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Linux Systems Administrator

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  26862

Join a technology company dedicated to improving lives through innovative technology solutions. Today, Raven is focused on solving these Great Challenges:

  • Feeding a growing population by improving agricultural efficiency around the world
  • Protecting our natural resources
  • Saving and improving lives through advanced situational awareness
  • Connecting the world

Raven is organized into three business units that sell our advanced products and solutions within their niche markets. Our Corporate Services team supports the daily operations and business activities of all three.

The Linux System Administrator will design, configure, install, and support hardware, software, and related applications on the company’s on-prem and cloud infrastructure. Ensure stable and secure operation of Information Technology assets.

Essential Functions

• Full lifecycle management of Linux server infrastructure

  * Installation, configuration, patching, upgrades, ongoing operations

• Configure and operate infrastructure for multiple environments; on-prem and in the cloud (AWS/Azure)

• Develop and maintain configuration management solutions to standardize deployment of systems and applications

• Develop and maintain infrastructure as code solutions

• Work with Business to engineer solutions based on requirements

• Identify and resolve issues with systems/applications

• Maintain clear documentation of systems and processes

• Support multiple teams' software development and CI/CD processes

• Participate in rotating 24x7 on-call schedule

• Experienced engineer with 1-3 years of Linux System Administration experience in a production environment or a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Helpful but not required, Linux certifications in System Admin and/or Engineering such as
RedHat or Linux Foundation Certifications

• Basic problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
• Ability to maintain accurate records.
• Team player who is self-motivated, and has ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
• Travel may be necessary, based on position.
• Developed expert in technical skills, proficiencies, and knowledge in field of support.
• Well-developed problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities.
• Capable of defining appropriate approaches and solutions.

• Must be dependable, detail-oriented, disciplined, and self-directed

• Strong communications skills

• Foundational knowledge of underlying infrastructure (Compute, Network, and Storage)

• Experience with RPM and Debian based distributions (CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, etc.)

• Experience collaborating with version control systems (Git, Mercurial, SVN)

• Experience managing heterogenous Linux systems using configuration management tooling (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, etc.)

• Experience solving complex problems using scripting (Shell, Perl, Python, etc.)

• Understanding or experience with deployment and operations of microservices on Linux (Docker, Podman, etc.)


Desired Skills/Attributes

Experience deploying infrastructure as code (Terraform, Cloudformation, Ansible, etc.)

• Experience with operating systems in public cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, etc.)

• Above all, a strong drive to learn




Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.