Linux Systems Admin at Innovation Specialists LLC

Posted in Information Technology 10 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

We are a passionate group of individuals who get excited about using technology to revolutionize healthcare. We are looking to augment our growing team with a LINUX System Administrator (SA).  The SA is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.  We currently outsource our system administration and the successful candidate will bring these outsourced services in-house.

This individual will assist project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our standard Project Management Methodology. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project lifecycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project lifecycle.

This individual is accountable for the following systems: Linux and Mac systems that support IT infrastructure; Linux, Mac and Application systems that support Asset Management; Responsibilities on these systems include SA engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development to ensure continual innovation.


  • Ability to own the maintenance and configuration of systems.

    • Manage server patches and upgrades.

    • Manage server configurations for production.

    • Contribute to and maintain system standards.

    • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.

    • Document and maintain server architecture.

  • Create, configure, upgrade and configure system software that supports IT infrastructure applications.

  • Install and configure systems such as supports IT infrastructure applications.

  • Work with team to ensure 99.999% uptime, including repair and recover of failures. 

  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. 

  • Perform daily system monitoring, integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.

  • Perform regular security functions including log review, monitoring of systems and investigation possible intrusions.

  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.

  • Perform periodic performance reporting and capacity planning including recommending system and architecture changes.


  • Expert LAMP Stack Knowledge

  • Networking knowledge (encryption, security groups, traffic routing, etc).

  • Ability to coaching and mentoring team members

  • AWS Cloud Experience a plus

  • Self-motivated individual

  • Experience with DevOps and creating pipeline

  • Experience Automated Test Tools

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