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System Administration


2015-01-24 21:46


KickBack is looking for a technical leader with proficiencies in network administration and Linux server administration.

An ideal candidate for this position loves the OSI model and knows how to manage Linux servers.


  • Manage our Debian and RHEL Linux servers.
  • Manage our core switching and routing infrastructure.
  • Maintain and optimize backup systems.
  • Test and verify backup systems and Disaster Recovery implementations.
  • Implement and maintain a monitoring platform to analyze traffic patterns, systems availability and key business metrics.
  • Promote systems and network security.
  • Develop custom tools and automate processes.
  • Document system design and procedures.
  • 24x7 on call rotation for production server support.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in Linux server administration.
  • Skilled with Linux/Unix standard services (Apache, MySQL, Postfix)
  • Solid understanding of fundamental protocols and technologies like TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, and DNS.
  • Advanced knowledge of network technologies, management of Cisco network equipment and routing protocols.
  • Strong scripting skills in one or more common scripting language available on Linux (PHP, Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills

Beneficial Skills and Experience

  • Ubuntu and Debian experience.
  • Experience with cloud services like AWS.
  • Experience with Virtualization.
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef, CFEngine), monitoring (Nagios), trending (Ganglia), network design, and backups.
  • Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, and disaster recovery.

About KickBack

KickBack Rewards Systems is on a mission to make good customers better. KickBack operates America's largest coalition loyalty program called “KickBack Points.” With our software solution and loyalty platform that integrates directly into a merchants point-of-sale system a customer can earn points, valuable rewards and then spend their KickBack points like cash at convenience stores, grocers and major drug chains across the country. If you are looking for a mature and profitable organization that maintains an innovative atmosphere with a stable management team who likes to work hard and work smart we are likely a good fit.

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