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Linux AWS Systems Administrator / Engineer - Chicago or New York

Linux AWS Systems Administrator / Engineer - Chicago or New York

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Engine Media is a rapidly growing SaaS company with offices in Chicago, IL and New York, NY. To support our continued rapid growth, we continue to hire aggressively across various departments. We look for highly motivated, dedicated and talented individuals who will be able to contribute significantly to the success of the company while receiving tremendous opportunities for professional growth and development.


Are you a hard working computer professional? Do your friends refer to you as a geek or a techie? If you are someone that embraces challenges with a “bring it” attitude and you enjoy working in a fast paced environment of an actively growing company, we have a job for you! 

Your job’s primary focus would include Systems Engineering and Operational Support for Engine Media’s SaaS development and application infrastructure.


  • Ensure system stability and application uptime (site reliability)
  • Monitor application infrastructure capacity
  • Engineer cloud solutions and apply AWS best practices
  • Setup and maintain servers and supporting hardware
  • Ensure server software security updates and patches are current
  • Work with support teams to diagnose application issues        
  • Take ownership and maintain accountability over work
  • Read/Follow/Maintain documentation


  • 4 years’ systems IT experience or related field
  • Professional work experience writing in Bash, Python, Perl
  • Administer Linux Servers (Ubuntu/Centos) and Amazon AWS Services
  • Understand AWS best practices in depth and how to apply them
  • Experienced with Linux package systems (rpm/deb)                                       
  • Experience with backup / restore processes                          
  • Experience with RAID and Linux disk subsystems                             
  • Experience with basic network services and protocols: DNS, DHCP, SSH/SFTP, FTP, TCP, UDP
  • Experience with Apache and/or LAMP environment
  • Experience with host-based firewalls (IPTables) and Appliances (Cisco, Watchguard, IPTables)
  • Good knowledge of revision control systems (Subversion, Git)

Bonus Points

  • BA/BS in computer science, information technology or equivalent work experience is a plus!
  • Experience managing complex AWS environments
  • Configuration Management (Ansible, Terraform)
  • Managing LAMP Infrastructures


Engine Media Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 401(k) employer contributions
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Entertainment and travel discounts
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Collaborative environment
  • Shiny new Macbook Air or Pro
  • Surround yourself with some of the smartest people in the industry