Linux Engineer

Location: Hyderabad

We are looking for a Linux engineer with a minimum of 2-3 years hands-on experience. An ideal candidate should have worked as part of Linux server deployment, configuration, and management for an IT infrastructure service provider / IT solutions integration company in the past.


The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Research and implement open-source solutions; conduct POCs (Proof of Concepts) & pitch innovative solutions to customers.
  • Understand customer requirements over calls, emails, or meetings and come up with a proposed solution.
  • Implement the accepted plan, train the client’s team appropriately, coordinate with the client, build or polish documentation, and hand over the setup after acceptance.
  • Train internal team members, grow the internal knowledge base (KB), and lead Open Source and Linux practices for the company.
  • Help in hiring the next level of open-source and Linux enthusiasts as part of the company’s growth.
  • Understand the problem, pitch a solution, implement it, and go after the next problem. He/she can assume different problems, different flavors of Linux, different servers, and different architectures at each client and thus, unparalleled learning and growth. All this would be with team members who share the same passion for learning and issue resolution.

Core Tasks:

  • Provide ongoing support on various flavors of Linux for different types of applications and use cases in a production environment.
  • Configure and manage different types of Linux services (Web, DNS, Email, etc.)
  • Should be good at learning new technologies based on Internet search and administrative guides
  • Should have experience in configuring and managing infrastructure with a large number of Linux-based servers
  • Assist in the design and development of open-source products and solutions
  • Prepare required documentation and associated diagrams based on the project needs
  • Deal with all types of open-source or Linux-related incidents to ensure that Service Level Agreements with customers are adhered to.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with key interconnect partners and customers
  • Provide 24×7 support call support. This support might often require travel to customers’ locations. Ad-hoc calls are minimal, typically at most one call a month. Most other calls are planned downtime/maintenance calls.
  • Strong working knowledge in red-hat or CentOS flavors is preferred.

Competencies or Required Technical Skills:

  • Shell commands and working in terminal (ls, cp, mv, vim, rm, etc.)
  • Package installation (rpm, yum, etc.)
  • Service management (service, chkconfig, systemctl)
  • File permission understanding (chown, chgrp, chmod, etc.)
  • User account management (getent, useradd, usermod, groudadd, etc.)
  • Installation of different types of Linux
  • Basic understanding of what is a VM and what is virtualization
  • Basic of client side networking in terms of IP address, netmask, DHCP, etc.
  • Understanding of linux troubleshooting by
    • Looking at resource usage (free, df, )
    • Looking at processes or open files (ps, lsof)Looking at log files (/var/log/messages, journalctl, etc.)
  • Remotely working on linux machine (ssh, scp, rsync)
  • Windows and Linux interoperability (putty, winscp, ssh, rdesktop, etc.)
  • Basic Linux services required for most tasks (nfs, samba, httpd)
  • Comfort in configuring Linux firewall (iptables or firewalld)
  • Basic shell scripting skills


It would be nice to have following additional skills (optional):

  •  Understanding of containers
  •  Understanding of AWS or some other public cloud
  •  CentOS 7 (Kernel 3.0) related systemctl, firewalld, etc.
  •  HPC
  •  Monitoring (nagios, etc.)
  •  Clustering (Red-hat, pacemaker, Suse, etc.)

Soft Skills:

  • Good written, oral, and presentation communication
  • Must be willing to travel in and around Hyderabad.
  • Should understand the 24×7 support nature of our work
  • Should understand start-up kind of role where we would expect him to learn new technologies frequently and also help out with other tasks such as Level 1 interview for hiring.
  • Should have excellent customer interfacing skills
  • Should be good at time management & should have the ability & desire to learn new skills.
  • Should have good analytical/problem-solving skills


(UG – Any Graduate – Any Specialization) OR (PG- Any Postgraduate, Post-Graduation Not Required) AND (Doctorate- Any Doctorate – Any Specialization, Doctorate Not Required)


Experience in years (mentioned above) is not a mandate as long as the candidate matches the above set of skill-set irrespective of years of experience  & those who are doing free-lancing or consultancy on Linux at present can even apply.

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