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Senior Linux System Engineer

  • Salary: CHF72 - CHF90 per hour
  • Job type: Contract, Full-time
  • Location: Basel
  • Sector: Virtualisation, Cloud, Pharma & Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 17/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379521AJMK-050118
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Senior Linux System Engineer

Experis IT is Europe's leading IT recruitment agency. We are dedicated to connecting talented individuals with Business opportunities across several professional sectors, with IT being at the heart of our operations.

On behalf of our client, one of the biggest pharmaceutical players based in the Basel area, we are looking for a Senior Linux System Engineer.

This is a contracting position starting in January until the end of 2018.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Strong technical depth across infrastructure technology, primarily Linux but also Virtualization, Cloud, Process Automation.
  • Drive re-architecture of existing systems to implement streamlined, well-performing, automated and scalable architectures
  • Works with enterprise architecture, application and infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project.
  • Responsible for analysing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural solution.
  • Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.
  • Troubleshoot complex technical issues, especially recurring problems impacting production applications
  • Experience building prototypes, pilots, or full products in cloud environments
  • Design, document, and maintain architecture diagrams for systems, processes, and interfaces
  • Manage at the project/task level (as needed) to provide specific guidance for operations personnel on technical projects, design and implementation
  • Identify and define standards & operational procedures
  • Identify technical solutions to resolve technical cross platform problems
  • Develop and maintain client relationships
  • Continuously evaluate architectures against emerging technology trends or business growth areas and target areas of opportunity to ensure performance and capacity exceed demand
  • Apply and integrate emerging technology trends to new and existing systems architecture
  • Responsible for complying with Company policies and standards.
  • Assists in the planning and design of new or upgraded systems. Work with operational teams to implement process improvements
  • Facilitate automation deployments to reduce manual processes and improve efficiencies across systems and data centers
  • Ability to manage deliverables across multiple internal and external organizations


  • 10 years of experience in Linux system engineering in a global enterprise
  • In-depth scripting/automation: Bash, Ruby & Python
  • Good experience in AWS Cloud Computing platform.
  • Deep knowledge in configuration management (Puppet/Chef)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Location: Basel

Start Date. 15.01.2018

If you are a result oriented Linux System Engineer currently looking for a challenging new position that applies to your skills, then we look forward to receiving your application!

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