What does a Linux Engineer do?
Linux engineers are responsible for duties related to installing and maintaining Linux-based operating systems to ensure an organization’s hardware equipment runs properly. They oversee the process of installing the servers or transitioning hardware from other operating systems to Linux. They also look for ways to optimize, automate, or upgrade existing systems and processes for greater efficiency. They continuously monitor system performance and status, watching for signs of conflicts or issues. They perform testing and troubleshooting.
Linux engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, plus experience in tech support, computer programming, or a similar role. They must have in-depth experience with Linux systems, including testing and troubleshooting. These roles require strong analytical skills and good project management capabilities.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a linux engineer
When working as a linux engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Linux Servers, Python Scripting, Devops Linux, Operating Systems and Puppet.
- Network Administrator
- Systems Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Network Engineer
The most common qualifications to become a linux engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.