
  • Experience with cloud technologies preferred
    • Experience with AWS in both implementation and design is highly preferred
  • Relevant technical certificates a plus
  • Successful candidate will have scripting skills for automation and aptitude for learning new tools
  • Working and troubleshooting experience in the following areas: Linux, Solaris, patching solutions, scripting, various tools, and automation, with a focus on Linux
  • Scripting skills for automation and ability to learn new tools and make run books where needed, enabling both on premise and cloud environments
  • Experience in evaluating, revising and documenting IT processes and procedures that will be used to train L1 personnel.
  • Ability to assume and complete assignments independently – driving to completion
  • Ability to understand technical concepts to a broad audience
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, including: executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Experience with configuration and deployment of infrastructure and applications
  • Experience using tools such as Ansible, Jira, Stash, Confluence
  • Experience with Agile methodologies

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65, 000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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