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Junior Linux System Administrator

Make a real difference supporting Linux systems users at a fast-growing and dynamic organization.
Posted: Aug-08-2015
Job ID 1198

Job Description

Make a real difference supporting Linux systems users/clients at a fast-growing and dynamic IT organization.

Group Three IT Consultants is seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Linux Systems Administrator to support our growing IT infrastructure. We have many high-impact applications and are developing more in cloud-based Linux environments.

The company supports a diverse range of clients in various industries, and offers a vibrant and intellectually stimulating work environment to its staff — currently numbering over 50, but steadily growing.

The Linux Systems Administrator will be a critical member of the informatics group and will provide orchestration, automation, support, troubleshooting, backup and guidance for all of the company's Linux-based systems. He or she will report to the IT Team/Leader (Senior sys-admin) and will work with internal software developers team and external clients for support purposes.

Job Requirements

Specific tasks will include:

  • Managing, building, troubleshooting Linux servers in cloud-hosting environments like Rackspace/AWS/Google/OpenStack
  • Capacity and scaling management of high-traffic servers
  • Configure firewalls, DNS and all software requirements of servers using an automation tool like Ansible
  • Manage, backup and scale PostgreSQL and MySQL databases
  • System automation using bash and python shell scripting
  • Assist with large data transfers via S3, Ceph, Aspera, Globus and GridFTP
  • Exposure to following softwares are a plus Postfix, Dovecot, OpenChange, Bacula/Bareos, Puppet and/or Icinga


Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field, 3–5 years’ experience administering Linux servers, excellent oral and written communication skills, detail-oriented and responsive to requests, patient, friendly and willing to find reasonable solutions. A strong understanding of Linux systems, web application stacks, Git, Ansible and Bash and Python scripting are required. Experience with high traffic sites a plus.


To apply, send CV/resume to with email subject set to JID# 1198

Group Three is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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