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Linux Systems Administrator

Job Category:
Computer and Information Technology
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
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Description: Job Description
MaxPoint is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator will work in our Austin, TX office. The Linux Systems Administrator will be responsible for growing and maintaining our data center infrastructure across multiple data centers. Responsibilities will include Linux and Windows server, firewall, switch, and load balancers administration as well as administration of system monitoring solutions.
If you have this unique blend of IT knowledge; hands on experience; the ability to design robust solutions that scale; aren’t afraid of tough problems; dedication to ensure high availability; and a natural ability to fit into our dynamic culture, then you’re an ideal candidate!
  • Administration, setup and maintenance of Linux based servers, Cisco firewalls, Cisco switches and F5 load balancers
  • Planning and execution of backups
  • Systems monitoring and capacity planning
  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Ensure 99.999% uptime on Ubuntu infrastructures 
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with server imaging products
  • Administrative experience with Ubuntu 12 and 14
  • Administrative experience with Likewise Open
  • Experience deploying and administering VMWare ESX/ESXi
  • Familiar with Cisco IOS, IOS XE and NX-OS CLI
  • Thorough understanding of networking principles
  • Experience with remote access/VPN was well as site to site VPN tunnels
  • Experience system planning a plus
  • Excellent problem solving skills, able to effectively troubleshoot issues remotely
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and oral
  • Highly organized self-starter
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Team-first attitude
  • BS, BA or equivalent from an accredited 4-year university or college 
  • 2+ years demonstrated success in IT or related field
  • Security+, Network+, A+, etc. certifications are a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 25% 
What’s in it for You
MaxPoint offers a generous benefits package including company paid premiums for employee and family health, dental and vision coverage, company contributed Flexible Spending Account for eligible medical expenses, 401k, paid vacation and holidays. Additional benefits include optional employee paid life insurance and AD&D, voluntary long-term disability, and employee contributed Flexible Spending Account for eligible medical and dependent care expenses.
About MaxPoint
MaxPoint takes the precision of hyperlocal digital advertising and applies it to local, regional, and national campaigns to drive in-store sales. Our proprietary Digital Zip® technology uses the latest in real-time data to pinpoint and reach the consumers most likely to buy products. Trusted by the top 20 leading global marketers, MaxPoint’s precise and efficient technology brings smarter digital advertising and higher sales to brands, retailers, and agencies across the globe. Learn more at