Aetna Senior Systems Engineer - Linux in Alpharetta, Georgia

Req ID: 50219BR

Position location can be Aetna's office in Phoenix, AZ or Alpharetta, GA.

*NOTE: Sponsorship or visa transfers are not offered or this position.


The qualified candidate for this position will be a senior member of a Server and Storage Engineering team (Linux, Windows, Storage, and Backup) supporting Red Hat Linux (RHEL) platform for an innovative portfolio of applications.

Fundamental Components:

7+ years experience in mid-range systems engineering - particularly Red-Hat Enterprise Linux

Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux in medium to large enterprise environment preferred

Large scale automated Linux deployment using Kickstart via PXE boot

Detailed knowledge of at least 3 major kernel subsystems (Networking, Storage, and Memory) with a good level of detail

Support of different applications issues on Linux via deep root cause analysis and issue remediation

Experience supporting a multiple node Oracle RAC environment running on Linux strongly preferred

Experience with external directory based authentication systems integrating the Linux OS

HP server and/or blade server experience

Fiber channel switching and SAN experience a plus

o HBA configuration including multipath setup and queue depth

o Cisco FC Switch Fabrics (SAN-OS/NX-OS), Fabric manager and Device manager

o Infinidat, 3PAR, NetApp and/or Pure Storage Systems

Scripting experience; Shell (BASH), PERL, Python

Familiarity with enterprise processes and procedures (ITIL or MOF)regarding change control, security auditing/remediation and documentation

Ability to monitor & maintain all server infra. including servers, storage fabric & disk arrays

Ability to perform on-going capacity planning and performance analysis of systems infra.

Ability to respond to and resolve escalated customer-related issues

Ability to collaborate with and provide technical advice and direction to systems administrators

Ability to coordinate with vendors on issues with SW/HW, or the interaction between the two

Experience with other UNIX flavors such as HP UNIX a plus

Experience with VMware virtualization a plus

Experience with Cisco UCS hardware a plus

Experience with NetBackup a plus

Experience with tape libraries (T950 SpectraLogic) a plus

Background/Experience Desired:

Senior technical leadership skills, time management, and project/task management skills

Experience with IT Service Mgmt. (ITSM) tools such as change, incident, problem using Remedy

Proven ability to work and Coach other junior technical team on technical issues and best practice

Proven ability to understand client relationship management, process improvement, and proactively promoting best practices repeatable processes, server build and install checklists, system capacity & performance management


8-10+ years progressively responsible experience in complex computing environment with a background in mainframe, midrange, distributed, network, WEB environments. Experience and in depth technical knowledge in the computing environment (Mainframe, Midrange, Distributed/Server, Network and Intranet/Internet WEB environments) and/or programming languages required to use/support all Computer Services tools. Project leadership experience in highly complex or enterprise wide initiatives required. Demonstrated leadership and problem solving abilities.


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


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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