Systems Administrator

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleSystems AdministratorSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experiencePosition Number00044736Work ScheduleMonday- Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department517101 - Shared ServicesDepartmentShared ServicesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Central Services Integration (CSI) team provides critical systems and integration services such as UNIX/Linux systems support, systems and services monitoring, configuration management, AuriStor / Andres File System (AFS) management, email relay services, SysNews tools support, and MySQL / MariaDB. The CSI group full range of services include architecture design, vendor satellite image management, NC State standard linux image provisioning, patch management, as well as system installation, administration, maintenance, tuning, and trouble-shooting. The platform that CSI team provides is the foundation for PeopleSoft and other ERP systems. It is also the core IT infrastructure that our entire campus utilizes and all the college IT units integrate with.

Essential Job Duties

The Systems Administrator is a team lead for the CSI team providing a critical layer of diverse systems and integration services such as Linux and UNIX systems build, automation, and configuration management. Other services include systems monitoring, file system management, data and file transfer, SysNews tools, and PCI services.

This position provides architecture design, standard Linux image provisioning, patch management, technical training, as well as Linux system installation, administration, maintenance, tuning, and troubleshooting. In addition, the Systems Administrator is required to support security standards for PCI-DSS, NIST 800-171, Endpoint Security, and ISO 27002. This position will also act as a 3rd tier support to other IT professionals on campus and is a member of a 24×7 oncall rotation. The Systems Administrator will employ project management skills to help customers increase reliability of systems / services at NCSU.

Other Work/Responsibilities

This position will include but not be limited to: Design, deployment, and maintenance of Central Monitoring, notification ( SMS ), and oncall service.

Central Linux provisioning, application integration deployment with Configuration Management support for customer user base in central linux deployment.

Support of the central MariaDB environment.

General programming work in multiple projects / services supported by the CSI group.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Sciences, plus 5 years of experience working in a medium to large Systems, Dev Ops, or infrastructure environment.

Departmental Required Skills

Extensive experience in Linux based operating systems.

Experience in managing / maintaining and designing linux image deployment at scale.

Ability to deal with authentication / authorization, application integration and linux provisioning systems using Git, Foreman, Configuration Management( E.g. Puppet, Ansible, Chef ), Monitoring systems experience( ie. Nagios, iChinga, Zabbix ), or similar systems.

Experience in some level of programming or scripting.

Experience in programming for systems automation and configuration.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Demonstrated experience with systems administration in a medium to large linux / unix environment.

Application Platform as a Service (aPaas) experience along with monitoring, notification, and maintenance.

Programming or scripting experience with Python, Bash / Bourne scripting, and Ruby

Experience working linux deployment using Foreman, Git, and Configuration Management with Puppet or Ansible

Experience / training in regulatory environments a plush( Eg such as HIPAA, PCI, ISO 27001 ) performing systems hardening, security evaluation / troubleshooting.

Demonstrated programming / scripting experience in a systems / infrastructure environment with Ruby, Python, BASH, Perl, or similar language.

Experience in working with Configuration Management( Eg, Puppet, Ansible, Chef ) at scale.

Certification or hands on experience in Red Hat Satellite a plus.

Knowledge of database deployment, maintenance, and SQL experience a plus in MySQL / MariaDB or PostgreSQL.

RHN / Red Hat Satellite administration experience.

Knowledge and demonstrated experience in managing Red Hat Satellite a plus.

Required License or Certification


Special InstructionsJob Open Date08/15/2019Anticipated Closing Date08/29/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date10/01/2019AA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
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  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

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Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
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Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
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Posted: 8/16/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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