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Senior Linux Engineer

South San Francisco, California
Start date
Dec 5, 2022
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Job Details

Scope: We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Linux Systems Engineer to partner alongside our System Architects with day-to-day Linux operations and join our dynamic and growing global Scientific Linux team.  This person will be responsible for engineering a global Linux platform supporting R & D Scientists globally.

About us:

- Our team includes highly talented and creative professionals supporting the broader visions and goals of AbbVie

- We operate in highly matrixed teams working together with R&D.

- We focus on people: we value inclusivity and diversity

- We are located in a new custom-built facility for AbbVie centered at the birthplace of Biotechnology in South San Francisco

- Our mission is to enable scientists to develop breakthrough treatments for patients


- Strong working knowledge of Linux systems (4+ years)


- Ability to write, deploy, and debug containers (Docker, Kubernetes, Compose) (2+ years)

- Advanced skills in Docker design and deployment (2+ years)

- Cloud computing experience (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.) (2+ years)

- Understanding of, and experience with Configuration Management tools and methodologies

- CaC – Configuration as code (JSON, YAML, HashiCorp HCL, etc.)

- IaC – Infrastructure as code (Cloud formation, Terraform, etc.)

- Ability to develop systems automation using DevOps tools (Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, Puppet)

- Operational experience using version control tools (Git, CVS, SVN)

- Familiarity with scripting (Shell, Python, Perl, or other programming languages)

- Flexibility to collaborate with teams in multiple time zones (when needed)

- Excited to learn new technologies and curious by nature

- Enthusiastic about developing partnerships with world class scientists and professionals

- Bachelor's Degree with 6 years' experience; Master's Degree with 5 years' experience, or equivalent

- Preferred experience:

    -Experience managing Linux-based, high-performance computing

    - Prior work in Healthcare, Pharma, or Biopharma

    - Knowledge of data classification

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you would like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email



AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago
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