Sr LINUX System Administrator

Kansas City, MO


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.

Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies in support of the Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC) contract for the United States Department of Agriculture. DISC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform full lifecycle management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or CentOS systems in a large-scale enterprise environment.
  • Interact with a variety of internal and external teams to solve complex data center customer issues crossing boundaries of responsibility.
  • Utilize a ticket-tracking system (BMC Remedy) to meet appropriate SLAs for resolution of data center customer incidents.
  • Review operating system vulnerability scan results and research/recommend resolutions for findings.
  • Install Linux patches and apply approved operating system configuration changes.

Requirements

  • Experience reading, writing, or modifying scripts in at least one of the following languages (Bash, Perl, Python)
  • Fluent with the Linux command line interface.
  • Must understand Linux internals (system calls, file systems, processes, etc.)
  • Must understand TCP/IP and related protocols (HTTP, FTP, NFS, etc.)
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with job related skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree
  • Four (4) years relevant experience with Linux System Administration
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Preferred requirements

  • Experience with server automation tools such as BladeLogic BSA, Ansible, Puppet, or Chef.
  • Experience with enterprise VMWare virtualization products such as vSphere or vCenter.
  • Knowledge of OpenStack and cloud technology.

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://criterion-sys.com/careers.


Benefits

Health

Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.

Financial

  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits

Educational

All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act | Equal Employment Opportunity | Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Criterion participates in E-Verify. Review Right to Work information.

Need an Accommodation?

Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to recruiting@criterion-sys.com or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.