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Title:  Linux Administrator


Zilina, SK, 010 01

About Descartes: 

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 147,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at


Job description, responsibilities and duties

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a dynamic, growing organization? We are looking for an individual to join our team and be a part of the excitement and growth at The Descartes Systems Group Inc.! We are currently seeking a Linux Systems Engineer in Slovakia to join our Global Linux Team. This team consists of several System Administrators and System Engineer located in the North America and EMEA regions.


Your responsibilities are situated in the following domains:

• Maintain, document and support our Linux based production servers and services running in a 24/7 environment

• Solving incidents

• Apply changes and updates following our change processes

• Automate tasks and processes like server deployments, patching 

• Work closely with Operations, Engineering, Development and other departments;

• Migrate on premise environments to the cloud 

• Report to the Global Linux Manager.

• Participate in the on call team.


Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

from 1.300 EUR brutto/month according the relevant working experience, skills and language level


Employee perks, benefits

We offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective.


Other benefits

• 7.5h working time

• English language courses

• Working in international team

• Referral bonus

• Family oriented benefits (Wedding and New Baby bonus and days off)

• Personal and Working anniversary bonus

• Sickdays

• Company events (teambuilding, Christmas Party, Family BBQ,...)


Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination

University education (Bachelor's degree)

University education (Master's degree)


Educational Specialization



Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)


Other knowledge

UNIX/Linux - basic

UNIX/Linux administration - advanced


Personality requirements and skills

• Customer service-oriented attitude and solution driven

• Deeper knowledge of administrating Linux server and software 

• Linux certifications such as RHCSA and/or RHCSE

• Excellent and proven verbal and written communication both in your local language and English

• Ability to effectively handle multiple concurrent projects and/or tasks

• Must be able to work in a team setting

• Pro-active attitude on task and processes

• Must be able to participate in rotating on-call shifts


Working experiences considered as an asset:

• Setting up and maintaining modern Linux services, (Ubuntu, CentOS)

• Setting up and maintaining MySQL databases

• Setting up and maintaining Linux clustering technologies (Corosync)

• Hands-on experience with standard Linux services such as TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, SMTP, NTP

• Hands-on experience with setting up and maintaining SMTP Postfix, Pro FTP and LDAP connections 

• Good understanding about security functions (proxy, firewall, encryption and certificates)

• Knowledge of Puppet, Ansible and or spacewalk, 

• experience with working in cloud environments such as Azure, AWS or Google

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