Senior Linux Administrator

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Classification Title:

Network and Systems Administrator I

Internal Title:

Senior Linux Administrator



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Division of Information Technology


DOIT Data Center Operations

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Full Time

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This position has the ability to effectively work remotely.

The standard hours the employee is expected to work per week. For example, if the employee works 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, the hours per week is 37.50.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Information Technology

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Accepting applications for remote work. Responsible for applying technology and designing system architectures to align with organizational strategic business objectives. This position will be responsible for optimal performance of the University’s technical infrastructure and delivery of services to our customers. Particular areas include; technical operations, processes and projects to install & support state-of-the-art compute, storage, network and cloud platforms. Researches, designs, develops, writes and tests new complex computer technologies. Consults with project managers, analysts, programmers, administrators, and other IT professionals on issues such as system design, limitations and capabilities, performance requirements, interfaces and maintenance on a limited basis. Researches new technologies and applies new ideas to enterprise business needs. Performs server patches to ensure fixes and improvements are up to date. Performs post-mortem problem investigations to identify and correct inconsistencies and problems with operating system and application installations.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 5 years experience in computer operations or a related data processing field; or equivalency

Preferred Qualifications:

5+ years working as an engineer with Linux to include troubleshooting, tuning, upgrading, monitoring and patching.
5+ years’ experience with VMware / Microsoft Server related experience; or equivalency
2+ years’ experience with a configuration/deployment management tool (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt)
Certifications related to cloud based and on premises systems architecture (e.g. AWS, Azure, etc.)


Experience in designing and implementing enterprise level systems architectures. Demonstrated knowledge/skills of the IT industry which includes multi-tiered architectures, enterprise applications, evaluation of emerging technologies, networks, data management systems and hardware systems. Ability to plan, organize, direct and review the work of technical personnel. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with clients, technical staff, management, vendors and others. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of planning programs and work activities in a technical environment. Strong hands-on working experience with required technologies and advanced problem-solving skills. Extensive knowledge of viruses and other sources of system vulnerability to proactively develop protections, particularly when deploying system-wide changes that can open up new vulnerabilities.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/23/2020
Application Due: 11/17/2020
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