Lead Engineer, Systems & Storage

Lead Engineer, Systems & Storage

NYC $300,000-$400,000 DOE
HRG on behalf of our client is seeking a talented technology leader to oversee a team of Linux & storage engineers responsible for defining standards for 7500+ servers and 7+PB of storage.


  • Direct manager for the systems & storage engineering team

  • Create and drive Linux OS and package management standards

  • Build toolchains for various user groups so that unique OS requirements for each our client's businesses can be delivered in a common way

  • Lead the expansion of our public cloud footprint

  • Implement system security, audit and compliance guidelines

  • Work with application groups and other infrastructure groups on project requirements, design, hardware acquisition and deployment


  • Expert understanding of Linux internals, system engineering and administration

  • Experience designing, administering and troubleshooting common shared services including NFS, SMTP, syslog-ng, Apache httpd, etc.

  • Relevant technical experience with Google Cloud Platform or AWS including a fundamental understanding of cloud economics

  • Experience with multi-tier storage capacity management in a large enterprise environment

  • Experience designing and implementing OS configuration management systems like SaltStack, Ansible, Puppet or Chef

  • Experience using Kickstart, cobbler and other utilities for automated OS installation

  • Strong scripting skills (bash, Python, Perl, etc.) and ability to develop in a version-controlled environment

  • Understanding of kernel runtime parameters

  • Understanding of physical storage systems and block device management

  • Advanced knowledge of file systems and logical volumes

  • Experience interrogating user processes through /proc filesystem

  • Practical experience moving self-hosted workloads to public clouds is highly desired

  • Core networking concepts such as IP routing and various IP transport protocols

  • Enterprise storage solutions and related technologies (NetApp, EMC Isilon)

  • HPC concepts including grid computing, job scheduling and distributed file systems (HDFS) 

  • 4-6 years experience as a senior systems engineer

  • 1-3 years in a team lead or managerial role with supervisory responsibilities





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