Linux Systems Administrator

Jul 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Emerson College

Linux Systems Administrator

The Linux Administrator is primarily responsible for the system-level administration of Emerson College's 170+ Linux servers in VMware. The administrator will provision, deploy, secure, and retire new Linux-based servers as needed, and be the primary resource in IT for web server administration, including Apache/Tomcat, Lighttpd, Weblogic, and Nginx. This individual will also act as the secondary Systems Administrator for the remainder of Emerson's server environment, including 150+ Windows servers, enterprise applications including email, the event management system, cloud file storage, the source code repository, and single sign-on.

Campus Location: Boston Campus

Required Knowledge:
Strong Communication skills
Extensive experience writing technical documentation
Expert problem solving
Develop comprehensive root cause analyses of issues
Learn new technologies and adapt to change
Meet deadlines and complete work within agreed upon timeline

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
Degree in related field Advanced knowledge of Mac OS 3 years of hands-on experience in a front-facing IT support role Past experience with switch management, enterprise cloud storage, enterprise email administration, DNS/DHCP management, and system backup.

Required Prior Work Experience:
5 years of Senior Systems Administration experience, primarily Linux administration 3 years experience with VMware/vCenter and network storage 3 years experience managing web server environment and load balancing

Diversity Statement:
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Open Date:

Classification Title: Expert IC

Salary Grade: 18

Job Family: Individual Contributor

Job Duties:
  • Primary administrator for all Linux systems, including the on-premise ERP Red Hat environment, Emerson’s Linux web environment (includes Wordpress, Drupal, and Apache servers), and Linux-based appliances.
  • Primary administrator for server-based disaster recovery and backup.
  • Primary administrator for all network-attached storage.
  • Secondary systems administrator for Enterprise Microsoft environment, including Active Directory and Windows servers.
  • Provide assistance when necessary to other team members responsible for the campus’ VoIP phone system, wired and wireless networks (Juniper/Aruba, DNS/DHCP/switching), and data center (firewall/load balancers).
  • Perform scheduled system upgrades and respond to emergencies/outages outside of business hours.
  • Responsible for mapping and documenting server inventory and system dependencies.
  • Additional duties as required.

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