• System Administrator II

    Location US-CO-Englewood
    Job ID
    Software Engineering
  • Summary

    Dish Technologies, a Dish Company, provides its customers with secure end-to-end video technology solutions. Over the last three decades, Dish Technologies’ award-winning innovations have changed the way the world watches TV. From advanced DVR technology to progressive user interface design we provide advanced online video delivery and satellite video delivery for Dish TV through our network of uplink centers in the United States, with world-class 24/7 monitoring and iron-clad backup and disaster recovery systems.


    DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry.  Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves.  We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider.  We are doing it again with the launch of the first live, internet-delivered TV Service – Sling TV, that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

     Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

     We have a bold sense of pride, adventure, and desire to win – it’s in our DNA.  And we’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

    Opportunity is here.  We are DISH.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Dish Technologies, in Englewood, CO, is seeking a System Administrator II – SW Engineering, who will be responsible for implementing and maintaining Engineering Linux systems.

    DISH Technologies System Administrator II is a demanding job within a fast-paced company; as such, candidates must be able to reliably juggle assignments and work projects to completion. A dedicated team player with Linux administration is required. For a Linux Administrator, this position is an excellent opportunity to take your skills to the next level by supporting a complex Linux environment. An ideal candidate is intrinsically energized to accurately resolve IT issues and is rewarded by a job well done. This position will include the opportunity for growth in on call rotation.  Prior experience working within complex computational environments including, but not limited to: installation, configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, NetApp, Networking, documentation, administration of Linux based systems. Must work effectively within a team environment; candidates should truly enjoy solving IT issues independently and as a team.


    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

    • Participate in project planning and implementation as well as develop and maintain procedural documentation
    • Assist with automation and virtualization where applicable.
    • Develop and maintain scripts.
    • Proactively think about new solutions and process improvements.
    • Install new and rebuild existing systems. Hardware maintenance and repair.
    • Troubleshooting issues in test and development environments. Work incoming tickets and requests.
    • Ability to write and modify scripts (Perl, Shell, Python, XML)

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Linux IT Administrator will have the following: 

    • 5 years of in-depth relevant work experience in Linux administration.
    • At least 5 years of experience in Red Hat, CentOS, SuSE operating systems.
    • Must have 2 years working knowledge of NetApp with Network configurations
    • Must have working knowledge of Linux based systems and architectures, including Linux command line skills.
    • 2 years hands on experience in authentication methods like LDAP and active directory.
    • Real-time triage support as needed with a focus on project based timelines.
    • Demonstrated self-starter that works assigned projects to completion


    Preferred Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
    • At least 4 years of experience in writing scripts (bash, PERL, Python, etc).
    • Linux Desktop - Server support and configuration
    • 2 years’ experience using and configuring NetApp and FC SAN solutions.




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