System Administrator III

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System Administrator III Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 202010016401 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $69,000 - $135,900 Position Information The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a highly motivated and skilled technical staff member who will develop and maintain the infrastructure and services used to support undergraduate education in Computer Science. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must pass a background check. Required
Minimum Requirements Demonstrated experience writing and editing complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration.
Basic knowledge of how to apply technologies and systems to meet business needs.
Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.
Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software.
Demonstrated skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent/related functions.
General knowledge of other areas of IT. Thorough understanding of and experience with systems-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance.
Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner.
Experience using, deploying, configuring, and managing the following software and network services in a production environment: configuration management, version control, provisioning, network monitoring, centralized system logging, web server, SQL database server, NoSQL database server, host based UNIX firewall, DNS server, DHCP server, remote secure UNIX access, authentication, authorization, file service, network file systems, backups, time service, licensing, printing, Wake on LAN.
Thorough experience as a UNIX/Linux System Administrator, including extensive experience with CentOS Linux, Bash, Python, and configuration management and version control software for managing servers and desktops.
Experience with providing support for instructional laboratories. Experience with providing support for online courses.
Preferred Qualifications Experience with web development related technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML, SQL, and PHP.

Experience working with cloud services and vendors, such as AWS and Cloud9. Operating System Virtualization: VirtualBox. Containers: Singularity or Docker. Container Orchestration: Kubernetes. Programming Languages: C, C++ and Java. Instructional Support Software: gcc/g++, Unity, Xilinx ISE and Arduino IDE.

Knowledge of University of California Policies and Procedures regarding computing, communications, and computer usage

Experience using, deploying, configuring, and managing the following software and network services in a production environment: Ansible, Git, Cobbler, Nagios/Icinga, Rsyslog, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Apache, Nginx, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, iptables, ISC Bind, ISC DHCPD, SSH, X2Go, MIT Kerberos, LDAP, NFSv3, NFSv4, Samba, Group Policy, Rdiff-backup, NTP, FlexLM, CUPS, Wake on LAN, Kubernetes.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
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