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Linux System Administrator

Corvid Technologies LLC Published: June 10, 2021
153 Langtree Campus Drive, Mooresville, NC
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So you think you know Linux? 

Corvid Technologies runs a supercomputer with an environment built on both hardware and free, opensource virtualization and containerization, turning over up to 50TB of new data on a daily basis, to solve engineering problems other companies fail to solve. Our numerical solvers are developed in-house by our engineers and developers, providing customers with customized solutions to a variety of difficult problems. We are seeking both a senior and midlevel Linux specialist of the same caliber to join our technical team and support our command line only infrastructure. Our ideal candidate can work without depending on google, external customer support, paid support subscriptions, 3rd party paid apps, or needing GUI interface and Windows servers to manage systems.

What you’ll do:

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot RHEL 7/8 operating system issues on air gapped networks 
  • Frequent use and understanding of man pages
  • Debug hardware and software problems on our Linux infrastructure 
  • Write custom scripts to automate system tasks and troubleshoot server or network issues 
  • Improve skillset and gain new knowledge 

Who we want:

  • An individual with strong attention to detail and consistent work (all systems are configured the same, any changes are applied to all the systems at once)  
  • Ability to problem-solve with minimal guidance and supervision 
  • Strong understanding of EL 7/8 features, built-in commands, tools, and configuration files
  • Ability to thrive in a high-paced environment (Corvid has zero downtime and an external customer downtime limit of 8hrs per customer contract)  
  • Strong scripting background in languages such as python or bash
  • Excellent research skills with a strong focus on testing implementations before executing in production  


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, physics, etc.)  
  • Proficiency test demonstrating command line capabilities without internet resources, external guidance, and limited peripherals  
  • *U.S. Citizen*  
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
  • Excellent sense of humor 


  • Experience with scientific and/or engineering code development  
  • Configuration management and automation (e.g. Ansible, Salt, Puppet, CFEngine, Chef)  
  • Broad understanding of network technologies and security  
  • Experience with Git version control  
  • Experience with RHEL derivatives like CentOS, specifically EL 7 and 8.  
  • Active security clearance  

Our benefits:

At Corvid, we value our team and offer our employees a broad range of benefits. Our benefits include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance
  • 401k match up to 5.5% 
  • Three weeks PTO
  • Paid gym membership  
  • Recreational area and lounge stocked with snacks and coffee  
  • Frisbee golf tournaments, and quarterly barbeques
  • Bonfire and grill areas available for 24/7 use with kayaks and paddle boards to surf the lake at our headquarter location  
  • Company kitchen, balconies (hammocks are available), and onsite showers

Job Type: Full-time

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