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System Admin/Engineer

The Media Trust is seeking a highly motivated, flexible, organized and detail-oriented System Administrator/Engineer. The individual is responsible for the continued maintenance and development of all the core products that The Media Trust has to offer their clients. The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of the Linux environment. The individual will participate in on-call rotation to support a 24/7 environment.


  • The ability to help the System Admin team maintain the daily system tasks.
  • The ability to write scripts for simple SysAdmin jobs.
  • Support and improve the Data Center Backup operations and disaster recovery planning and testing.
  • Develop and document programs, scripts, and standard operating procedures pertaining to systems administration.
  • Monitor and optimize systems in order to achieve and maintain maximum performance and up time.
  • Explore and Implement new software products relevant to company operations. 
  • Develop and provide recommendations to aid in hardware and system software planning and budgeting.


  •  Experience with Linux (preferably Gentoo) servers including but not limited to building, configuring and OS installs.
  • Comfortable in an on-call and shift rotation environment.
  • Familiarity with Linux command line.
  • Experience with bash scripting
  • Familiarity with datacenters including racking servers, switches, PDU’s and the ability to run cabling.
  • Knowledge of networking/troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Nagios or similar monitoring tools.
  • Experience successfully implementing new technology such as open source software to a live system
  • Ability to prioritize work and seek escalation in a timely manner when required.
  • Solid understanding of disaster recovery and business continuity processes and practices.
  • Exercises sound judgment and critical thinking when selecting and deploying methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to achieve desired results.
  • Experience setup and tuneup with posgres a plus.
  • Exposure to Agile/Scrum methodology a plus.
  • SQL a plus.


  • 5+ years of experience of System Admin in a large, time critical infrastructure
  • 5+ years of experience working with Linux and a solid understanding of Linux systems.
  • 3 years experience building, racking and cabling physical servers.
  • 3+ years of experience programming in Python or Shell
  • Hands on experience configuration of Apache, syslog-NG, graylog, etc.