Linux Systems Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

CrunchTime! (, the leading enterprise restaurant management platform, is experiencing record sales growth and is seeking new team members across the organization who share our passion for restaurants and technology. 

Back in 1995, when we created the first web-based restaurant back office system, the cloud certainly wasn’t the buzzword it is today. Since then, the world's best brands representing ten's of thousands of restaurants have chosen CrunchTime as their integrated back office solution and is now considered the industry gold-standard. 

We're looking for a Linux Systems Engineer who will be responsible for setup, configuration, maintenance and optimization of the internal infrastructure including network and server environments. This position requires a sense of personal ownership of all systems and projects which are assigned, and will communicate as needed with the Hiring Manager to deliver status updates, documentation, and access any resources or information necessary to complete the task. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn new technologies and skills and will handle each task thoughtfully and thoroughly.

Your Responsibilities:

Systems Administration:

  • Setup/administration of Linux (RedHat, CentOS) Servers
  • Virtualization expertise using VMWare
  • SAN administration including both Fiber and iSCSI implementations
  • Setup/administration of network infrastructure (firewall/VPN, routers, switches, cabling, WAN/LAN/MAN connectivity)
  • Setup/support of load balancers, servers, and appliances such as NetScreen, Barracuda, F5, Squid, and HAProxy
  • Setup/support mission critical business applications (Apache, Tomcat)
  • Backup and recovery of systems via third party or native tools including archiving to media such as tape, disk and cloud
  • Setup/support of monitoring applications (Nagios, PTRG, Sensu, Cacti)
  • DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, Group Policy management

Production Environment Support:

  • Support hosted collocated facilities (servers, database, application)
  • Apply system and application upgrades to minimize downtime
  • Participate in on-call rotation as well as providing after-hours support as needed

Skills & Requirements:

  • Identify and gather complex technical requirements necessary to understand and solve IT needs and challenges for clients and internal projects
  • .Sound experience building, maintaining and expanding highly available infrastructure
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and understand complex problems
  • Excellent customer relationship skills in working with external customers to provide technical support
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and demonstrated capability to achieve results in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Great attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Desired Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experiences and training
  • Experience with Oracle technologies such as RAC and Data Guard
  • Proficiency with at least one scripting/programming language

Enjoy Excellent Benefits:

CrunchTime! Employees enjoy a competitive salary, depending on experience, plus access to a progressive benefits program which includes the following:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Vision plan.
  • Disability insurance.
  • Life and AD&D.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent and medical care.
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • 401K Plan with employer match.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Educational assistance for approved courses.
  • Commuter benefits including parking reimbursement
  • Catered lunch every Friday from top Boston restaurants.
  • Bagels every Tuesday.
  • Thirsty Thursday's featuring fine local craft brews.
  • Generous employee referral bonus.
  • Community volunteer programs.
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We're in the West End - near the Celtics, Bruins, and only a 2-min walk from North Station and the Haymarket T. Big things are happening here!
129 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

Did we say we like food? Every Friday we have a huge lunch spread from one of Boston's best lunch places - and it's always something different. Tuesdays are for hot bagels and muffins. "Thursty Thursdays" feature the finest local craft brews we can get our hands on. There's even a Bevi and all the Caribou, Dunkin' and Starbucks you can drink.


Sales and Marketing

What does your typical day look like?

As an implementation lead, when I am on the road, I spend my day onsite with the client at their corporate offices guiding them through the process of integrating CrunchTime into their business model. One of the most interesting aspects of my job is learning our client’s business needs and helping them configure our application to meet those needs.


Deployment Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Fresh out of Babson's MBA program, I started at CrunchTime as a Business Analyst learning the software development life-cycle. CrunchTime's growth gave me an opportunity to widen my skill set and use my grad school education to expand and advance the company's offerings. I'm now Sr. Product Manager of all the mobile products here!


Product Manager

So, so much. One of my biggest takeaways would be the creative solutions to exciting, outside-the-box challenges. I've had the opportunity to work in three different positions at CrunchTime! in the past three years, and with dozens of teammates who each bring their own experiences, ideas, and passion to the table to help create these solutions.


Assoc. Business Analyst

What are CrunchTime! Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidy
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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