Adyen
Adyen is the financial technology platform of choice for leading companies across the globe.
Chicago, IL, USA
Hybrid

Senior Linux System Engineer

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This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Meta, Uber, H&M, and Microsoft - making us the financial technology platform of choice. At Adyen, everything we do is engineered for ambition. 

For our teams, we create an environment with opportunities for our people to succeed, backed by the culture and support to ensure they are enabled to truly own their careers. We are motivated individuals who tackle unique technical challenges at scale and solve them as a team. Together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that help businesses achieve their ambitions faster.


Senior Linux System Engineer

Adyen is looking for an experienced Linux System Engineer for the Container Services team in Chicago. In this position, you will work on a world-class platform that enables developers to grow Adyen's business. Our platform is a distributed system with high performance and strict security requirements. Your primary responsibilities will be building and maintaining container-native infrastructure solutions – such as Nomad and Kubernetes.


Who you are

You think of yourself as a Systems Engineer with an interest in containerization. You have a solid Linux background with complex distributed systems experience. You're comfortable operating on-premise infrastructure that spans data centers across the globe. Automation is the only way to go for you. You are curious and eager to learn. You have strong communication skills and love collaborating with your teammates.


Technical Skills and Experience

You have experience with some of the below mentioned technologies and concepts, and are willing to learn the others:

  • Maintaining on-prem infrastructure
  • Kubernetes ecosystem
  • Hashicorp ecosystem (Consul, Nomad, Terraform, and Vault)
  • GitOps practices
  • Linux, HAProxy, Tomcat, firewalls, network security protocols, databases, UNIX-related network services, TCP/IP networking, DNS, HTTP(s)
  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language (bash, python, etc.)
  • System configuration and administration, load balancing, scaling, monitoring, Linux containers ecosystem, an understanding of Linux kernel primitives (namespaces, cap, cgroups, seccomp, etc), core operating systems including network setup and maintenance, network security, and distributed file systems.


Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments 

Our unique approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, and we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we welcome you to be your true self at Adyen. 

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Does this sound like you? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application!

What’s next?

Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable candidate experience is critical for us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to take about 4 weeks to complete, but may fluctuate depending on the role. Learn more about our hiring process here. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you need more flexibility.

Adyen is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


This role is hybrid, based out of our Chicago office. We are an office-first company and value in-person collaboration; we do not offer remote roles.

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What are Adyen Perks + Benefits

Adyen Benefits Overview

We offer benefits that make working and living–wherever in the world you are–more harmonious. This includes health insurance, commute allowance, lunch in the office, and benefits mandated by local governments.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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