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Linux Administrator

Location: Providence, RI

Department: Technical Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


The Linux Administrator position is a contributing member of the RSi Technical Operations team. This team strives to provide a consistent level of world-class, utility grade support for its internal and external customers, to ultimately deliver a positive customer experience. Being a member of this team, you will need a passion for excellence, be dedicated to exceeding expectations and a willingness to take ownership of your role. You will be expected to be a strong contributor in a collaborative and spirited group where your opinion is welcomed, expected and matters. This position demands innovative thinking, a proactive outlook and a strong desire to think outside the box.



  • Perform System Administration tasks in multiple Linux/Red Hat environments. This includes building both physical & virtual servers, troubleshooting and tuning for performance along with exercising best practices in a Sys Admin role.
  • Apply IT industry best practices  to enhance internal processes and support 
  • Provide a high level of technical expertise, support and best practices as they pertain to duties.
  • Working with business groups to develop and deliver new solutions for critical business applications.
  • Adhere and contribute to improved support processes and solutions.
  • Contribute to departmental & organizational goals.
  • Focus on, contribute to and develop standard processes and technologies.
  • Deploy new systems using Red Hat Satellite and kickstart scripts.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple teams to improve and enhance IT core competencies and infrastructure technologies. This includes deploying new customers and creating solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Keep current with emerging technologies and recognize the potential value they bring to RSi. 


  • 3+ years of Sys Admin expertise in supporting mission critical systems in a Windows / Linux production environment
  • 1-2+ years’ experience and working knowledge of Virtual Machines and/or cloud (VMWare ESX, AWS, Azure, etc.).
  • Very strong, hands-on, working knowledge of Red Hat/CentOS and configurations. Experience with Windows is a plus.
  • Must possess exceptional organizational, written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a consistently contributing member of the team.
  • Expert knowledge at a Systems Administrator’s level, specifically of Windows / Linux server infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies at being able to apply advanced troubleshooting techniques and methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of IT environments, technologies, system infrastructure and platforms is required.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Must be available for rotating 7x24 on call support.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • High energy, confidence in abilities and pride in ownership are key qualities.
  • Ability to focus in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
  • MS or RedHat Certification or is a plus.
  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite or Spacewalk is a plus.
  • Familiarity of user access control software such as Centrify or Powerbroker and LDAP integration.
  • Understanding of scripting with SaltStack or similar automation tools such as Chef or Puppet.
  • Knowledge of Linux appliances.
  • Ability to rack and lift equipment of approximately ~50lbs. 
  • Basic knowledge of Linux systems administration (CentOS/Red Hat a plus)
  • The ability to write basic scripts (Bash, Ruby, and/or Python)
  • Familiarity with database administration/support (MySQL, SQL, Oracle, Vertica)
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Adaptable and love working in a fast-paced environment
  • Motivated, quick learner with excellent problem solving skills
  • Enthusiasm and passion with readiness to join a small rapidly growing company


Retail Solutions, Inc. ("RSi") develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of award-winning software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that turn Retailer “downstream data”, such as point-of-sale (POS), supply chain, merchandiser feedback and category data, into actionable visibility into the store and onto the shelf for their suppliers.

RSi, the largest and fastest-growing company in the Retail Execution Management field, has more experience with processing customer-specific retailer data than any other company. Retailers and consumer product goods (CPG) companies trust Retail Solutions to grow sales, reduce out-of-stocks, improve promotion execution and effectiveness, maximize retail operation productivity and foster collaborative relationships in the retail industry to improve product availability for the end-consumer.

RSi serves more than 500 CPG Companies, including 23 of the top 25 global consumer goods companies, and processes data from more than 175 leading retailers in the Americas and Europe.

Retail Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and has offices in Providence, RI, Bentonville, AR, Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL, Brentford, UK, Paris, France, Munich Germany and Shanghai, China.


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