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Junior DevOps Engineer/Systems Administrator

Junior DevOps Engineer/Systems Administrator

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Shinola Detroit is seeking a Junior DevOps Engineer and Systems Administrator that has entry-level experience and aptitude in managing Linux-based systems.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic candidate that can join our Detroit-based E-commerce team, to help support our hosting infrastructure and the involved business units.  This is a great opportunity for an entry level candidate to get valuable experience building, managing, and utilizing a broad range of AWS services and other technology stack components, with training support from our experienced team of software engineers.


  • Ability to rotate into a 24/7 on-call schedule and respond to mission-critical issues in timely manner.
  • Occasionally assist copywriting and marketing teams with content management, including HTML/CSS and other frontend development
  • Respond directly, timely and professionally to the needs from other departments like customer service, marketing, merchandising and others. 


  • A self-starter who is energized by being “in service” to teammates and other functional teams. Positive attitude and strong communication skills are critical traits for success in this role and on this team. 
  • Experience with managing Linux-based systems (e.g. Ubuntu, CentOS, etc.) and MySQL relational databases.
  • Understanding of object oriented scripting languages. (PHP specifically is preferred but not required).
  • Contribute to the ongoing support and development of our E-commerce sites and applications
  • Knowledge of Internet technologies, including DNS, VPN, SSH/SSL
  • General knowledge of web technologies including HTML, CSS, JS, AJAX, etc.
  • Interest in learning how to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve systems and application-level issues and learning the application tools necessary to monitor and improve application performance, security, and stability.
  • Experience with version control systems, including Git or Subversion
  • Excellent time management skills and detail-oriented work ethic
  • Strong typing skills (80+ WPM)

Desired Skills

  • Experience with LAMP stacks, running Apache 2.2/2.4, PHP 5.x, and MySQL 5
  • Familiarity with PHP-based frameworks or CMS (e.g. Zend, CakePHP, Laravel, WordPress, etc.)
  • Shell scripting knowledge (e.g. Bash) to automate recurring tasks
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced startup environment

Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. I you need assistance on an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.





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