System Admin (Linux/Unix/VMware)
JumpSearch - Oakland, CA

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Linux/VMware System Administrator

Job Type:

Full Time


New Haven, CT or Atlanta, GA or Oakland, CA (flexible)

Job Description

We believe that every employee is critical to our success! Our innovative services depend on the energy, values, hard work and dedication of our employees. As we continue to grow, we look for others who are also committed to retaining a small-company feel while moving us to the next level!

The Linux and VMware System Administrator can be domiciled at our New Haven, CT, Atlanta, GA or Oakland, CA campus. This role is ideal for an independent, fast learning, and motivated individual who wishes to increase their knowledge and mastery of Linux and VMware System Administration, software engineering and open source applications. Initial responsibilities will include basic administration and support for linux and VMware environments. Additional responsibilities and projects will be added based on the speed and skill with which the first set of responsibilities is mastered. The more you learn the more fun stuff you’ll get to play with.

Day To Day Responsibilities

Installation & administration of linux environments. (Red Hat, CentOS). Patching, account creation, upgrades, backups, etc
Installation & administration of VMware environments
Installation & administration of application software such as Apache, Joomla, Wordpress, Bugzilla, Mediawiki, Moodle, Openfire, MySQL, Jboss
Issue resolution and troubleshooting for the linux environments and applications.
Proactive monitoring of the VMware environments including planning for growth and upgrades.
Any other random projects that involve a computer, a command line and lots of caffeine*

*Note: although it is highly recommended by many current employees, caffeine intake is optional.


Technical Qualifications

3+ years experience (academic, professional or personal) with linux administration
3+ years experience (academic, professional or personal) with VMware administration
Working knowledge of scripting and system automation (Perl, Bash, Awk, etc)

General Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
Good technical diagnostic expertise including problem investigation, reproduction, and resolution skills.
Ability to work under pressure.
Has the ability to acquire new skills efficiently, and thrives in a collaborative team environment


Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, 401K, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
Flexible work hours
Casual dress
20 Paid Time Off Days per year
8 Holidays per year
Fun events
Free Lunch - We have opened a full service cafeteria and hired and exec. chef and assistant chef that are making fresh soups, salads, hot and cold lunches for all employees each day
Free Fitness Center - 24 hour access to our onsite fitness center
Coffee Shop - enjoy a cup of coffee, espresso or cappuccino in the morning at our coffee shop in the lobby of our building, another great free perk to all employees

  • Come and discover why we are ranked #2 in Connecticut and #12 nationally as one of the best places to work for at medium sized companies!!!

About this company
JumpSearch Recruiting (JSR) is a technical recruiting agency that serves startups and small-medium enterprises with high-growth trajectory...