Linux Systems Administrator (Networking, Virtualization, Scripting, Storage, Backup, VoIP)

Bachelor's degree; 5+ yrs of Linux Admin/Engg exp, Virtualization, Storage, Scripting, Email Systems, Networking, Backup, VoIP, Monitoring
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description

NHK International

Linux Systems Administrator

Location: Novi/MI

Reports to: IT Manager - Infrastructure

NHK, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers of springs and seating, is seeking a high performing Linux Systems Administrator to join our infrastructure group. The infrastructure group handles the company’s global network, servers (Linux and Windows), security, virtualization, and more.

This role requires extensive familiarity with Linux systems and servers and may involve a high level of risk assessment and user support. You will be responsible to install and set up Linux systems and servers, often for organization-wide deployment. Able to develop servers and work with individual users to ensure that the system works reliably and quickly and answer questions related to setup and installation. Additionally you will have to set up the architecture of the system, including back-end databases and scripts for specific applications and use cases.

This role involves server-side operations and troubleshooting tasks that support business-critical and development activities. This professional also configure user access and monitor system stability and security through deployment and everyday use.

You will be afforded the opportunity to dive into open source technologies and match them with company business processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, Implement, and Maintain the core infrastructure of NHK’s information system
  • Perform routine system maintenance and resolve server-side issues as they arise
  • Install and set up Linux systems and servers, often for organization-wide deployment
  • Write scripts to automate processes
  • Ensure systems meet security requirements and policies
  • Active monitoring of the overall IT system to ensure availability and high performance of delivered IT services.
  • Maintain and improvement of backup systems
  • Design, implement, and maintain new systems to meet company needs
  • Provide technical support for complex hardware and software issues that may arise.
  • Research the latest technologies and best practices; recommend technology solutions that meet NHK’s business requirements.
  • Maintain and improve communications systems (Email, VOIP, IM, etc)
  • Develop and maintain system documentation

Demonstrated Abilities:

  • Server administration – Strong background in Linux or UNIX server setup, deployment, and maintenance
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong administration skills with the ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to emergency situations effectively
  • Passion to learn new technologies with a focus on Open Source Projects
  • High level of technical knowledge


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Information technology, computer science, or business
  • 5+ years Linux administration/engineering using RHEL, CentOS, or Fedora
  • 5+ years virtualization (RHEV, oVirt, VMWare, KVM)
  • 5+ years storage technologies (SAMBA, NFS, iSCSI, LVM)
  • 2+ years scripting (BASH, Python, PHP)
  • 3+ years email systems (Zimbra, Exchange, or similar)
  • 4+ years Networking (Routing, VLANs, security, Firewall, VPN, Wireless)
  • 2+ years backup experience
  • 3+ years VOIP experience
  • 2+ years monitoring experience
  • Must be able to travel up to 25%

Preferred :

  • Linux certifications
  • CCNA

NHK International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

About NHK International

NHK International Corporation is the North American Headquarters of NHK Spring Co. Ltd. It was founded in 1976 in Detroit, Michigan. This location has expanded over the years into a design and testing facility to support global manufacturing.

NHK is regarded as one of the world’s leading spring and seating manufacturers. NHK meets a variety of market needs and continues to look for opportunities amid today’s drastically changing world. We are expanding globally, continually developing new business areas and exploring leading-edge technologies.

The NHK goal is to be a creative and challenge-driven company that offers new concepts to our customers, as we challenge the world of possibility.



Dice Id : 91094890
Position Id : 6946424
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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