Open Source Software Consultants

Independence, Ohio

Pantek is hiring Open Source Software Consultants who are passionate about working in a fast-paced and growing company environment where solving new and different problems for clients all over the world by supporting Linux, Open Source software, and Virtual/Cloud environments is the way of life.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide Linux and Open Source expert Tier 2 technical support to clients
  • Provide technical consulting and/or software architecture, design and programming services
  • Support delivery of Pantek services for Virtual/Cloud environments
  • May support Pantek hosting environment, which includes a state-of-the-art VMware cluster
  • Stay up to date with new Open Source software and technologies

This challenging position requires excellent problem solving skills and the ability to think quickly on your feet. A strong working knowledge of at least three of the following technologies (or equivalent) is required: Apache, BIND, iptables, MySQL, Postgres, Nagios, Xen, KVM, LDAP, Qmail, Samba, firewalls, routers, and/or AWS is required. Experience with VMware is a strong plus. Experience with PHP, Perl, Java, Python, or other programming languages is also recommended. 

The majority of work is performed for clients remotely, and results and issues are discussed on the phone directly with clients. As such, confidence and excellent telephone skills (etiquette, ability to speak clearly, ability to communicate effectively) are essential for this role.

Additional skills required include diligent time tracking, planning, documentation, and ability to communicate and work closely with other team members on small to medium size projects. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required if equivalent experience is demonstrated. Minimum of four years relevant experience is required.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications
  • Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation, sick and personal days

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Weatherhead 100 Recognizes Pantek

The prestigious Weatherhead 100 has again recognized Pantek for its proven track record for success.


Pantek provides business class consulting, technical support, and hosting. By augmenting their historical focus on Linux and Open Source applications with offerings for Cloud Computing and enhanced network/server security services, they have stepped up their solution offerings for their customers and the industry.

“We are proud to be recognized for our growth over the past five years, especially with the current economic environment,” said Pantek President, Barry Zack. “We are committed to providing a complete suite of IT consulting, technical support, and cloud hosting to the community and expect continued growth in the future.”

The Weatherhead 100 is a testament to hard work, commitment, innovation, and the dream to succeed. Now in its 25th year, the list showcases the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. The award is objectively determined annually and is highly regarded throughout the region.

About Pantek Incorporated
Founded in 1995 with a vision is to provide a complete spectrum of comprehensive IT services to companies who utilize Linux and Open Source technologies, Pantek continues to deliver valued-added IT services. Their clients value Pantek as their partner and as a seamless extension of their IT staff. The Pantek Team has years of industry experience, matching Open Source technologies to customer business needs, providing a competitive advantage. Pantek is the leader in enterprise Linux and Open Source technology technical support and software implementations . For more information, please visit our website; or call 877-LINUX-FIX (546-8934).

About the Weatherhead 100
Since its inception in 1987, the Weatherhead 100 has been the event that showcases the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. Qualifying companies must show consistent growth over the last five years. The Weatherhead 100 list–objectively determined annually and highly regarded throughout the region–is a testament to hard work, commitment, innovation, and the dream to succeed. To view the full list of winners, log on to