Systems Administrator

Aug 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00105721

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Security Applications and Technologies(SAT) department directs all aspects of current and emerging security technologies for departments and facilities located on NC State's main campus, as well as remote campuses, sites and properties occupied by corporate partners. The breadth of these responsibilities includes oversight of campus policy, capital funds, systems administration, technology research, and installation/construction and maintenance of the various security systems. Specifically, SAT supports the following technologies: CCTV, Door Access Systems, Duress and Alert Systems, and other Life Safety systems.

Essential Job Duties: The purpose of this position is to serve as security systems administrator for all SAT platforms. The successful candidate will assist with the design and vetting of technologies in order to consistently meet the needs of a technologically innovative and rapidly growing department. The successful candidate will support in the development of IT strategies consistent with departmental and campus initiatives. Other primary responsibilities include collaborating with other technical leaders on campus in order to facilitate large scale technical resolutions for enterprise applications and designing implementation data strategies that allow for the aggregation of campus data sets required by Security Applications and Technologies (SAT) systems.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * Advanced knowledge of Linux administration and configuration * Proficient at Windows server administration * Proficient in design and aggregation of databases to include, but not limited to, MySQL, SQLServer, MongoDB and Oracle * Experience working with object store data structure * Highly proficient in cloud computing and VMware * Proficient with TCP/IP networking managed switches administration, MPLS and VLAN utilization * Advanced knowledge of networking, database administration. systems programming and planning * Experience with C++, Perl, PHP programming , shell commands, command line scripts, JAVA and server-side JAVA scripting * Ability to independently resolve complex problems relating to data connectivity, migration and aggregation * Ability to clearly and concisely communicate pertinent information * Ability to translate technical issues into understandable terms for non-technical users * Exemplary time management skills * Experience with planning and determining technology life cycles * Strong working knowledge of networking * Advanced understanding of cyber security assessment * Experience in system virtualization, in Linux system administration, system automation scripting, penetration testing tools for network and web services, and network operations * Demonstrated ability to deploy and administer Openstack, and openNMS network monitoring installations * Advanced knowledge and experience in deployment and administration of large scale network monitoring applications * Working knowledge of hypervisor technology * Knowledge of Security Standards, including PCI * Familiarity with Python, bash shell, powershell, and other scripting languages used for system automation * Professional knowledge of Linux administration and configuration; Windows, 2008 and 2012 Windows server; Active Directory, VMware administration

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an accredited institution, with a focus on IT Security, and a minimum of one year of experience in system virtualization, in Linux system administration, system automation scripting, penetration testing tools for network and web services, and network operations. The candidate should also have a minimum of six months of experience in Openstack administration, and openNMS network monitoring installations. * Experience with Metasploit and other penetration testing tools, including Burp Suite * Familiarity with Splunk, Tripwire, and Identityfinder * Knowledge of all security applications deployed by SAT * Prefer 5+ years in systems engineering * Prefer 3+ years in electronics design * Prefer 3+ years in systems architecture

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license. A valid North Carolina driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of start date.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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