Systems Administrator

Job description

Job location: Main Campus


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-30
Req: R000798

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Job Title:

Systems Administrator

Job Family:

Professionals

Full-Time/Part-Time:

Full time

Compensation Grade:

8S

Pay Type:

Salary

Department:

Systems and Networks

Job Summary:

The Systems Administrator is a professional member of Furman University’s Information Technology
Services Division, reporting to the Director of Systems and Networks. The Systems Administrator,
provides skilled management of UNIX/Linux systems and servers, the central university backup
system, as well as Domain Naming System/Service. The Systems Administrator coordinates
maintenance, changes, installations and upgrades to these systems. Provides operating systems
consultation and support for user services to meet the needs of the faculty, staff and students.
Provides programming support for the implementation and maintenance of automated departmental
procedures. Provides technical expertise as needed for the migration of the University email systems.

Job Description:

1. UNIX/Linux administration:

  • Builds and installs systems as requested.
  • Performs OS upgrades and patches
  • Deploys, configures and monitors, software, security, performance and reliability for

servers, including application servers, database and transaction servers, etc.

Consults with departmental academic specialists on OS and hardware needs

  • Shell scripting
  • Migrates applications/services to new servers/hardware/VMware
  • Repairs and Recovers services due to hardware or software failures. Coordinates and

communicates with impacted constituencies.

  • Deploys and manages virtual machines in the management of servers.

2. Manages day-to-day issuance of IP addresses, DHCP reservations and DNS entries.
3. Maintains and manages Linux or UNIX-based server technologies, including:

  • DNS
  • Web servers (Apache, Tomcat, etc)
  • Digital certificates (mod_ssl, openssl, Windows, etc)
  • Application servers
  • Operating system updates

4. Administers university backup system:

  • Performs OS upgrades and patches
  • Installs and configures backup client and server software
  • Jointly responsible for backing up of all critical campus-wide information systems daily,

using both full and incremental backups and approved tools and procedures.

  • Accurately logs all backups
  • Secures and stores Backup data in accordance with University requirements
  • Consults on backup needs of the university
  • Assists in the restoration of systems and data
  • This backup requirement and/or restore of critical files is a 24/7 responsibility, and

incumbent is expected to provide said service on demand.

  • Maintains up to date backups, retention policies, documentation, and backup integrity

tests
5. Provides experienced patch management of Linux and Windows based systems as required
6. Participates in on-call duties or after-hours work required to support enterprise needs.
7. Provides backup support to other team members
8. Collaborates with Academic Specialists for OS and integration expertise in support of academic
and faculty needs.
9. Maintains current and up-to-date system logs and procedure manuals.
10. Maintains current skills necessary to assume primary and secondary responsibilities.
11. Applies state-of-the-art technology to meet requirements and improve system operations.
12. Manages implementation and renewal of SSL certificates.
13. Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance
expectations and how they fit into the department and university goals.
14. Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and
information; including maintaining up to date information about the department and university.
15. Performs other duties as required.

Relationships:
Daily contact with members of own work unit, immediate supervisor, and members of other
departments to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information, and make suggestions
related to mutual goals.

Frequent contact with student employees, other departmental staff, liaisons, faculty and staff to
plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information, and make suggestions related to mutual
goals.

Occasional contact with faculty and students to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present
information, and make suggestions related to mutual goals.

Occasional contact with software and hardware vendors and retirees to exchange factual
information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:
Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps. Work involves choosing
the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures.

Errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the
work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections.

Reports To: Director of Systems and Technology
Work is performed independently except where the interpretation of law, policy, rule, complex

procedure or request for exception is required.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Bachelors Degree preferred with 3-5 years experience in related field.

5 years experience managing Linux in enterprise networked environments including Bind

DNS, CentOS 6+, RedHat OS, shell scripting.

Extensive experience deploying and managing physical and virtual machines including VMware

enterprise products.

3 years experience integrating directory and user authentication systems including Microsoft

Active Directory, SAML and more.

5 years experience in a multi-user Linux/UNIX operating environment including standard

utilities, system management tools and SAN/NAS storage concepts.

5 years experience preferred managing web servers and digital certificates for Linux based

systems.

3 years experience deploying or administering Apache, Tomcat, PHP,MySQL stacks.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well both independently

and as a member of a team.

Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, staff and students.

Work Conditions:
Work is performed under usual office conditions.

Education Requirements:

Certification Requirements:

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Posted: 10/2/2019
Application Due: 12/1/2019
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