Senior Linux & Cloud Operations (AWS) Engineer

  • Enel North America
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Mar 29, 2021
Full time role

Job Description

Who We Are

Enel is a globally recognized leader in sustainable energy and is consistently named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Companies that are Changing the World.” It is also one of the largest and most trusted energy companies in the world, serving around 70 million customers in more than 30 countries across 5 continents. The Enel Group vision is about Open Power. Open Power means opening energy access to more people; opening the world of energy to new technologies; opening new ways for people to manage energy; opening new uses of energy; and opening more partnerships. These are ambitious goals and we are pursuing them with the passion of more than 65,000 people whose brilliant work is based on our values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity. In the US and Canada Enel operates through three business lines: Enel Green Power, Enel X and Enel Trading. Together our businesses are leading the energy transition, creating the sustainable energy solutions of the future to help individuals, businesses and communities change energy into lasting value.

The Opportunity:

The Senior Linux and Cloud Operations Engineer reports to the Head of Service Management & Monitoring, and is directly responsible for designing and supporting the Amazon Web Services cloud and on premise Linux infrastructure. The Linux and Cloud Operations Engineer will work closely with software engineering and DevOps teams to provide cloud and Linux architecture, design, and leadership as well as work alongside IT infrastructure staff, DBA’s, and network engineers in support of Enel X’s advancement from traditional infrastructures to agile and dynamically scalable on premise and cloud architectures.  This role must also ensure that services are highly available, have sufficient infrastructure capacity in place and are fully resilient across multiple data centers and Cloud services.

What You'll Do at Enel:

  • Design, implement, secure and optimize scalable, highly available architectures both in AWS and physical infrastructure throughout the software development lifecycle (development, testing, staging, and production)
  • End-to-end life cycle management from on-boarding to off-boarding and service decommissioning, including incident resolution and root cause analysis of critical outages
  • Lead significant implementation projects
  • Create a framework of policies and processes that adhere to best practices
  • Build practical tools that automate tasks, monitors infrastructure and provides reporting about the Enel X on premise and cloud assets and resources
  • Champions security and operational best practices throughout the development and infrastructure lifecycle
  • Work closely with developers and other staff to root cause issues and provide solutions
  • Change management standardized across infrastructure, system, and application environments
  • Proactively monitor the on premise and AWS environments utilizing best practices improving processes as needed
  • Research, assess and integrate new technologies
  • Participate in the design and development efforts for Linux server and application instance management and bootstrap automation
  • Perform capacity planning and performance monitoring infrastructure or application changes to improve performance
  • Developing automated build, configuration, and deployment scripts
  • Work closely with other teams including development, QA and other business units.
  • Support compliance for Enel X’s SOC2 certifications
  • Provide mentorship to other team members
  • Manage a 24/7 always on multi-tier Linux application delivery environment and participate in an on-call rotation
  • Linux administration, performance tuning, monitoring, maintaining fault tolerance, and account management

Who You Are:

  • Fast learner with initiative who can drive projects
  • Ability to lead and influence peers in operations and development teams with a style that promotes collaboration, teamwork, and innovation.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field of study, OR Certification from an approved technical field of study, OR 7 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required

What You've Accomplished:

  • Minimum 5-7 years Linux Systems Engineering experience
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) required
  • Expert understanding of AWS networking architectures such as transit VPC and transit gateway
  • Strong Experience with Red Hat Linux
  • Experience with AWS Security and Operational best practices
  • Experience in system administration experience, this includes: security management, OS installation and patching, user management and system monitoring
  • Coding / scripting experience in Bash and at least one other language - Ruby, Java, Python, etc.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP protocol, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, LDAP
  • Experience with both RDBMS (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) and NoSQL (Mongo, Cassandra, etc.) 
  • Strong experience with doing deployment automation with Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Docker or similar technology
  • Experience with continuous integration - Jenkins preferred
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • Strong background with source code repositories - GIT, SVN, etc.

What Enel Offers You:

• A rapidly growing yet well-established business, • Ability to work with employees from many different cultures and backgrounds., • Benefits and rewards that support the life and well-being of you and your family., • One of the world’s most recognizable and respected brands in the energy industry that believes by working together we can create a new energy era in which the world can become more sustainable., • Opportunity to grow and develop your career with the support and mentorship of senior leaders., • Various forms of flexibility to help you integrate your life with your professional commitments.

Notice to Recruiters & Staffing Agencies

Enel North America has an internal talent acquisition department and designated career site for individuals looking to join our team. Enel North America will not accept unsolicited resumes from any external recruiters, staffing firms, search agencies or any fee-based referrals. Any unsolicited resumes sent to directly to Enel North America, in any capacity will be considered property of Enel North America. This policy is applicable to all Enel North America locations and will be the responsibility of third parties and vendors to understand this policy. Enel North America will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

EEO Statement

Enel North America is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information. We will not discriminate, in any employment decision, against any individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veterans/national guard/military reserve status. This shall be done in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws in every location in which Enel North America has facilities. Accessibility – If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions please contact

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