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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Sr Linux/Unix Systems Engineer in Keene, New Hampshire

Company Overview

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

We have a need for a resource with experience in Linux on the team. With integration and acquisition of other businesses this will also become more important.


  • Create, automate, provision and deploy Linux/UNIX based operating systems / applications rapidly and at a very large scale on both physical and virtual platforms

  • Ensure system stability, scalability, security and performance

  • Daily administration tasks around Linux/Unix OS, LVM administration, Patch management, User and security administration, Cron job management, Shell Scripting, Printer management and Performance monitoring/tuning

  • Operate, monitor and maintain Linux/Unix infrastructure to include provisioning, incident troubleshooting w/resolution, and availability

  • Maintain systems by applying operating system updates, firmware packages, and security patches

  • Provide Unix/Linux systems administration, which includes user administration, application support, preventative maintenance, backup, and recovery, and system automation through scripting as required

  • Provide project management and system architecture expertise as needed

  • Become familiar with C&S standard operating procedures, and ensure that they are followed

  • Work with other IT teams - providing troubleshooting and architecture support, maintain excellent communication between internal IT groups and external vendors and resources

  • Create and maintain accurate documentation for storage and server hardware environment, procedures, topologies, and configurations

  • Maintain storage and server system components in compliance with supporting vendor requirements

  • Create and maintain technical documentation surrounding infrastructure environment

  • Manage systems to reduce incidents, decrease complexity, improve end-user experience and increase stability of supported systems and processes

  • Daily administration of a Large Enterprise Storage Environment consisting of local and remote Storage Area Network (SAN), Network-Attached Storage (NAS), and storage virtualization systems.

  • Operate, monitor and maintain storage infrastructure – to include storage provisioning, incident troubleshooting and resolution, monitor use and availability of storage resources.

  • Perform tasks as directed by management

  • Maintain current knowledge of technology trends

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere

  • Guide and mentor junior team members

  • Participate in shared weekly on-call rotation as needed

  • Act as a 24x7 escalation point for internal team members


  • Technical Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of experience with Linux administration in large enterprise environments

  • 5+ years of experience in Unix/Linux (AIX/RHEL) systems administration

  • 5+ years Installing, Configuring and Troubleshooting RedHat Linux 5.x/6.x/7.x

  • Experience in deploying various flavors of Linux in VMware environment

  • Experience with shell scripting

  • Familiar with major cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, …)

  • Familiar with VMWare vSphere, vCenter administration

  • Experience with various storage and server technologies

  • Must be available to work in a shared weekly off hours on-call rotation

  • Experience working with vendors to replace failed hardware

  • Good understanding of networking ­­­­­concepts

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent team collaboration and interpersonal skills

  • Organized, detail oriented, self-starter

  • Professional and courteous attitude with strong customer service skills

  • Able to devise technical solutions to remediate problems

  • Able to contribute to system design/decisions

  • Able to contribute to the technical direction of projects

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and acquire new skills on the job

  • Experience with IBM, EMC, and NetApp and other Enterprise Storage systems is a plus

  • Experience With IBM SVC and Storwize systems will be a plus

  • Experience with Cisco MDS, Brocade or other SAN fabric devices is a plus

  • Experience with IBM Metro/Global Mirror data replication is a plus

  • Limited travel may be required

Requisition ID 13540

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category IS/Technology