Sr. Linux Systems Administrator

Champaign, IL

The Unix/Linux Systems Administrator will play a fundamental role in tailoring our systems to meet business needs. You will build virtual and physical servers, setup logging, implement monitoring, and maintain these servers to facilitate employee efficiency. As Unix/Linux Systems Administrator you will work closely with all departments to provide a solution that is suited to company need while aligning the solutions with business goals and budget. An ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of Linux systems and be able to prioritize tasks based on business needs.


  • Pavlov Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

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    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the appropriate departments to build systems that supports organizational requirements
    • Maintain current server infrastructure
    • Provide recommendations and fixes to technical problems in a cost-effective manner
    • Automation of tasks using a scripting and configuration management systems
    • Maintain server security
    • Build and Monitor services on production servers
    • Ensure precise, consistent and timely communications with the users and Pavlov Media management
    • Maintain detailed records and prepare communications as needed
    • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
    • Provide mentorship to team members
    • Participates in selected inter departmental meetings, conferences, conference calls, and planning
    • Report weekly on tasks completed and in progress
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • B.A. recommended or equivalent work experience
    • Must have a working knowledge of Linux Systems
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Visio
    • 5+ years of experience as Systems Administrator
    • Experience with Time/Project tracking solutions
    • Experience with Ubuntu
    • Experience with server security
    • Experience with configuration management tools
    • Experience with SCM tools, preferably GIT
    • Experience with MySQL and MariaDB
    • Docker and Jenkins experience a plus

    Desired Skills:

    • Excellent Communication skills (strong verbal and written required)
    • Time management and multi-tasking skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to easily adapt to changes in processes, procedures, and priority