Linux System Administrator
NewGround - Chesterfield, MO

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About NewGround:
NewGround is a leading brand, design, and build firm with two key divisions: the financial services industry and an emerging healthcare division. For 100 years, NewGround has been the provider of progressive solutions through the integration of their core operating areas: Build and Design, Retail Services, and Digital Signage and Content. Our mantra is "It's all about the people." So we're proud of the fact we have little turnover and are able to attract some of the best and brightest consulting, architecture, design, construction, branding, retail and creative talent in our industry. The caliber of the people we hire says something about our commitment to quality, our integrity, and our desire to excel.

Why our people love working at NewGround:
Cool, talented team - Great manager
Low pressure work environment
Business casual - Jeans on Fridays.
Free Cardinals tickets auctioned regularly. Company seats are awesome overlooking home plate on the first level. Rams tickets too.
Fun stuff on site like in office Chili Cook-off, 18 hole miniature Golf Tournament & Halloween costume competition, all with prizes
Beautiful work environment impressively designed
Great location in Chesterfield off Clarkson and 40
NewGround is exceptional in the digital signage space.

NewGround offers retail design and implementation services for banks and credit unions. The digital signage group of NewGround provides point of sale display technologies and web based graphic delivery solutions to 180 clients nationwide, reaching over 2000 sites and narrowcasting 2,500,000 hours of video annually.

Job Summary :
Responsible for network health for a national digital signage network of over 150 clients and an installed base of 3,000 servers
Responsible for software modifications to the digital signage platform
Responsible for defining satisfactory client IT connectivity solutions

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Manage over 150 different client digital signage networks
Maintain "5 nines" site connectivity
Design solutions that are responsive to client IT limitations for connectivity
Administer three different digital signage platforms
Work on both Linux and Windows operating systems with ease
Troubleshoot special case IT applications
Work with outside developers on software upgrades
Develop roll out strategies for system upgrades
Research and present new technologies that improve the digital package
Provide professional networking and security consulting service to digital signage clients

Minimum of 5 years as a Linux System Administrator
Capable of designing, implementing and maintaining network architecture solutions (CISCO) Prefer CCNA equivalent and above
Demonstrated ability to administer VPNs, VLANs, other connectivity options
Extensive hardware and software troubleshooting background
High level of interest and involvement in mainstream IT solutions related to digital signage and other client facing platforms
Programming skills in PHP & Perl
Familiarity with Ruby and configuration management software such as Chef and Puppet preferred
Adept at consensus building, crisis management, problem-solving and negotiating
Excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects with minimal supervision and tight deadlines

Chesterfield, MO (local talent only)

NewGround's operational headquarters are in Chesterfield, MO, with principal offices in Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Cincinnati, OH; Portsmouth, NH and Ontario, Canada.

NewGround's reputation for integrity, creativity, quality, and results is the basis of our renowned status in the industry. For permanent positions, we offer a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and an outstanding Employee Benefits Package to promote wellness, work/life balance and financial security for our valued team including Medical and Dental plans, 401K Retirement Plan with company match, Life insurance (benefit paid by employer), company provided Short-term Disability, (401K with company match), 10 paid vacation days per year with potential increases after 3 years, 9 paid holidays per year and one personal holiday.

Qualified candidates should apply online at

No phone calls please. We do not utilize the services of search firms.

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NewGround is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees are employed on an "at will" basis and may be terminated at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

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