The College of Science & Engineering is seeking a Systems Administrator to join its Infrastructure team. The focus of this position is the support of our storage and virtualization systems as well as general Linux administration. A successful candidate will be a skilled professional who is able to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Classification: Second-level professional System/Database Design and Administrator independently performing system administration, design, and upgrades.
Designs and implements moderately complex systems (15%).
Responsible for design, development, performance, and maintenance of the servers, operating systems, and related applications to ensure system integrity and to achieve optimum performance (10%).
Provides advanced operational support. Troubleshoots, tracks, and resolves system issues. Evaluates and follows through on issues and problems until resolved or escalated (10%).
Works closely with faculty, staff, and students to recommend equipment and technology to assist them in their jobs (5%).
Plans, designs, and implements systems process and policies (5%).
Conducts disaster analysis, planning, and implementation (5%).
Conducts storage planning and administration (20%).
Updates standard procedures for a variety of tasks such as installing, configuring, and maintaining systems (5%).
Maintains hardware and software inventory, including software licensing (2%).
Recommends hardware replacement and plan new hardware implementation (10%).
Develops recovery procedures, scheduling and backups (5%).
Provides training and technical guidance to less experienced staff, and has authority to supervise student employees (5%).
Other duties as assigned by team leads or manager (3%).
Related BA/BS and two years of work experience in the area of systems administration. Or, unrelated BA/BS and four years of work experience in the area of systems administration.
Two years working with Linux (Ubuntu/Debian or CentOS/RedHat).
SAN/NAS/Storage administration experience such as Nimble, Compellent, or FreeNAS.
Experience with at least one virtualization platform (VMWare vSphere, OpenStack, Kubernetes, etc.).
Ability to automate using either shell scripts or a higher-level scripting language such as Ruby, Perl, or Python.
Ability to collaborate and maintain respectful relationships with faculty, staff, and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Ability to balance a workload consisting of proactive, project-focused work and incoming requests from clients in an effective manner.
Working knowledge of storage networking technologies such as NFS, iSCSI, and ZFS.
Familiarity with Oracle Solaris.
Experience with designing, configuring and implementing clusters.
Experience building and maintaining computer hardware.
Experience with backup solutions, technologies and techniques.
Familiarity with enterprise storage technologies (SAS, FC or NVMe, etc).
Experience with DellEMC hardware
Physical Qualifications: This position requires the ability to perform the following: typing, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions as well as being able to lift 45 pounds. This position may also include long periods of sedentary work as well as prolonged computer use.
Internal Number: 332959
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