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Linux System Administrator (m/f/d) 80-100%

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To support our constant growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic Linux System Administrator to join our IT & R&D team. In this role, you will ensure day-to-day administration of our core internal systems. You will join a fast-paced team driving in an international environment. The position of Linux System Administrator is a full-time and permanent position based in our city center office in Basel, Switzerland.

As Linux System Administrator you will:

  • Plan, install and maintain Linux servers in accordance with operational and project requirements
  • Monitor, control and optimize servers
  • Standardize, automate and establish best practices for Linux installation and management
  • Maintain and improve the existing backup system
  • Analyze outages and defective states and solve issues with Linux and applications running on Linux
  • Maintain system and network security
  • Support redundancy planning and implementation
  • Take care of the administration of network components like Firewalls, Routers and Switches


  • Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • At least +3 years of experience with Linux System Administration /Ubuntu servers
  • Programming and automation skills are an advantage (bash and others)
  • Good understanding of networks, network hardware and network security
  • Experience with IT security is a plus
  • Experience with IT safety: backups, data protection, etc. is a plus
  • Strong written and spoken English skills
  • Detail oriented with the capacity to see the big picture
  • Team player with the capability to work in a dynamic, international environment, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to think outside the box to identify and solve problems whilst developing creative and innovative solutions

If you are interested in this position, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your cover letter and CV to We look forward to welcoming you to our Basel office.