Centene Corporation Senior System Engineer (Unix) in Chesterfield, Missouri


Position Purpose: Provide technical support for the Centene Server environment and associated applications

  • Provide technical support for the Centene Server environment and associated applications

  • Perform daily tasks to ensure the stability and optimization of the server environment, which includes proactively identifying potential system issues before they become a problem, working with team members in deciding a resolution, and implementing the agreed upon resolutions

  • Responsible for maintenance of the operating systems on all Corporate servers, end user support, monitoring system usage and performance, patching, management of backup and recovery of the operating system and third-party applications, file-system management, process automation, server installation/configuration, and third-party application support including installations and configurations

  • Interface with business users and stakeholders to determine needs

  • Review operational and organizational changes, assess how these changes will affect the server environment and incorporate the changes into the system architecture, as needed

  • Coordinate, test, and implement all enhancements or new releases of the Operating Systems and business critical software

  • Monitor, analyze, and evaluate system utilization to ensure the appropriate and efficient use of applications and system resources


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field or equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years of related experience.

  • System administration experience on UNIX/Linux Operating Systems.

  • Advanced skill level with most Operating System commands/utilities.

  • Advanced understanding of clustering concepts, backup solutions, patching, system security standards, and virtualization technologies.

  • Ability to solve complex problems in area of expertise.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in sprints to deliver our services and tools to our customers

  • Advanced linux administration and support

  • Building applications in a modern way "containers"

  • Transform "legacy" products through automation CI/CD

  • Expert in one or more scripting/coding languages - Bash, Go, Python, & Powershell

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

TITLE: Senior System Engineer (Unix)

LOCATION: Chesterfield, Missouri

REQNUMBER: 1103063

COMPANY: Information Technology

POSITION TYPE: Professional