Global Engineering

Linux Engineer


Why Verifone

For more than 30 years Verifone has established a remarkable record of leadership in the electronic payment technology industry. Verifone has one of the leading electronic payment solutions brands and is one of the largest providers of electronic payment systems worldwide

Verifone has a diverse, dynamic and fast paced work environment in which employees are focused on results and have opportunities to excel. We take pride in the fact that we work with leading retailers, merchants, banks, and third-party partners to invent and deliver innovative payments solution around the world. We strive for excellence in our products and services and are obsessed with customer happiness. Across the globe, Verifone employees are leading the payments industry through experience, innovation, and an ambitious spirit. Whether it’s developing the next platform of secure payment systems or searching for new ways to bring electronic payments to new markets, the team at Verifone is dedicated to the success of our customers, partners and investors. It is this passion for innovation that drives each one of our employees for personal and professional success. 


About the role

Verifone Cloud Services are in process of refreshing the entire estate (over 5,000 VM’s) to latest edition Operating Systems, including Redhat Linux 8. The growth and use of next-gen technology warrants expansion of the existing Server Operations team. This position is an exciting prospect for any ambitious engineer wishing to work with the latest technologies to drive impeccable standards via automated techniques.

This role will also encompass datacenter work, supporting the regions two strategic private cloud infrastructures with occasional requirement to install, rack, cable equipment to site.

The Linux Engineer is responsible for managing and maintaining VCS’s Linux estate. You will work as a member of the multi-disciplined Server Team where we encourage cross skilling and learning.  The role demands the ability to implement, maintain, administer and troubleshoot Redhat linux systems across a large datacenter footprint. Redhat Satellite, Redhat IDM, Puppet and Ansible are used to manage the environments in an automated and centralized fashion. In addition, the Linux engineer will participate in engineering process improvements, incident response, and capacity resource estimates to the Solution Delivery and Operations teams, provide technical status for the deliverables assigned and track them to closure. The candidate personifying this role will be expected to work in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment and must possess excellent inter-personal, written, and verbal communication skills. A sense of urgency, self-motivation, accountability and commitment are some of the desired attributes.

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

What you’ll do

  • Complete BAU tasks, escalating where exceptions occur
  • Respond to and escalate service incidents, ensuring all incidents are resolved within SLA.
  • Develop and implement new BAU tasks and manage change within BAU task procedures.
  • Complete acceptance testing of new releases and patches, providing technical feedback to Development
  • Manage the deployment of system changes and maintenance tasks during specified maintenance windows
  • Preparation of technical documentation and SLA reporting
  • Perform as part of a team providing 24/7/365 support by responding to escalations, alerts, incidence and problems that affect the environment and payment systems the team is responsible for
  • Manage Process compliance
  • Perform as part of a project delivery team if/when assigned.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert in support of the environment and applications assigned
  • Provide hands on support on Red Hat Linux and Oracle VM operating systems
  • Manage and maintain Red Hat Satellite
  • Knowledge of CIS Benchmark standards for hardening linux operating systems
  • Management of Puppet infrastructure and deployments
  • Manage the Oracle VM capacity and provide monthly usage. Highlight any issues to line manager
  • Provide regular status updates, issues, concerns to management
  • Review documentation and change control for technical accuracy
  • Participate in product evaluation initiatives including feature analysis and system trade-offs
  • Provide support and input for PCI audits and security compliance
  • Recommend potential improvements in infrastructure, automation, processes or services and is prepared to manage change
  • Take an active role in resolving incidents or problems
  • Monitor and follow up outstanding issues


What qualifications will you need to be successful

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Enterprise-level experience in Linux administration
  • 3+ years of hands-on systems implementation and administration
  • ITIL Foundation certification
  • Experience in automation using Ansible, Puppet and Foreman
  • Advanced Bash scripting skills
  • Experience with Squid Web Proxy, NGINX and SMTP Relays is advantageous
  • Working knowledge of Networking components, Load balancers, firewalls, routers, switches
  • Experience in automation using Ansible, Puppet and Foreman
  • Working knowledge of monitoring solutions, such as Zabbix, ELK, App Dynamics
  • Experience managing Docker and Kubernetes environments
  • Experience in the payment industry is preferred
  • Working experience with change management ticketing systems and process, i.e. ServiceNow
  • Knowledge of PCI requirements 3.x is preferred
  • RedHat certifications are desired


Verifone is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Verifone is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



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