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Rock Family of Companies Linux Systems Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or another advanced degree in computer science or a similar field

  • 5 years of experience performing server-systems design, implementation and administration, preferably with Linux

  • 5 years of experience analyzing system failures, preferably with Linux

  • 5 years of experience working with server class hardware, preferably with Linux

  • Linux, Solaris or AIX certification

  • Knowledge of operating systems, including Red Hat, Linux, Solaris and AIX

  • Experience taking projects from initial concept to implementation

  • Experience with web-based applications, including Apache, Nginx, Memcached and Redis

  • Advanced scripting experience with Bash, PHP and Python

  • Expert knowledge of SANs, clustering, backup and other enterprise applications

  • Strong communication skills

Job Summary

The Linux Systems Engineer plays a leading role in system design, implementation and administration. This individual applies his or her communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify and resolve issues that maximize the benefits of IT investments. The Linux Systems Engineer is also considered the subject matter expert for the systems they use.


  • Identify and resolve complex performance issues

  • Utilize enterprise tools such as Puppet and Nagios to manage, monitor and secure enterprise data center environments

  • Maintain responsibility for the engineering, design and administration of Linux and other UNIX operating systems

  • Create automation solutions and collaborate with developers and clients

  • Monitor all networked software and associated operating systems

  • Ensure the stability, integrity and efficient operation of information systems

  • Mentor other team members

  • Participate in an on-call rotation

Who We Are

Rock Central is a Detroit-based professional services company obsessed with delivering innovative, effective solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients. From legal and finance to technology and public relations, our expertise spans from executive consulting all the way to tactical implementation. We thrive at the intersection of people, process and technology and empower our partners to unleash the maximum potential of their business through unmatched partnership and the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup. From the smallest venture to the largest enterprises, we believe having an impact is never a question – it’s part of our DNA.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.