Senior Systems Administrator--Linux

San Francisco, CA

Aechelon Technology, Inc. is a leading producer of 3D simulator content, including Geospecific visual/sensor databases and realistic 3D models. We seek people who share our passion for real-time computer graphics and commitment to our mission of helping make our Nation’s pilots safer. We will give you a chance to work with some of the most talented people in the graphics industry. 

Join the IT team at our San Francisco office in supporting our network of high-performance servers, storage systems, and workstations. As a Senior Systems Administrator you will interface directly with internal customers and departments, implementing hardware and software solutions, training end-users, writing documentation, and troubleshooting issues to resolution.

Candidates for this role should demonstrate intermediate to advanced knowledge in Linux Systems Administration (RedHat/CentOS preferred) as well as familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is also desirable:

    • Containerization (Docker, etc.)
    • Linux-Active Directory Integration
    • Software engineering support: defect tracking (JIRA, Bugzilla), revision control (Perforce), code review tools, etc.
    • Server hardware configuration/optimization
    • SAN and NAS storage: Fibre Channel, Stornext; Synology
    • IT automation; scripting (Bash, Perl, Python, VBScript, Powershell)
    • Software deployment; patch management; configuration management
    • Virtualization
    • Data center infrastructure (UPS, power, cooling)
    • Microsoft Windows Administration; Group Policy; Exchange Administration
    • Switches, routing, firewalls, VPN
    • Cybersecurity: intrusion detection & prevention , vulnerability scanning, anti-malware
    • Network/systems monitoring and analysis (MRTG, Nagios, Zabbix, Scrutinizer, Splunk, Wireshark, tcpdump, ntop, etc.)
    • Secure authentication; encryption; PKI; 2FA

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Linux & Windows systems and applications deployment, maintenance, upgrades
    • Networking/LAN Support including VPN and WiFi
    • Maintaining documentation for both end-user consumption and internal IT tracking
    • Taking on focused projects to enhance network, systems, and procedures
    • Ensuring systems security via patch/update management & security policies
    • Maintaining systems and procedures in conformity with US DoD requirements, ITAR, and ISO 9001 quality standards
    • Managing network shares and permissions
    • Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, and Outlook support
    • Troubleshooting servers (Linux & Windows), workstations, and network
    • User support and training


    • Reliable, punctual
    • Attention to detail; drives tasks to completion
    • Able to work independently with limited supervision
    • Flexible, able to manage priorities in an interrupt-driven atmosphere
    • Willing and able to participate in on-call rotation and occasional onsite, off-hours tasks
    • Professional and friendly demeanor 


    • US citizenship or permanent residency due to export control restrictions
    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field, or 3-5 years’ directly-related work experience
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Reside within 20 miles of San Francisco, CA

We offer a very attractive compensation package including competitive base salary, company performance-based profit sharing, 401k, 100% employer paid health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, std, ltd, and life insurance plans).
No relocation reimbursement provided.
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Aechelon Technology is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. If you are an applicant who is unable to fully utilize/access our application process because of a disability, Aechelon Technology will provide a reasonable accommodation. Please send an email to the address above to request that accommodation, and please be sure to include a detailed description of your requested accommodation, your name and preferred method of contact.