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Senior Linux Engineer

Vacature details

Vakgebied: Software
Opleiding: Senior
Werklocatie: Rotterdam
Vacature ID: 10479


Do you like to customize and configure a Red Hat Linux distribution to bring our application to maximum performance? Are you passionate about operating systems and able to bring our Linux operating system to a higher level of quality? Then this is the job for you!


Tje job mission is to create and improve the Linux operating system controlling the scanner control host PC; including tools, Python scripts and Ansible for software installation, software upgrades, backup and /restore and performance measures.

The Senior Linux System Engineer participates in a scrum team that is taking care of Linux operating system.

The day to day activities include:

  • Create, customize, configure and test Linux Red Hat and WindRiver distributions.
  • Create, improve and test upgrade and installation scripts.
  • RedHat Virtualization, ansible and kickstart, spec files, makefiles, bitbake files.
  • Create custom RPM packages for automatic installations on our systems.
  • Help creating high level work packages including estimates.
  • Analyze and solve defects.
  • Support application troubleshooting on OS domain level.
  • Thinking with MVP mindset.
  • Develop automatic test scripts in Python using Robot framework.
  • Test the automatic test scripts on target hardware, representing parts of the TWINSCAN product.
  • Participate in root cause analyses of issues found in the field or at integration test systems Support software engineers in analyzing root causes of operating system related failures.
  • Document and maintain test specifications and test reports.
  • Work in an scrum team as part of an Agile environment.

Wat verwachten we van jou?

You have finished at least a bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electronics or other related technical fields. 

Further more: 

  • Extended knowledge of Linux operating systems
  • Redhat certification is a plus.
  • Nice to have is WindRiver Linux experience
  • Experience in configuring, using and debugging network technologies such as DNS, DHCP, HTTP, Routing, VPN, NTP and NFS.Experience in developing scripts in Python.
  • Experience with automated testing tools and techniques (Robot Framework)
  • Experience with OS hardening
  • Experience with hardware architectures like x86, PPC, GPU
  • Knowledge of continuous delivery process and technologies (GIT, Jenkins, Ansible, Jira)
  • Experience in working with configuration management systems (e.g. GIT, Artifactory).
  • Nice to have is WindRiver Linux experience
  • 3+ years of experience with build, deployment and test tools such as Jenkins & Artifactory
  • 7+ years software development experience.
  • 2+ years Computer Systems architecture or similar experience
  • Experience in creating high level designs and writing documentation.

We are looking for pragmatic, enthusiastic and ambitious Linux professionals with good communication and stakeholder management skills.

You are willing to take a lead on technical decisions and have a high quality standard for deliveries.

You take initiative, continuously drive for improvements, are self-learning and you enjoy achieving results with a team.

Wat kun jij van ons verwachten?

The right candidate will be provided a challenging and varied position in a professional, high-tech environment. An appropriate salary, future prospects and excellent benefits are evident. After a period of secondment and functioning properly, you can be contracted by our client.

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