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Sr – Sr. 2 Red Hat Linux Engineer – Platform Engineering

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29050BR
Department: Publix Technology
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jun 07, 2024

$93 - 165k
Full Time - Regular


Please note, this is a hybrid position requiring 8 days per month on-site in Lakeland, FL.

Welcome to Publix Technology, the award-winning technical group for Publix Super Markets, Inc., the largest employee-owned company in the nation. Our technology teams of 2100+ associates provide cutting-edge, modern solutions to nearly 1400 retail stores and 200,000+ internal team members across 8 states. We offer positions at all levels – summer internships, individual contributor roles, to technical leadership across a broad range of technical disciplines. So, whether you’re interested in IT security, platform engineering, architecture, software development, or infrastructure – we have a career path for you! See for yourself why Publix Super Markets, Inc. is a constant on Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work list.

Join the Tactical Infrastructure Engineering team as a Red Hat Linux Engineer where you will be part of a fast-paced team supporting the Platform Engineering group. You will play a key role focused on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform – maintaining and improving server resource availability and security while minimizing maintenance delays to application teams. Under general guidance, this position is responsible for developing project plans, managing projects, monitoring project performance, and helping develop implementation plans for highly complex technology solutions.

The most suitable hire for this position will be a hands-on Red Hat Enterprise Linux candidate with strong analytical, planning, problem solving, writing, and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with management, infrastructure engineers, technology vendors, and business unit customers.


  • Build new guest servers and hypervisor hosts with various automation tools.
  • Assist with hardware lifecycle efforts for aging systems and platforms.
  • Proactive approach to OS patching, hardware drivers, and firmware updates
  • Capacity and performance analytics of existing Red Hat infrastructure
  • Forecast and procure hardware to expand current environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or analytical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience (4+ years for Senior 2 level) supporting/troubleshooting Red Hat Operating Systems
  • 2+ years of experience (4+ years for Senior 2 level) supporting/troubleshooting Red Hat Virtualization Clusters
  • 1+ years of experience (2+ years for Senior 2 level) with identity and access management integrating Red Hat with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Experience with Red Hat role-based access control
  • Experience troubleshooting TCP/IP networking including SSH and TLS interfaces.
  • Experience with BASH scripting
  • Must be comfortable working with command line including VIM.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience supporting/troubleshooting Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization platform.
  • Experience with Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization as a hypervisor
  • Hands-on experience developing Ansible playbooks.
  • Experience working in a large corporate environment including a structured Change Management process.
  • Solid understanding of the functional and operational practices necessary to operate in a highly available, highly secure, and highly regulated environment to meet business, security, and compliance requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server operating systems
  • Experience working with Logical Volume Manager storage management with fiber channel-based SAN.


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.

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