The Getty

Systems Engineer

Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Trust - 1293-Server Administration
Information Technology
Targeted Hiring Range
$76,570 - $99,551 Annually
Commensurate with experience and internal equity

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

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Job Summary

We are looking for a candidate to provide Linux technical expertise and solutions to teams and staff at The Getty. The Linux Engineer will be required to work with other teams and staff to make recommendations, solve problems and implement standards and solutions. You will be managing systems and services in the cloud and on premise as you assist in the deployment of applications and services. You will help manage existing and new technologies and policies to create scalable solutions.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Administer and manage the overall Linux based infrastructure and services which includes deployment, configuration and management of Linux systems
  • Design and deploy the infrastructure and services for new applications
  • Work with teams to move existing applications and services to a cloud provider
  • Configures and assists in the design of cloud, systems and network security
  • Install and manage container orchestration software and repositories
  • Utilizes infrastructure as code to deploy and maintain architectures
  • Participates in capacity, performance and availability planning for system configuration, software services, network services, load distribution, and service interrelationships among systems and services
  • Builds, installs, configures, evaluates, tunes, and troubleshoots systems to achieve optimum performance levels
  • Monitors and evaluates resource usage to recommend/develop enhancements to system capabilities and performance
  • Resolves difficult system problems and provides consultation or training
  • Creates documents for users, staff, consulting personnel, and developers


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • 2-5 years of Windows, Unix, Linux or mobile system administration experience


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in managing Linux operating systems. 
  • Experience with a configuration management tool or infrastructure as code including Ansible, Chef, Puppet or Terraform
  • Experience with web based applications and infrastructure
  • Experience with monitoring systems and services
  • Experience with networking protocols and implementations
  • Experience in infrastructure services, such as DNS, Email and firewalls
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security protocols and vulnerability remediation
  • Experience in VMware or other virtualization tool
  • Ability to manage resources, perform complex tasks and resolve complex systems problems
  • Experience in a scripting language including Perl, PowerShell, Python or shell scripting
  • Experience with a configuration management tool or infrastructure as code including Ansible or Terraform is a plus
  • Experience using Docker and container orchestration, such as Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience with managing cloud resources in AWS is a plus
  • Ability to work in partnership with team members

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.