Associate Systems Engineer (Linux/Cloud)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Want to launch a couple hundred 32-core Linux servers in 10 minutes?

RightBrain Networks--a cloud computing consulting and software engineering firm--is seeking an Linux Support Engineer (Associate level) based out of our Ann Arbor, Michigan office.  This role supports both our own internal development team and our clients' servers.  You'll gain real, hands-on experience working with some the most in-demand technologies: "Big Data", natural language processing, cloud computing, DevOps, and more.

Our technical team specializes in building, consulting on, and managing complex Internet-based applications.  You'll find our code in military, commercial aviation, and financial market applications currently used by tens of thousands of people each day.  Our clients are located all over the world and rely on us to keep their critical cloud infrastructure online 24x7.  


  • A minimum of two years of IT support experience in a customer-facing role.
  • Excellent understanding of general Linux system administration, preferably RHEL. Among other things, we are looking for someone who is able to:
    • Create an RPM from a source tarball
    • Troubleshoot an outgoing SMTP connection problem
    • Configure Apache and/or Nginx to rewrite URLs.
    • Replace a failed drive in a RAID array and rebuild the array
  • Solid grasp of how the Internet works at a technical level: DNS, routing, security, etc.
  • An understanding of virtualization and cloud computing (at least conceptually)
  • Must be available for occasional afterhours, on-call support.
  • Must be local to SE Michigan


  • Experience administering Windows-based systems (specifically IIS and/or SQL Server)
  • Knowledge of Python
  • Software or web development experience
  • Relevant certifications: CCNA, Network+, RHCE/Linux+, MCSA/MCSE

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits including: vacation and holiday pay, Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical, and dental/vision coverage, and 401k with company match. We also have a nice corporate discount program that includes stuff such as monthly cell service (15% off AT&T, 10% off TMobile, 8% off Verizon), movie tickets, pro sporting events, gym memberships, etc.

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