Systems Administrator - Senior- Linux

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Systems Administrator- Senior

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Information Technology Services

Position Title:

Systems Administrator - Senior- Linux

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Nature of Work:

This position is responsible for the planning, design, development, security, integrating and/or enhancement of the information technology architecture supporting the University’s Linux/Unix server environment and associated services. This includes ensuring the University is capable of adapting to changes and advancements in technology and information access. The successful candidate must be able to; understand how to maintain and deploy Linux/Unix systems, DNS, Active Directory, and other core infrastructure components in an enterprise environment. This also includes Linux based appliances and third party hardware. Analyze inefficiencies in the enterprise from a holistic view, diagnose and delegate problems as they arise with little direction, collaborate across teams on detailed technical requirements, implementation approaches and problem solving, interface with Project Management and Engineering teams; translate requirements, usability and support observations into enhancement requests. Ability to analyze problems independently, research potential technical solutions, evaluates alternatives, and present recommendations to the leadership team. Develop a roadmap for the continued improvement and operation of the production environment.

Required Qualifications :

Bachelor’s Degree in IT related Field and 6 years related experience. Extensive understanding of Linux/Unix enterprise systems. Five years Systems Administrator Experience with an emphasis on Linux related operating systems. Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends. Competent to perform at the highest technical level of system design. Ability to advise management on risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies. Ability to work with a technical team comprised of internal and external resources.
Excellent Verbal and written communication skill. Extensive experience with Microsoft technologies.
Knowledge and experience in computer networking, system configuration and database platforms.
Knowledge and experience with load balancing solutions, specifically the F5.
Knowledge and experience with system backups using the Veeam backup solution.
Knowledge and experience with configuration management solution, specifically Puppet.
Knowledge and experience with system monitoring solutions, specifically Zabbix.
Knowledge and experience with scripting to support automation of processes.
Knowledge and experience with cybersecurity and vulnerability/patch management.
Knowledge and experience with Single-Sign-On (SSO).
Knowledge and experience in the resource management and capacity planning in the areas of virtualization, storage, networking and server capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RCHE)
MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional


$66,276 (minimum) - $94,764 (midpoint)

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

This position must be able to lift 40 pounds and work under somewhat adverse conditions at times. This position is expected to comply with the University’s standard working hours. In addition, this position must be available outside of normal working hours, including nights and weekends, to complete routine maintenance, or respond to emergency system outages. This position participates in the departments on-call rotation.

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Notice to Applicants:

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

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Posted: 1/17/2021
Application Due: 2/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time