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Linux Infrastructure Developer at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

Our expanding IT team is looking for a Linux Infrastructure Developer for our Olathe, KS headquarters. In this role, you will perform and plan the management and administration of Linux based services and technologies. You will work with team members to ensure technology is effectively supporting enterprise systems and share knowledge with other IT associates.

Ideal candidates for this role will possess some combination of the following experience and abilities:


  • Design and develop complex, integrated solutions to enhance performance of Garmin’s Linux and Kubernetes infrastructure (familiarity with containers, Docker or Kubernetes)

  • Performing and planning major version upgrades of software and hardware while complying with change control best practices.

  • Strong experience with Red Hat/CentOS operating systems, and automation experience with Puppet, Ansible and other paid and opensource automation tools

  • Familiarity with data models: RDMBS, NoSQL, Kafka, Redis and Memcache

  • Basic understanding of networking, TCP/IP, routing, IP addressing, DNS

  • Familiarity with Linux services, processes, listening ports and permissions

  • Good knowledge of Python, Ruby, Perl or other scripting languages

  • High-level, functional understanding of firewalls, load balancers and routers

  • Ability to learn and work with vendor's REST and SOAP APIs


Other responsibilities and key functions will include:


  • Contributes to technical research on new technologies, processes or procedures

  • Continuously develop technical subject matter expertise on established and emerging container, server, storage, load balancer, and open source systems and other server technologies.

  • Communicate effectively regarding system operations and environment changes

  • Adhere to SOX, PCI, and other regulatory requirements as governing standards

  • Understands and avoids capacity, redundancy, and health constraints of container, server, storage, load balancer, and other paid and open source systems

  • Ensures that all security requirements are met or exceeded

  • Provides technical input to solution development plans and concept documents

  • Demonstrates understanding of business impacts of issues and how they relate to IT owned solutions

  • Communicates effectively in written and verbal form  in a cross-functional setting with business partners

  • Exemplifies Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmin’s culture

  • Design and implement effective monitoring of enterprise systems

  • Tunes systems using experience and knowledge of area

  • Foresees risks and communicates and mitigates before problems arise

  • Documents technical designs and procedures for team library

  • Communicates technology effectively to non-technical associates and management

  • Recognizes and understands technology impacts within the busine

  • Consistently looks at the opportunity in all changes

  • Gives and receives feedback in a constructive manner

  • Provides 24x7 on-call rotation support for critical Linux systems

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Business or another relevant field AND a minimum of 2 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Other required skills include: 


  • Outstanding academics with the demonstrated ability to apply learned knowledge

  • Ability to author and implement basic scripting and coding to automate technical needs such as to move files, backup, create configuration, or other tasks

  • Demonstrated ability to implement new technologies effectively

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a small team setting

  • Consistently demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work documentation and organization


Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.