Linux Systems Administrator 3 at Garmin (Kansas City, MO)

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We are seeking a full-time Linux Systems Administrator 3 for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for performing and planning management and administration of technology in area of specialty while working with team members to ensure technology is effectively supporting enterprise systems.

Essential Functions

  • Designs and develops complex, integrated solutions to meet business requirements or enhance performance of Garmin's Linux server computing systems
  • Performs and evaluates cost analyses and vendor comparisons from small through large scale projects to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations
  • Measures feasibility of various approaches and makes recommendations
  • Continuously develops technical subject matter expertise on established and emerging server, storage, load balancer, and open source systems and other server technologies
  • Communicates effectively regarding system operations and environment changes
  • Adheres to SOX, PCI, and other regulatory requirements as dictated
  • Understands and avoids capacity, redundancy, and health constraints of server, storage, load balancer, and other open source systems
  • Ensures all security requirements are met or exceeded and designs and implements effective monitoring of enterprise systems
  • Provides technical input to solution development plans and concept documents and foresees risks and communicates and mitigates those before problems arise
  • Performs and plans major version upgrades and tunes systems using experience and deep knowledge of area
  • Plans and manages technical projects involving other teams and communicates technology effectively to non-technical associates and management
  • Recognizes and understands technology impacts within the business
  • Contributes to technical research on new technologies, processes or procedures and documents technical designs and procedures for team library
  • Provides 24x7 on-call support


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Business or related field AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Ability to author and implement basic scripting and coding to automate technical needs such as to move files, backup, create configuration, or other tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement new technologies effectively and demonstrated quality and effectiveness in work documentation and organization
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.
More Information on Garmin
Garmin operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Olathe, KS, Chandler, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Brea, CA, Boulder, CO, Yarmouth, ME, Chanhassen, MN, Cary, NC and Salem, OR. Garmin was founded in 1989. It has 7213 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 226 open jobs at Garmin, click here.
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