Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is seeking a Systems Administrator to join a small, dedicated team of IT professionals. This team will be working to design, administer, and monitor Linux and Windows servers and network infrastructure using DevOps principles and cutting-edge technologies. This position is also responsible for maintaining several MySQL and PostgreSQL databases which support on-premise web applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage servers using Ansible, an enterprise automation and configuration management tool
  • Utilize advanced virtualization technologies such as KVM, LXD, and docker
  • Manage access and ensure performance and integrity of MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Maintain highly-available network storage shares using ZFS, NFS, and CIFS
  • Administer mail (Office 365), instant messaging, and VoIP collaboration servers
  • Maintain Active Directory domain controllers and a multi-factor authentication system
  • Configure BSD-based network switches and Internet gateways
  • Write scripts to automate tasks and integrate services using Python and Bash
  • Administer monitoring infrastructure to proactively detect outages and respond to alerts to ensure uptime of critical services

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Ansible, Active Directory/LDAP, git, and MTAs is a plus
  • Knowledge of virtualization and storage technologies
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts (DHCP, DNS, VLANs, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently, identify and implement improvements, and engage with customers across the organization
  • High level of attention to detail and strong organizational skills with the ability to efficiently balance several projects with competing deadlines

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Database Administration, System Administration, or a related field
  • Two to five years of prior experience working as a systems administrator on Linux systems
  • Experience working with MySQL or PostgreSQL

Compensation and Benefits

Extreme Engineering Solutions offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including:

  • No-deductible, low-copay group health and dental insurance (90% employer paid)
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance (100% employer paid)
  • Paid time off, plus eight paid holidays a year
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) contribution
  • Participation in the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)

X-ES also takes a casual, small-business approach to company culture. At our state-of-the-art office and manufacturing facility located in Madison’s growing tech corridor, there’s no formal dress code, flexible scheduling, and dedicated personal workspaces. Our employees kick back at regular company events and enjoy lunches from local pizza places and food carts. At X-ES, we strive to offer a comfortable, relaxed environment for our employees to do their best work.

About X-ES

When “rugged enough” isn’t rugged enough for embedded computing systems, industry leaders in the military, aerospace, industrial, and commercial sectors turn to Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES). Because we strive to be the premier provider of mission-critical embedded products while delivering exceptional levels of customer and employee satisfaction, we hire strong contributors and give them space to thrive. As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees both drive and directly benefit from our success. Together, we meticulously design and build products that stand up to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.

Extreme Engineering Solutions is located in the Madison, WI area. The company designs and manufactures rugged embedded computing solutions for a variety of applications. For more information, visit www.xes-inc.com.

Extreme Engineering Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by law.

All X-ES job postings and application procedures are posted in compliance with Section 39.08 of the Madison General Ordinances.

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