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Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

Lead, UNIX Systems Administration

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. - Seattle, WA

Job Description

The role of a UNIX Systems Administration Lead is to develop and support Expeditors' UNIX systems through a focus on people, projects, metrics, and culture. The Lead will be responsible for managing and coordinating work with development teams.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead a team of UNIX Systems Administrators

Proactively promote the company's cultural attributes

Promote a collaborative team atmosphere

Participate in defining, communicating, and implementing standards and processes

Align team with company systems project standards

Work with technical and non-technical customers to understand their needs and priorities while keeping Expeditors' best interests in mind

Monitor the level of customer service within your team and the department

In a professional manner, provide honest input and feedback on work to peers and senior management

Perform system builds and hardware upgrades for both corporate and branch UNIX servers as well as hardware maintenance and repairs/replacements.

Diagnose and isolate operating system, server-side networking, and application related problems. Utilize available resources (IS colleagues, Oracle Support Center) to correct or create suitable work-arounds.

Provide documentation and training for all testing and troubleshooting procedures that are repeatable.

Maintain and enhance existing systems administrator tools, and develop new tools, using available programming and scripting languages, shells scripts, Python and Perl, automating repetitive tasks where possible.

Job Requirements:


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent 3-5 years of experience in a technical role.

5 year of UNIX/Solaris systems administration.

Experience in environments utilizing project and/or Kanban methodologies.

Effective interpersonal skills, including proven abilities to listen and communicate effectively.

Ability to communicate technical information both verbally and in writing to technical, non-technical and senior management staff.

Proven experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

Organizational skills to manage multiple tasks to completion simultaneously.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Reporting Structure: Supervisor of Systems Administration

Additional Information


Expeditors offers competitive benefits to all full time employees including:

Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time

Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision

Life and Long Term Disability Insurance

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (US only)

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Training and Personnel Development Program

Position is full time. 40 hour work week, Monday – Friday. 

Successful candidate must pass the company's defined background check.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Key words: Logistics, Global Supply Chain, UNIX, Systems Administration, Lead

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Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 14,600 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 250 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include the consolidation and forwarding of air or ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing, distribution and customized logistics solutions.