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Sr. Linux/Cloud Architect



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Position Overview

This is a system administration position that performs both planning and hands-on technical work for the Enterprise Technology Services team.  We are a small, solid group looking to speed up our migration to the latest AWS technologies



  • Administration of and planning for:
  • Ansible-based Linux Systems administration
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Clustering and Cloud Technologies
  • Security
  • Virtualization
  • Performance and Optimization
  • Monitoring
  • Collaborate with application development teams and other internal stakeholders to deliver high quality solutions
  • Advise the development teams on the best way to convert their existing stacks to AWS
  • Support the platform deployments for new applications as they are created (machine learning, statement processing, etc)
  • Be the expert that can dive in, analyze, and fix problems with AWS services
  • Manage multiple projects, providing deliverables in a timely fashion
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Complies with all company and site policies and procedures
  • Remains current in profession and industry trends
  • Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Highly motivated, self-starter that has a strong desire to learn
  • Advanced understanding of Linux including user, network, storage, memory, and security components
  • Strong troubleshooting skills are required
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Ability to make a positive contribution as demonstrated by learning new skills and making suggestions for process/procedure improvement
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative team environment

Required Experience

  • 3+ years of experience administrating Linux systems in an enterprise environment (RHEL/CentOS preferred)
  • 3+ years working with cloud admin experience (EC2, IAM, Cloudformation, etc)
  • Git experience (or similar version control system) required
  • Anisble playbook development experience
  • Experience with building/automating CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Maven, Jira, BitBucket)
  • Advanced understanding of Linux including user, network, storage, memory, and security components
  • Detailed understanding of TCP/IP required
  • Experience with Bash scripting required
  • Experience with Python, and/or Ruby scripting required
  • Experience with load balancing/failover technologies required; Haproxy is preferred
  • Experience with virtualization is required; VMware ESXi is preferred


Level = 21/22


All Associates Exemplify Our Penn Mutual Values: 

Acting With Integrity—We have the conscious intention to do the right thing.

Respecting One Another—We see each other’s distinctiveness as a valued asset.

Focusing on Relationships—We foster meaningful connections with others.

Sustaining Our Legacy—We are trusted guardians for what we promise.

A Shared Sense of Belonging—We evoke our place as part of a world that we influence and influences us.



For Leadership roles within Penn Mutual, we believe the below characteristics are essential: 

Execution Focused—Gets it done.  Drives progress and results towards strategic objectives.

Strategic–Sees the big picture. Challenges boundaries, takes risks and innovates to execute and advance Penn Mutual’s strategy.

Authentic–Keeps it real. Is principled, transparent, trustworthy and accountable.

Decisive – Makes the call. Demonstrates courage, confidence and a bias for action.

Empowering – Develops people. Sets clear expectations, delegates effectively and encourages risk taking.

Influential – Sets the tone. Inspires, motivates and persuades others through their decisions and actions.


Penn Mutual is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We provide employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and associates, according to applicable laws. This is reflected in our practices for hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment, compensation, selection or training, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  All employment-related decisions and practices are free from unlawful discrimination.  This includes: race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship age, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership or civil union status, marital status, genetic information, disability, religious observance or practice, liability, veteran status or any other classification protected under applicable law.

Leaders may, at their discretion, change the responsibilities in this position description at any time due to reasonable accommodation and/or other business reasons.



About the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Penn Mutual is committed to helping people live life with confidence. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that life insurance is central to a sound financial plan. Through our network of trusted financial professionals, we are dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their dreams. Penn Mutual supports its financial professionals with retirement and investment services through its wholly owned subsidiary Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Visit Penn Mutual at


Preferred Experience

  • Mongodb
  • Nodejs
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Cassandra/Datastax Enterprise
  • Oracle database
  • Commvault Simpana



Education/Licenses/Professional Designations 

  • BS in Information Systems/Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator)
  • LPIC -1 (Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1)
  • LPIC-2 (Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 2)

Job Location

Horsham, PA

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