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Junior Linux Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah at Interface Security Systems

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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Job Description

At Interface, it’s the human equation that drives us.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Interface is uniquely qualified to be the one source for safeguarding customer data, people, and assets. As the leading national provider of cloud-based managed network services and security systems for retail, commercial and small business customers, we provide the industry’s most comprehensive bundle of integrated solutions that connect and protect some of America’s best-known companies.

Our service offerings include PCI-compliant private secure managed broadband, managed digital voice, alarm/event monitoring, interactive video surveillance, managed access control and fire/life safety systems. Multiple UL-Approved 5-Diamond CSAA Certified Secure Operations Centers monitor, manage and support their system, backed by a nationwide service delivery infrastructure.

Interface believes in the philosophy of listening to our customers and addressing their needs. We are guided by integrity as well as an all-consuming desire to exceed expectations and foster long-term partnerships. Our goal is nothing less than complete customer satisfaction. And we strive to achieve it by providing responsive, accommodating service to each and every one of our valued clients.

Interface is looking to hire a Junior Linux Administrator. The Jr. Linux Admin is a knowledgeable member of a team responsible for all aspects of the configuration and maintenance of servers and software solutions that meet or exceed business performance expectations.  The position is responsible for installing, implementing, and maintaining a wide variety of software solutions as well as creating the necessary documentation for the installed software.  The Jr. Linux Admin is responsible for software configurations, installations, maintenance, lifecycle, and monitoring. 

The member of this team will work closely with other team members to design and implement new software designs to fulfill customer requirements.

 Junior Linux Administrator Essential Functions:

  • Work with Sr. System Admins and Network Engineer team to evaluate and implement new system solutions in support of customer goals
  • Ability to interpret requirements and translate those requirements into a functioning and manageable system solutions
  • Develop knowledge of various vendor capabilities and limitations
  • Develop documentation and training material on new and current system designs
  • Assist network engineers with questions related to ongoing support and change requests of system designs
  • Continuing education to maintain system admin expertise and knowledge of current and emerging  technologies
  • Establish standards and procedures for best practices involving system and system admin related issues
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Job Requirements



 Junior Linux Administrator Qualifications

  • System Admin background with a wide breath of knowledge in available protocols and services
  • Working knowledge of linux.  CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu.
  • Working knowledge of Virtualization technologies.  KVM-Qemu/oVirt preferred.
  • Working knowledge of monitoring technologies. Cacti, Nagios, Icinga.
  • Experience with Ansible, Saltstack, or other configuration management systems preferred.
  • Experience with data center operations of racking, cabling hardware devices.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Scripting/programming experience desired.  Perl, Bash, and PHP preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks independently
  • Ability to present complex networking ideas in a understandable and relate-able fashion
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proficient analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to translate the business and application needs into solution architecture requirements and design
  • Appreciation of risk management, change management, and configuration management
  • Ability to integrate various technologies into complete solutions
  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing and configuring linux systems

 Interface offers a competitive compensation package based on education and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, the opportunity for growth and much more. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements.

Interface Security Systems will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; for rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. 

Interface Security Systems will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Interface Security Systems, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability.