Aetna Senior Linux System Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Req ID: 50633BR


The Senior Linux System Engineer is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the Linux environment at Medicity by responding to tickets, building new servers, managing the virtual environment, applying software and firmware updates, documenting and automating toilsome or error-prone processes, and other work depending on business needs.

Fundamental Components:

Deploy and configure new Linux servers. Maintain user access through roles and profiles, security settings, access settings to ensure the security of managed system.

Manage, monitor and troubleshoot existing Linux servers to address user requirements and changing business needs.

Respond in a timely manner to notification events.

Participate in on-call rotation, providing one week of nightly and weekend on-call support at a regular interval.

Work with vendors to evaluate and implement new technologies.

Recommend, design and implement automated solutions to reduce downtime, toil and human error in server and service management.

Manage various work requests from multiple sources. Estimate project effort and track project status using defined project management methodology.

Maintain accurate documentation for manual and automated systems and processes.


  • 5+ years of experience in System Engineering, administering production Linux systems in a VMWare environment.

  • Strong Linux shell scripting expertise, developing automated processes to eliminate toil and human error.

  • Expertise with security and performance best practices for network and storage configuration in production Linux systems.

  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting services running on Apache web servers and Tomcat application servers.

  • Excellent communication and team collaboration skills. Able to handle urgent interruptions professionally.

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized. Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time and complex tasks and projects in a high-pressure environment.

    Also valuable, but not required:

    Experience with Dell EMC VxRack and ScaleIO hyper-converged architecture.

    Experience with Cisco switching, MPLS, VPN/firewall and other network automation.

    Experience administering Kubernetes.

    Experience administering VMWare and related applications.

    Experience managing enterprise-level storage and backup systems.

    Experience with Docker.

    Experience with etcd and/or consul.

    Experience with PowerShell Core.

    Experience installing and configuring system- and service-monitoring solutions such as Nagios (preferred), Prometheus (preferred), New Relic, or Splunk.

    Experience with anti-malware, SIEM, IPS/IDS, vulnerability server and log management utilities.

    Experience administering Microsoft Windows Servers, Microsoft Exchange, and/or other Microsoft core technologies such as Active Directory, group policy management, DNS, DHCP, Failover Clustering, IIS, etc.


    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


    • Operating Systems/Linux/4-6 Years/Administrator


  • This is an office based position in either Alpharetta, GA or Salt Lake City, UT.

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Information Technology