Systems Engineer - Linux

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We welcome you to join a small, dedicated team of engineers located in the heart of our IT organization! Our mission is to deliver end-to-end deployment functionality and provide bespoke automation services to teams across esri. You’ll contribute directly to the pipelines, scripts, and infrastructure that we rely on to accomplish this. Together, we will enhance the features that we deliver to development teams, streamline legacy operational practices, and collectively drive towards a stronger engineering posture from which we can continue to iterate and improve our best practices.


  • Perform day-to-day management of Linux servers across various distributions
  • Manage patching schedules for Linux desktops and virtual machines on-premise and in public cloud
  • Contribute to growing inventory of virtual assets in our CMDB
  • Assist in triaging new incidents and requests for Linux servers on-premise and in public cloud
  • Support colleagues on large-scale Kubernetes platforms like RedHat OpenShift
  • Build and enhance automation processes with tools like Ansible, Packer, and Jenkins
  • Managing RedHat Satellite and other Linux distros for deploying systems at scale


  • 3+ years of relevant work experience--we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and be contributing to the team quickly
  • Experience configuring UNIX/Linux systems--our workloads run primarily on distributions like RHEL/CentOS and Amazon Linux, but we also support Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, and others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills--we are a customer-centric organization and you will be working with people from many parts of the esri landscape
  • Working knowledge of Git--everything is code, and our VCS of choice is GitHub Enterprise, so an understanding of Git is a must
  • Understanding of build and configuration management tools--we use Ansible and Jenkins, as well as cloud-native tools, but experience with any tool in this space is needed
  • Experience automating common tasks--our team aims to automate as much as possible, so having some experience with automating processes or mundane workloads is required

Recommended Qualifications

  • Knowledge of scripting and infrastructure automation--we automate as much as possible, and lean on some common tools and utilities to help us do so
  • Exposure with containers and orchestration--one of our big shifts is towards serverless and containers, so having some knowledge here will help
  • Cloud computing experience, specifically AWS or Azure
  • Some experience with ServiceNow--our organization is rallying around ServiceNow as a platform, so having expose here would be a benefit
  • Proficiency with monitoring tools--our teams use tools like Prometheus and Grafana to monitor workloads across the landscape

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.



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