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Linux System Administrator

ChromeData is looking for a Linux System Administrator to join their growing Portland team!


Position Overview:

Working in an infrastructure support environment, this role participates in the ongoing deployment and support of a large data center.  As a multi flavor (Solaris, Redhat, Suse, CentOS) Unix/Linux subject matter expert, the position encompasses responsibilities for configuring, installing and testing the technology components of system solutions and includes the preparation of technical project documentation.  This role is one of a team of technical experts specializing in the delivery of services from a 24x7 data center operation and requires participation in the on-call rotation. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • On site & remote administration of day to day activities in a complex site alone or assists in the administration of a large site
  • Initiate new responsibilities and help plan for the future of the site/network
  • Manage junior system administrators/operators
  • Evaluate and/or recommend purchases
  • Assist Team Lead with purchase justifications/business cases
  • Participate in designing backup/disaster recovery solutions
  • Assist with performance management and system configuration tuning



  • Minimum 4+ years professional experience in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration: configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printer systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software
  • Solid understanding of a Unix-based operating system; understand paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, filesystem concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions)
  • Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS, NIS/NIS+, LDAP, automounter, DNS/BIND, license managers; can use nslookup or dig to check information in DNS and understand basic routing concepts
  • Knowledge of highly complex TCP/IP networks (networks that contain multiple routers, switches, hubs, Vlans and firewalls) 
  • Experience with host security (e.g. passwords, uids/gids, SIDs, file permissions, ACLs, filesystem integrity, use of security packages)


ChromeData is a consulting, technology services and business process outsource company dedicated to the automotive industry. Founded in 1990, it is our mission to provide software solutions that increase the effectiveness of the automotive sales chain. Clients benefit from the expertise we have gained from our singular focus on the automotive sector as well as 28 years of successful client engagements.


For more information about ChromeData, please visit our company website at

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be notified.  ChromeData is an equal opportunity employer.  We are compliant with AODA legislation; if you require accommodations during the recruitment & selection process, please specify.

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