Position Description

Senior Unix/Linux Administrator
Location Boulder, CO (HQ)
Job Code 544
# of Openings 1
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Performs the installation, configuration, administration, and maintenance of UNIX and Linux computer systems.  Sets up user accounts on organization’s servers.  Runs necessary system backups.  Provides end-user technical support and troubleshoots problems on local area networks (LAN) and data networks involving UNIX and/or Linux operating systems. 

The selected candidate must be able to work onsite at the Denovo offices in Boulder, CO.


  • Acting as subject matter expert for UNIX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Consult with Denovo team and users to determine system requirements and specifications.
  • Act as a member of a quick-response team.  Will often work under demanding deadlines, operating independently to resolve complex problems.
  • Develop scripts to automate repetitive tasks or document procedural run-books for junior administrators. 
  • Configure and administer enterprise monitoring tools employing SNMP or local agents.
  • Configure and administer IBM VIO server environments, DLPARing, and Live Partition Mobility.   

Qualifications :  

  • Ability to clearly summarize and communicate complex environments and issues. 
  • Four-year degree in related field, or equivalent experience.
  • At least five (5) years of UNIX and Linux administration experience.  AIX experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), administration of TSM environments.
  • Experience with installation and maintenance of IBM Power Series hardware (e.g. Power6, Power7, Power8) and RHEL6/RHEL7. 
  • Experience in datacenter environments is highly preferred.
  • At least three years advanced technical support in a team environment, including customer service experience.
  • Proven ability to understand, interpret, and glean results from complex technical relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage moderately complex projects involving on UNIX systems.
  • Advanced troubleshooting and repair skills of UNIX systems and related peripherals.
  • Advanced knowledge of related industry best practices.
  • Strategic, tactical, operational and financial understanding of an IT environment.
  • Proven ability to absorb, master and leverage emerging technologies.  Exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving abilities.

Soft Skills :       

  • Thrives in strongly team-oriented environments, but also excels working independently.
  • Exhibits a high level of individual initiative and follow-through.
  • Promotes a positive, “can-do” attitude.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills. 
  • Work from verbal and written instructions of varying levels of detail.
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