Sr. Systems Engineer (Linux)

| Playa Vista

We are looking for an experienced Sr. Systems Engineer to join our DevOps organization. This person should have strong Linux background and should be able to operate independently, flexibly, and proactively. He/She has excellent analytical and problem solving skills, who can support and guide our continuous delivery implementation with right balance of security and speed.   If you are interested in systems side of software delivery to production environment programmatically, we are interested in you.


  • Responsible for investigating and guiding DevOps team in implementing industry standard best practices from Linux system administration perspective. Specifically in regards to risk mitigation, security, automation and continuous delivery.
  • Administer server hardware, Linux operating system and selected system applications.
  • Work with Development teams on application specific usage, performance tuning, and troubleshooting for Linux based systems
  • Serves as primary or secondary point of contact for various components of the Linux system.
  • Respond to any service outage that affects the availability of the production website.
  • Responsible for daily website usage and availability.

Skills we are looking for:

  • Installing, Configuring and Securing RHEL, Centos, Fedora, or Oracle Linux
  • Setting up IDS (host &  network IDS, network IDS), Securing OS, Web Servers and Java containers
  • Encryption/Security Appliance Administration
  • Ability to program in any language is must (Shell/Python/Perl/Ruby)
  • Setting up and supporting virtualization (cloning, DRS, HA)
  • Automation experience (Puppet/Ansible/Chef ), configuration management experience and Git
  • Knowledge/experience of SSL certificate management, bonus points for experience in automating SSL management
  • Apache web-based application management
  • Physical hardware experience – racking, cabling
  • 24/7 on-call rotation experience

Nice to have:

  • Setting up EC2, S3 and VPC on AWS manually and programmatically using Cloudformation/Terraform
  • Configuring and supporting Splunk for search and security
  • Storage Administration experience with VNX, ZFS & NFS
  • Container Cluster setup and configuration (Docker/Kunbernetes)
  • Networking Experience (Setting up tunnels, firewall and router/switches)
  • Middleware experience with JBoss/Wildfly, embedded server (Tomat/Jetty) architecture


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • 5 years of experience
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We are located in West Los Angeles in the heart of Silicon Beach.
12181 Bluff Creek Dr #250, Playa Vista, CA 90094

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

CDM is unique in that it exists in a competitive, fast-paced, ever-changing industry and still maintains its collaborative, nurturing community spirit. People are encouraged to think creatively and take risks; the result is a group of people invested in and energized by the work they do.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people are flexible and open to new ideas. Our industry, and even our individual roles, are constantly changing, so an ability to adapt and pick up on new clients, new processes, and new company goals is essential. Successful teammates are constantly pushing themselves to do better and think of innovative ideas.

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We are excited to be moving towards a micro services architecture which will allow us to create modular applications which are easier to build, maintain and deploy. We are re-architecting our front end to utilize newer UI frameworks. We are working on encrypting sensitive consumer data. We are also working on making our applications cloud ready.

Deepak Vashishtha

Sr. Director of Software Engineering

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