Senior Linux Systems Engineer

| Chicago
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Senior Linux System Engineer


Cooler Screens was founded on the core idea that consumers deserve a far better experience than what is available today in bricks-and-mortar retail. We call this concept “CX” and it guides all that we do. We have begun the CX journey by bringing what consumers love about shopping on-line to the frozen and refrigerated food aisle.   


As the Senior Linux Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for coding, developing, installing, and monitoring our Linux open-source IoT edge platform including troubleshooting and resolving OS and hardware related issues. You will intimately understand how the interoperability of Linux OS works with our hardware and automate standardized steps, write and maintain scripts, such as python and shell, that automate tech operations, and assist in tweaking the performance of the IoT edge and media system. To be successful in this role, you must be a creative problem solver and take initiative on researching issues that do not have a recognized solution and prepare a resolution process for them.    

As we transform the retail customer experience with our digital media platform, we invite you to join Cooler Screens in enabling the journey.   

Who we are: 

Cooler Screens was founded on the core idea that consumers deserve a far better experience than what is available today in brick-and-mortar retail. We call this concept Consumer Experience (“CX”) and it guides all that we do.  We have begun the CX journey by bringing what consumers love about shopping on-line to the frozen and refrigerated food aisle. 


Cooler Screens is powered by proprietary innovation and a global network of industry-leading partners.  Global technology, CPG, and retail leaders have partnered with Cooler Screens to be part of this important and rapidly growing industry initiative.   We are backed and led by some of the most prominent Silicon Valley and Chicago leaders, advisers, and investors. 


What You’ll Do:  

  • Design, implement, and evaluate current and future infrastructure initiatives for the highest level of efficiency and performance  

  • General Administration of Unix/Linux - Installation, Users Creation, Group Creation, Permissions, Creations of Folders, Mail/SMTP, Web (Apache, Tomcat), FTP, DNS, Proxy, Samba, Firewall (NAT, IP Tables, Packet Filter, IP Filter), LDAP, NFS, NIS, NFS/CIFS/FCP  

  • Perform problem diagnosis, troubleshooting, and resolution  

  • Perform new hardware and Linux OS installations, patching and upgrades  

  • Maintain operating systems and associated infrastructure software  

  • Design and document SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for system administration activities  

  • Deliver resilient and robust designs - lead and participate in technical discussions across engineering and product teams  

  • Work in a team to provide technical assistance and solve complex problems  


What You Need to Succeed:  

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering or information systems or related field (or equivalent experience) required  

  • 7+ years Linux systems administration experience specifically in managing or supporting Linux in production environments 

  • Must have demonstratable code development experience in Python, Bash or Perl 

  • Experience troubleshooting debugging and upgrading existing software 

  • Experience with the Git version control system 

  • Cloud Management/Virtualization (Azure) experience a plus ability to develop a complete disaster recovery and system backup plan with the responsibility of producing and maintaining all system documentation  

  • Must be able to participate in a 7/24/365 on-call rotation  

  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends and/or during change windows outside of normal business hours  

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, is self-motivated and able to define, plan and implement long-term goals, tasks, and projects  

  • Ability to technically lead a project through the lifecycle and consult with the customer on business requirements  

  • Excellent problem solving, multitasking, troubleshooting skills and attention to details are required to work in this challenging and dynamic environment  

  • Very strong interpersonal, customer service, result-oriented and team-building skills are essential  

  • Strong Experience in Linux kernel, secure boot, device tree, Linux device driver and HAL layers.  

  • Experience with OS Patching, Field Updates and SELinux security hardening  

  • Must have the inclination and the capability to learn new technologies and provide support for them  

  • Excitement about IoT projects necessary, experience preferred (e.g. Nvidia Jetson NX, RaspberryPi, Arduino, Azure Sphere)  


Cooler Perks      

For the right candidate, we have a competitive compensation and ownership package with an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, paid time off, and many other perks.  


Come join our fast-growing team at our headquarters in the heart of Chicago.   You can be based in Chicago or possibly elsewhere. 


We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, native origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.   

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases


We’re on Michigan and Wacker—in the heart of the city—near an abundance of lunch spots, shops, public transit, and striking river views.

What are Cooler Screens Perks + Benefits

Cooler Screens Benefits Overview

As a regular employee of the Company, you will be eligible to participate in a number of Company-sponsored benefits. The benefits package currently includes 4-weeks of Paid Time Off annually accrued per pay period, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, FSA, dependent FSA, HSA, commuter, 529 college savings, and 401(k). As we continue to grow, we are constantly reviewing our benefits and finding ways to enhance the Employee Experience at Cooler Screens.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Cooler Screens offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast every Tuesday. You will also get free lunch every other Friday.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a 529 College Savings that offers you insight on how to invest your money for your child’s college expenses and further helps you save for retirement!

More Jobs at Cooler Screens10 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
Data + Analytics
Data + Analytics