Velocity Staff

UNIX Systems Administrator I

US-MO-Kansas City
1 week ago
# Positions


Velocity Staff is working with our client in Kansas City, MO to find for a 12+ month contract to hire opportunity, a Unix/Linux Systems Administrator I to join their team. 




With direct supervision, this position assists with daily operations support and maintenance for UNIX operating systems and servers, assists with installation and configuration of UNIX servers and provides support for UNIX systems-related problems.


  • Assists with the installation, upgrade and configuration of infrastructure servers.
  • Assists in applying fixes and work-arounds. Identifies known/suspected faults, limitations and/or problems in system hardware and software and works to resolve.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of infrastructure applications and system configuration documentation.
  • Provides technical support and guidance.
  • Resolves issues using good judgment, attention to detail and in a timely manner. Escalates problems when necessary and learns from their successful resolution for future issues.
  • Assists in backup and recovery processes.
  • Follows policies and procedures to ensure corporate data security.



  • Linux O/S Installation
  • Ability to methodically determine the cause aof an issue and the resolution
  • Create and update documentation that describes the various systems the team supports.

Typically has one of the following:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field.
  • 2 years UNIX systems administration experience.


  • Familiar with standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to system administration. 
  • Acquainted with application systems/business functions. 
  • Communicates effectively with other technical staff. 
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with members of the technical team. 
  • Establishes cooperative relationships with end-users. 
  • Manages time effectively while assuring attention to details. 
  • Finishes tasks accurately, completely and on time.



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