Unix Administrator I in Winston-Salem, NC at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Execute the vision of senior staff and management, surrounding the planning, design, implementation, and operation of Enterprise UNIX/Linux systems, to include capacity management, monitoring, performance tuning, security hardening, patching and project based initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Perform operating system installations, configuration changes, firmware maintenance and other ancillary support surrounding UNIX/Linux systems
  • Assist in ensuring server patches remain up to date and on schedule
  • Develop and maintain automated procedures and technical documentation for system implementation, auditing, and software distribution
  • Work closely with internal teams as needed
  • Assist in the setup, maintenance, monitoring, security, and other technical administration of both client-facing and internal servers
  • Continuously strive to make enhancements to the server environment, as well as the associated processes and procedures documentation
  • Participate in on-call rotation


Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Familiar with UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • 1+ years of experience working with UNIX and Linux servers
  • Knowledge of patching and applying changes to systems
  • General knowledge of security practices, such as OS hardening
  • Ability to meet project deliverables in cooperation with team members
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work from a Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Understanding of basic networking such as TCP/IP and DNS


Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, and / or work experience
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of scripting using shell (bash/ksh), Python, or Perl
  • Understanding of LDAP / Active Directory
  • Comprehension of virtualized environments, such as VMware and libvirt/KVM

Job Requirements


About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.