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Senior Systems Administrator- Linux Focused (Cleveland, Columbus, St. Louis)

Sep 10, 2020, Full time

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Senior Systems Administrator- Linux Focused (Cleveland, Columbus, St. Louis)


Who We Are

We’re Dealer Tire, a family-owned, international distributor of tires and parts established in 1918 in Cleveland, OH. We’re laser focused on helping the world’s largest and most trusted auto manufacturers grow their tire business—in fact, we’ve sold more than 60 million tires to date. We’re a thriving company, and we’re looking for driven individuals to join our team. That’s where you come in!

Position Title:              Senior Systems Administrator                                                 

Reporting to:               Sr. System Administrator Team Lead

As a Senior Systems Administrator, your essential job functions will include the following:

  • Configure and maintain Linux servers and processes, system health monitoring, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security
  • Troubleshoot complex Linux server issues Independently. Utilize all available resources to ensure timely resolution of server issues. Include contacting internal and external resources.
  • Administration of Active Directory/Azure, users, groups and roles for system access. (DNS, ADUC, DHCP, DFS Management and others)
  • Engineer and administer VMWare technologies. Relating to storage, networking, security, monitoring. Checking the health of all Hosts and remediate any issues found.
  • Administration of storage devices using industry/vendor best practices and established Dealer Tire standards and guidelines.
  • Accountable for maintaining vendor updates and patches on a maintenance schedule. (firmware, OS, software)
  • Plan and coordinate the activities required to support projects for network, server, hardware, and software.
  • Adheres to all IT policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Assist with administration of M365. Assist teams with technical matters and administration with an understanding of Security and Compliance
  • Collaborates on the design, specification, and deployment of reliable and cost-effective IT solutions that facilitate both current and future business requirements.
  • Develop and coordinate project direction and scheduling to maximize efficiencies and minimize impacts to internal/external customers.
  • Be able to effectively communicate with both end users and management
  • Engineering current and future business and IT systems, roadmaps, and strategic directions.
  • Research and prepare cost benefit analysis regarding IT projects and products where applicable.
  • Develop automation using scripting tools. (PowerShell, Ansible and other)
  • Provide documentation and training for all teams. (SOP’s, project plans, audit results)
  • Assists in determining hardware, software and configuration adhering to Dealer Tire standards.
  • Responsible for recording time, activities and scheduling tasks.
  • Periodic 24x7 on call responsibility.
  • After hours activities may be required to complete project deliverables.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent number of years in a similar capacity.
  • Experience and support of local and wide area networks
  • At least five years working with Linux operating systems and applications, including Red Hat 6, 7, and 8.
  • Solid understanding of the application that use LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, and other network topologies and technology infrastructures.
  • Ability to work with challenging deadlines, fast pace, ever changing environment.
  • Proven expertise through experience and/or certifications with most of the following systems desirable: InfiniBox, VMWare, Citrix, SCCM, Satellite, PowerShell, Ansible

Competencies Required

  • Results Orientation
  • Agility
  • Initiative
  • Influence
  • Customer Focus
  • Learn Quickly
  • Recognize Implications
  • Apply Knowledge

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to add/remove rack mounted servers including peripheral equipment.
  • Working in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • Lifting and moving computer devices up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel as necessary, < 20%.

Drug Policy

  • Dealer Tire is a drug-free environment.  All applicants being considered for employment must pass a pre-employment drug screening before beginning work.

Why Dealer Tire: An amazing opportunity to join a growing organization, built on the efforts of hard working, innovative, and team-oriented people. We offer a competitive salary + bonus, and a comprehensive benefit package including: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of employee contribution). 

EOE Statement Dealer: Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*), or any other legally protected status, with respect to employment opportunities. 

*ADA Disclosure: Any candidate who feels that they may need an accommodation to complete this application, or any portions of same, based on the impact of a disability should contact Dealer Tire’s Human Resources Department to discuss your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us at or via phone at 833-483-8232.

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