System Engineer, UNIX

21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC

Denver, CO


The role of a Unix System Engineer/Administrator is to manage and maintain the Windows-based infrastructure within an organization. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting the Windows server environment, ensuring its reliability, security, and performance. This position requires expertise in Windows server administration, active directory management, system monitoring, troubleshooting, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.

What you will do:

  • Windows Server Administration:

    • Install, configure, and maintain Unix server operating systems (such as CentOS (6, 7, 8/Stream), Oracle Linux 8, Solaris 11.x) in a production environment

    • Monitor system performance, resource utilization, and security parameters to ensure optimal server operation

    • Perform regular system maintenance activities, such as patching and updates

    • Implement and enforce security policies, access controls, and system hardening measures

  • System Monitoring and Troubleshooting:

    • Monitor server logs, events and performance metrics to proactively identify and resolve system issues

    • Investigate and troubleshoot server-related incidents, such as system crashes, performance bottlenecks, and service disruptions

    • Diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and network-related problems in the Unix server environment

    • Coordinate with other IT teams, vendors, and service providers to resolve escalated technical issues

  • Backup and Disaster Recovery:

    • Implement and manage backup and recovery solutions to ensure data integrity and business continuity

    • Perform regular backups and validate data restoration processes to minimize downtime and data loss risks

    • Develop and update disaster recovery plans and procedures, including testing and documentation

  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing:

    • Maintain accurate documentation of system configurations, standard operating procedures, and troubleshooting guides

    • Share knowledge and best practices with the team and contribute to the organization's knowledge base

    • Stay up-to-date with the latest Windows server technologies, trends, and industry best practices

  • Work Environment:

    • This role is 100% remote. Proximity to one of our existing locations is preferred, but not required

    • This role uses Google Workspace collaborative software and standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and telephones

    • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays and provide after hours support when needed

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent experience)

  • Proven experience as a Unix/Linux System Engineer, Linux Administrator, or similar role

  • Strong knowledge of Linux server operating systems (Redhat (6,7,8), CentOS (6, 7, Stream), Oracle Linux 8), Solaris (10, 11.x) and associated technologies

  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies (VMware, Hyper-V), Cloud management (AWS, Google, OCI and/or Azure) and server hardware

  • Experience with system monitoring and performance tuning tools (such as top, vmstat, tcpdump, netstat, Zabbix, Nagios, etc.)

  • Solid understanding of networking concepts, protocols, and services (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, etc.)

  • Proficiency in shell scripting and automation tools (Ansible, puppet, etc.) for automation and task scripting

  • Knowledge of backup and recovery solutions (Metallic, Commvault, Netbackup, etc.) and disaster recovery principles

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a proactive approach to system monitoring and issue resolution

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and end-users

Who we are:

At MediaNews Group, our employees are our greatest asset. MediaNews Group (MNG) was established in 1985 and has over 4,000 employees nationwide including subsidiaries and other corporate affiliates. There are more than 100 different brands within our portfolio. In addition to our print products, we are a client-centric digital organization that brings scale, precision, and sophistication to digital marketing. Leveraging the belief that people matter as much as technology, our suite of products, including Adtaxi, helps advertisers solve complex marketing challenges with custom, performance-driven solutions. Readers turn to us for all the news and information that matters to them nationwide. Adtaxi is an exclusive program with the ability to reach 196M or 95% of the U.S. wired population that was established in 2010. Learn more at

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The annual salary range is $100,000-$115,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, and a 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).