Systems Administrator

Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Basic Functions: Administer specific Linux/Windows servers and the infrastructure services they provide as an integral part of a small team of systems and network engineers. Services include identity and access management, directory services, customer support, digital asset management, and endpoint security. Work on transformation of the current I&O environment to adopt modern approaches such as IaaS, containerization, process automation, support of agile cloud-based solutions, etc.

Essential Job Functions: * Administer virtual and physical Linux and Windows servers, and their associated services, such as directory services, IAM, web, wireless authentication, Windows updates, endpoint/client management, event scheduling, digital display, and asset management services. * Assist with administration of physical appliances, such as SAN, disk backup, VMware, blade chassis, VPN, etc. * Maintain and manage campus endpoint security services, work with desktop support team to ensure effective operation of anti-virus software. * Write Linux shell and Windows scripts to automate system administration tasks, user account creation and de-provisioning, support service desk troubleshooting tools. * Function as secondary systems/network administrator for other IT infrastructure systems, such as file/print, G Suite, etc. * Provide client support as necessary. * Monitor system performance and security. * Develop and maintain documentation covering essential job functions. * Work closely with other functional areas within IT to identify, implement, and support effective technology solutions. * Communicate with vendors and peers to keep abreast of emerging products, technologies, and services. * Perform other duties as required. The individual in this position should be available outside of normal work hours to assist in emergency events. As a result, it is expected to be reachable, within reason, via mobile device.

Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in an IT/CIS or related field * At least two years of related experience in information technology field * Expert knowledge of Linux OS and experience scripting system administration tasks * Experience with Windows server administration and troubleshooting * Experience with scripting languages, such as Perl, Python, Windows, and Linux shell * A solid understanding of operating system fundamentals and diagnostics related to memory utilization, file systems, logical volumes, RAID configurations, and networking * Strong technical background, analytical and problem-solving skills, and communication abilities * Must work well independently and with others of varying technical skills levels

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with RH, CentOS, SuSE, and system management tools like Puppet, Chef or SaltStack * Understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP and SMB protocols * Familiarity with directory, authentication and file/print services, such as eDirectory, OpenLDAP, FreeRADIUS, OES, CUPS/iPrint, etc * Experience administering Apache web server and common web applications (WordPress, Apache proxy, etc.) * Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining system integration and automation tools using shell scripts and other scripting languages * Project planning and implementation experience * Experience with Windows and/or Macintosh workstation administration Administration experience on McAfee ePO server * Experience with server virtualization technologies (VMware, etc.) * Experience with hyperconverged and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) technologies * Industry recognized certification in relation to job duties * Evidence of personal focus on refreshing knowledge and learning new skills relevant to the field

Salary: Competitive