Sr. Linux Automation Engineer

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Job Title: Sr. Linux Automation Engineer
Location: New York, NY, Mid-Atlantic United States,

Company: Merck
Industry Sector: Agribusiness

Job Description: Job Description

You are an experienced Linux automation engineer with a passion for Linux, automation, and the continuing development of your technological skills. We want you to be part of our global team which focuses on creating new Linux gold images in an automated fashion. We help customers deploy and configure servers through code. Key to success is the security and compliance of the images we create, and as such, will be integral to this role.

  • Own completion of tasks within our image bakery, driving the development of enhancements of our products to our customers.
  • Be one of the subject matter experts on the Linux operating system.
  • Work towards automating everything, providing solutions through code
  • Understand the importance of maintaining control and compliance of our processes, images and systems, folding this work into all tasks
  • Seek out emerging technologies and processes, and share them with the global team for future product development

Required knowledge and experience
  • 7+ years Linux, especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with some knowledge of other distributions, both rpm and deb based desirable.
  • 3+ years AWS cloud technologies, especially EC2
  • 2+ years writing configuration as code (e.g., Ansible)
  • 7+ years Scripting in at least one language: shell, python, etc.

Desirable qualifications
  • Ansible playbooks & templates and workflows in Ansible tower
  • Infrastructure as code experience, such as terraform, packer, etc.
  • On-premises infrastructure deployment experience
  • Agile product development experience
  • Excellent communication with management, peers and customers, in both oral and written form
  • Possession of a growth mindset
  • Be a great problem solver, with a desire and the skills to dig in to complex infrastructure issues not limited to Linux

What we offer
  • Competitive salary
  • Position in leading global healthcare company
  • Global projects, international environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow professionally within the company globally
  • Representative office

Wide range of benefits
  • Flexible working hours, home office
  • Yearly Bonus based on company and personal performance
  • Pension and health insurance contributions
  • Edenred Benefits + meal vouchers
  • Internal reward system - INSPIRE - with redeeming option as services, goods or vouchers
  • Up to date laptop and iPhone mobile device

Who we are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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No relocation

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Job Post Date: 01/24/23
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