Linux-Unix Admin

Information Technology Glenview, Illinois


 Abt Electronics has an immediate opening for the position of a Linux-Unix Admin. This is an in-house position (not remote) at our office located in Glenview, IL.  We are a family owned company who has been in business since 1936 and continues to experience strong growth year after year.  Abt Electronics specializes in electronics, appliance & furniture sales, delivery, installation and servicing all the products we sell. We are a perennial winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplace Award.  We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible & friendly Linux-Unix Admin to join our team.  If this is you, we want to hear from you!

In addition, must be comfortable contributing/working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and fun work environment.  Primary duties include:

  • Configure, monitor, and maintain services running in Linux/Unix environments
  • Design and deploy servers/services in a highly available manner
  • Monitor and apply security updates to applications and operating systems
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, developers, and admins to meet systems and infrastructure needs
  • Provision and manage Linux/Unix Servers in physical, virtual, and container environments
  • Provide leadership and technical direction within the department
  • Maintain high level of availability for production services
  • Responsible for Security of production infrastructure and systems.
  • Monitor resource utilization, recommend improvements to efficiency
  • Provision and manage Storage Systems
  • Install/configure Linux/Unix Systems
  • Take Lead on projects and initiatives for future growth

 Technologies Utilized Include:

  • Various Linux Operating systems (Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu)
  • LAMP Stack (PHP, Apache, MariaDB)
  • High Availability (nginx, keepalived, haproxy)
  • Containerization (Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes)
  • Virtualization (vmware, veeam)
  • Scripting (bash)
  • IBM Power Systems (AIX)

 Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience
  • Strong team player
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work accurately, efficiently and dependably with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of various Linux Operating systems. (Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Storage protocols (fiber channel, iscsi, nfs, samba)
  • Strong experience with web stacks such as LAMP or LEMP
  • Demonstrated knowledge of High Availability configurations (keepalived, nginx, haproxy)
  • Experience with install/configuration of Database software (Mysql, Mariadb, Oracle)
  • Basic understanding of networking (tcp ip, vlans, firewalls, DNS)
  • Basic understanding of scripting (bash, powershell, korn)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (vmware, veeam)
  • This is an in-office position; non-remote 

 We offer our team members:

  • Medical/Dental (Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO Network) & Vision (VSP)
  • 401(k) (Charles Schwab) which includes a matching program
  • Life & Disability insurance (Lincoln Financial)
  • Generous Paid Time Off/Sick Pay Program
  • Continued training & career development
  • Employee discounts on all products we sell