Systems Administrator

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA - Remote - North Carolina - Remote - Virginia - Remote - Maryland

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-06
Req: R0020603

The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, is seeking candidates for the position of Systems Administrator. This position works with the Principal Investigator and other key personnel in The School of Medicine on PositiveLinks, a mobile health platform developed to support people living with HIV (PLWH) to reach their health goals.

We're looking for a System Administrator with strong communication and review skills in all areas of tech support and in the realm of IT audits/compliance. Our ideal applicant would have: extensive experience administering internet-connected GNU/Linux servers (incl. maintaining the availability of services and ensuring that the latest OS patches are applied); experience managing AWS, especially EC2, Route53, S3, CloudWatch, and setting up software-defined networks on AWS (i.e. VPC and load balancers); and have familiarity with web hosting along with the ability to read/maintain Ruby on Rails.

This position is open to fully remote work.

Duties Include:

  • Establish and maintain monitoring of production systems.

  • Establish systems and policies to protect the client and their members' data.

  • Verify integrity of data backups, recovery of data/systems.

  • Develop tools for automation (e.g. Ansible) of server configuration and application deployment.

  • Configure access and security for AWS.

  • Deploy new builds to production servers.

  • Enhance system security and manage vulnerability scanning.

  • Manage additional AWS services such as CloudWatch, Route53, S3, SES.

  • Update AWS servers and systems as needed for security.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Intermediate software development skills, to be able to expand "infrastructure as code" concepts over time for automated configuration and application monitoring.
  • Associate's degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or related discipline and 1 year of relevant experience.


Please apply through Workday, and search for “R0020603”. Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching “Find Jobs” in the top search bar.

This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This role is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $70,000 - $80,000 depending upon experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification. (FSAKA). Questions on the position or application process should be directed to Lauren Jackson, IT Recruiter at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/17/2020
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time