Linux Systems Administrator

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Linux System Administrator

Arrow Electronics, Inc. – Englewood, CO

Reports to: Systems and Infrastructure Manager

Arrow Electronics has an excellent opportunity for a Linux System Engineer in our Golden, CO and/or Englewood, CO locations. This position will be responsible for internal dedicated and cloud server infrastructure in a global, complex, and rapidly growing environment. This role will be responsible for maintaining and expanding our Digital division production, staging, and test ecosystems. We are looking for a fearless Systems Engineer to be part of a strong and expanding team. The ideal candidate is someone that has in-depth experience administering production enterprise level and highly available systems and a passion for identifying and implementing system improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ownership of various systems engineering projects related to RHEL systems infrastructure
  • Architect, build, and troubleshoot Linux systems for production and test platforms
  • Recommend, design, and roll out cloud and physical network, storage, and system improvements to ensure redundancy, high availability, and security
  • Perform automation of routine tasks to increase systems efficiency and reduce human intervention
  • Manage systems and network security to meet best practice and allow appropriate access without adding additional risk
  • Capacity planning and management
  • Design and maintain backup and redundancy strategies
  • Develop and update documentation of network and systems architecture
  • Cross-train infrastructure team members in areas of expertise
  • Work with systems and infrastructure manager and team to develop and implement infrastructure policies and procedures
  • Responsible for internal communication of critical systems information
  • Develop, maintain, and document Linux and infrastructure installation and configuration procedures
  • Manage Nagios, New Relic and Victor Ops monitoring and alerting systems and other internal management tools
  • Backup Windows administration
  • Rotating on-call responsibilities


  • Great work ethic and teamwork skills
  • Passion for continual improvement
  • 5 – 8 years of Linux Systems Administration/Engineering experience
  • Sharp analytic and troubleshooting abilities
  • Proven Linux systems architecture and design skills
  • Experience working with production multi-tier applications in highly available environments
  • Knowledge and understanding of systems and network security engineering and best practice
  • Experience with common networking protocols and services including TCP, UDP, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, SSH, FTP, SNMP, and LDAP
  • Understanding of load balancer, firewall, and router configuration
  • Knowledge of database systems infrastructure support and basic database systems support
  • Experience patching, upgrading servers, monitoring and maintenance
  • Shell scripting using Perl, Bash, C Shell, Korn or an equivalent tool to automate tasks and processes

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of cloud, IaaS and PaaS architecture and best practice, particularly in Azure cloud
  • Experience with cloud provisioning methodologies and Azure CLI and ARM templates, Chef or Puppet
  • Experience with Lucene/Solr, nginx, apache
  • Familiarity with Nagios, New Relic, VictorOps, sumologic
  • Understanding of storage and SAN technologies
  • Basic Windows administration and knowledge of Active Directory a plus

What is in it for you?

  • Training and professional development
  • Performance coaching
  • Work with fun team in a supportive environment
  • Work at a strong and growing company
  • Free fitness center membership and classes at Arrow Electronics main office building
  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k domestic partners program and more.
  • Community involvement opportunities

Arrow helps the world’s best technology companies think “Five Years Out,” working together to innovate the next big thing, after the next big thing. We are a global provider of technology products, services and solutions, with 2013 sales of $21.4 billion. Our team includes 16,000 employees worldwide across more than 460 locations in 58 countries.

“Five Years Out” is the tangible future and the people who live and work there know that new technologies, new materials, new ideas and new electronics will make life not only different, but better. Not just cheaper, but smarter. Not just easier, but more inspired.

Are you “Five Years Out”? Then you’ll want to be working with us.

At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.

Our comprehensive, competitive benefits program is an important part of your total compensation package. We offer a variety of plans and coverage including health and welfare, retirement, paid time off, and voluntary benefits as well as resources to help you make cost-effective decisions for you and your family. Everyone counts at Arrow, and our benefits enable you to achieve and maintain better health and plan for your future as we work together toward smarter solutions in tomorrow’s technology.

Arrow offers competitive time off for you, which includes accrued vacation time, personal and floating holidays, in addition to other observed holidays. These are granted based on the date you join the company in any given year.


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Arrow Electronics, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please refer to our Hiring Process & Accommodations Request Instructions on our Career Site to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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