Linux Systems Engineer

Req ID:  34873
Travel:  Less than 10%

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 7 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered



Your role in helping us shape the future:

Support an industry leading Engineering team with your skills in Linux System Engineering.  You will take system specifications from paper to a fully functional Linux system with the ability to do what the system was designed to do.  Then, continue to support that system through its whole life cycle.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • You are a self-starter, able to work with a team, and agile in your day-to-day priorities. 
  • You will demonstrate your ability to design, install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair both server hardware and Linux operating systems in a remote location.


Can you drive these processes?

Your responsibilities will include server hardware and Linux technical support.  You will create and complete procedures; create and perform scripts; provide troubleshooting support for architecture, infrastructure and network engineering teams on the servers you are responsible for.  You will use troubleshooting procedures and technical information to identify severity of incidents and carry out accordingly the resolution process; research issues that do not have a recognized solution and prepare a resolution process; maintain local documentation, which gets updated on all features of servers.


You should definitely have:

  • The engineer should have 7+ years' experience with Linux systems administration in an industry that requires 24x7 support.
  • The engineer must have 5+ years' experience with virtual hosting systems such as KVM and Nutanix; be able to write scripts in bash, python and perl and knowledge of SNMP, SMTP.
  • The engineer must understand how switches, routers, and firewalls work.  This person must know about access and trunk ports; what a vlan is, how to configure a vlan on Linux, OVS or Nutanix and be able to breakdown IP networks into subnets.  The engineer will not be responsible for the network equipment but must be able to communicate effectively with a network engineer support personal.


It would be nice if you had:

  • Knowledge with automated Linux configuration systems such as Kickstart, Ansible or Puppet.
  • Knowledge of how to configure MySQL and PostgreSQL and be able to setup replication, are a plus.


Other Job Info:

  • Will be part of a 24x7 support rotation.
  • Must be able to travel.  Travel will only be about 10% of your time.


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

•           We emphasize personal and professional growth

•           Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

•           Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


About Us:

Gogo Commercial Aviation, an Intelsat company is the inflight internet company, recently acquired by Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite network operator. Our offerings bring worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services that make internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy, Metra and L-friendly environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.


Other Job Info:

  • Will be part of a 24x7 support rotation.
  • Must be able to travel.  Travel will only be about 10% of your time.


  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.
  • Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Chicago