The Systems Administrator - Linux is responsible for configuring, administration, and securing software applications such as the Linux Operating System, Email, Directory Services, Web, Database, or File/Print and their associated system hardware and technologies such as virtualization, storage array networks, backup systems, and high availability clustering.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
1. Administers University's Linux systems. Manages centralized Linux management portal, installs, maintains, and patches Linux systems.
2. Resolves problems by determining root cause; providing software/hardware technical support on client or server operating system or application software and/or their associated hardware and technologies.
3. Supports end-user issues by providing technical support to other Information Technology support staff.
4. Implements, administers, and upgrades systems by overseeing all operating system upgrades, maintaining software updates, maintaining associated hardware and software applications.
5. Safeguards information systems by assessing and remediating system security, establishing and reviewing backup and disaster recovery procedures, following organizational procedures and anticipating and minimizing downtime.
6. Manages projects to ensure on-time, quality delivery, and successful completion.
7. Maintains operational effectiveness and efficiency by performing research on new server hardware and software technology; designing changes to systems; developing testing procedures and implementing changes.
8. Documents actions by establishing and maintaining procedures used; filing and retrieving documentation, and tracking hardware assets.
9. Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and technical training; reviewing professional publications.
10. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Advanced knowledge of server applications such as file sharing, server process flows, or Web management.
· Expertise with the Linux operating system
· Knowledge of advanced scripting concepts to efficiently solve enterprise problems
· Ability to plan and perform server application version upgrades
· Ability to research software security updates, vulnerabilities and determine appropriate responses
· In-depth knowledge of server operating systems
· In-depth knowledge of enterprise system management software such as anti-virus, security patch management, client inventory, or image creation and deployment
· In-depth knowledge of server hardware technologies such as blades, blade chassis, iLo, and rack cooling systems.
· Knowledge of virtualization software such as VMware or Hyper-V
· Ability to design and implement server applications and their associated hardware
· Ability to design and implement system management software
· Ability to evaluate emerging technology
· Skill with scripting and Linux command line