Linux Systems Administrator

Pontiac, MI or Virtual

Job Description

Looking for a great opportunity with a growing, locally owned company? Cynerge Consulting is seeking a Container Engineer! We are looking for someone that embraces our dynamic nature and wants to take their career to the next level. We strive to provide an opportunity for you to do your best work in an environment where collaboration, teamwork, growth, and creativity are rewarded.

For more than 15 years, Cynerge Consulting has helped clients in the private and federal sectors by designing and developing digital products and business solutions to improve their operations and services. From application development services to IT asset management, cloud computing, and DevOps-oriented transformation, we help improve the speed and quality of delivering enterprise software so organizations can better respond and compete in a rapidly digitizing economy.

Our team works hard and is passionate about what we do. We have a kick-ass crew and a historic office, complete with our own coffee shop and wine cellar. Cynerge is currently seeking an Container Engineer to help make our team more effective. Our ideal candidate will work on building, scaling, and monitoring various highly complex applications of ours, and making our container orchestration cluster highly available.


  • Develop, test, and deploy software code that will configure and manage our client’s hosting environments
  • Install and configure enterprise software packages with a focus on automation
  • Conduct engineering efforts that support and maintain enterprise system functions, including providing the necessary advice, assistance, planning and technical expertise to ensure integration, interoperability, and standards compliance
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
  • Ensure security through access controls, backups, and firewalls
  • Upgrade systems with new releases and models
  • Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
  • Build an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies
  • Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl or other language
  • Develop, test, and deploy configuration as code that will configure and manage our client’s hosting environments
  • Support deployment orchestration for business applications and services
  • Help our operations team triage bugs and troubleshoot production issues
  • Participate in team code reviews and design reviews


  • Required – 5+ years’ work experience in systems administrator role
  • Required – 5+ years’ work experience with Linux in an enterprise environment
  • Ideal – 1+ years of experience with configuration management tools (preferably Puppet, but others would be acceptable)
  • Understanding of infrastructure as code concepts
  • Exposure to one or more programming languages (JavaScript, Java, .NET, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Understanding of network architecture
  • Experience with the usage of GitHub (or Git version control systems)
  • Experience working in an agile development environment is a plus
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure is a plus
  • Self-starter with an ability to take a task, analyze what needs to be done, and deliver results in a timely manner (we don’t do “analysis paralysis”)
  • Detail oriented, team player with an ability to work with minimal direction
  • Excellent communication skills in a customer-facing work environment
  • Preferred – Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Preferred – HUBZone residency (certified at
  • Required – US Citizen or “green card” holder

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Pontiac, MI or Virtual


Occasional weekend work and travel may be required

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Competitive Salary

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package based on market rates and relevant professional or industry experience. 

Comprehensive Benefits

Enjoy a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and basic life insurance.

Retirement Match

Cynerge offers a simple IRA with a company match of up to 3% for retirement plans. Work with an appointed account manager to shape your retirement strategies.

Unlimited Vacation

Forget managing balances of vacation and sick time. Enjoy unlimited paid time off if you’re respectful and meeting your commitments.

Professional Development

We encourage professional development as part of our review process and reimburse for certifications and other training opportunities.

Work From Anywhere

Work from our historic office with its own attached café and bar/restaurant and wine cellar, or virtually from the comfort of your own home.