Linux Engineer **Flexible Hybrid Schedule**

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The Engineer I is responsible for providing patch related support to all Linux servers. The Engineer I will require deep analytical thinking based on research results to assess software patches and configuration changes to be applied to varied infrastructure.

The Engineer I will provide assessment including security, system, and business impact. The candidate must have a good understanding of the security implications of a patch although not a security SME. The Engineer I must analyze and foresee the side effects of the patch. Finally, the Engineer I needs to be able to quantify the risks and opportunities (for better security) when the patch is applied in business impact.


• Assess software patches and create recommended patch list with logical explanation in terms of compliance.

• Develop and optimize pre- patching process to ensure proper implementation without any outages.

• Score each patch based on risks & opportunity to prioritize. Identify which patches are more valuable to the organization than others.

• Coordinate patch schedule with other teams such as patch team, infrastructure management, security operations, governance & risk. Communicate project and operational metrics.

• Assist in developing action plans, schedules, budgets, status and metrics reports as well as other management communications intended to improve the patch management program at Ross.

• Must be able to create deployment patch package using Red Hat Satellite

• Thorough testing of patches in a non-Production environment. Must be able to think ahead to avoid business outages based on the lab results.


• Communication/Documentation

• Problem solving

• Dealing and Ambiguity

• Customer Focus

• Approachability

• Time Management

• Research


• 4 to 6 years' experience supporting diverse IT systems, processes or capabilities

• 5 years of Information Technology Security experience, at least 3 with large enterprise organizations

• A solid understanding of industry best practices for Patch Management; specific demonstrated experience mapping business processes and comparing those processes to industry best practices

• The ability to work closely with Business and development and a thorough understanding of the balance between business and patch requirements

• Must have good competency with any Linux patching tool and script language

• Proficiency in scripting of packaged installation of patches, software and configuration changes, including script automation to improve patch management processes

• Excellent understanding of network, system and application security

• Demonstrated project management experience

• Knowledge of various vulnerability scanning solutions, scripting and automation (e.g., Kenna and Qualys)

• Experience with automation tools like Ansible & Ansible Tower; data base and Java

• Excellent written and verbal communication; must be able to communicate technical solutions to management

• Available for rotation assignment for on-call support duties

• Application development (in-house developed or off-the-shelf) will be a plus

• Experience with Windows / SCCM / WSUS preferred or aptitude to learn them

• PMP, ITIL, and Six Sigma certificates preferred

  • Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
  • Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
  • This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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