Linux System Administrator

Potsdam, NY
Oct 21, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title:

Linux System Administrator

Posting Number:

Staff 2014001073



Full-time/ Part-time:


Is this a temporary Position?:


Job Description Summary:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Installs, upgrades and maintains operating systems on requisite hardware and virtual machine platforms
  • Performs computer hardware maintenance
  • Implements system upgrades and patches
  • Automates administration tasks through scripting
  • Assist in the maintenance of data center infrastructure
  • Recommend related policies and procedures
  • Participate in a 24×7 on-call system administrator rotation
  • System administration duties for a portion of the campus server environment
  • Leverage experience and judgment to accomplish goals with a moderate degree of supervision; exercises some independent decision making as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: :

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary education (high school) or equivalent
  • Two to four years of Linux or UNIX system and/or network administration or equivalent education
  • Administration of a variety of hardware, software, server and network platforms in a production environment
  • System administration within a virtualization technology
  • Demonstrated use of scripting language native to platform

Preferred Qualifications: :

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Information Systems or similar concentration
  • More than five years of system administration
  • Independent system administration of multiple Windows, Linux or UNIX systems in a 24×7 production environment
  • Knowledge of databases and database management
  • Demonstrated use of scripting language for automation or configuration management

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Close Date:


Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions for this Posting:

This position is eligible to be filled at either of the University’s Potsdam, NY or Schenectady, NY campuses. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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