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Linux System Administrator

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Renaissance Computing Inst-637100
Working Title Linux System Administrator
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Information Technology
Salary Range Dependent on qualifications and experience
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003012
Position ID 20026812
Posting Open Date 03/27/2018
Application Deadline 04/23/2018
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 05/07/2018
Position Summary

This position’s primary responsibility is supporting the Linux environment. This includes a variety of services such as Nagios, DNS, Puppet, Mailman and others. Experience with the following core components is highly desirable: NAS storage clusters (NetApp, DellEMC Isilon), infrastructure in the cloud (AWS, Azure, OpenStack) and virtualization (VMware). This position will be involved in the daily maintenance, support and refresh/upgrades of all infrastructure including storage clusters, VMware clusters, network switches and HPC clusters. It will also involve providing technical support and guidance for RENCI projects that involve local and national collaborations.

Principal Functions

50% Research Linux Infrastructure
Design, develop, and deploy scientific research solutions utilizing commodity and specialty components. Evaluate, install, port and support software on a variety of platforms. Architect and deploy research computational and data infrastructure. Provide architectural guidance to further scientific research and optimize use of RENCI resources. Create and maintain a user-friendly computational environment. This person will assist other staff members, graduate research assistants, post-doctoral research associates, and external collaborators in utilizing RENCI computational resources in the most effective manner.

40% Enterprise Linux Infrastructure
Provide primary and secondary support and maintenance for a dynamic enterprise IT infrastructure, including storage, virtualization, networking, and identity management systems. Contribute to the leadership and direction of day-to-day operations for the datacenter, and provide direction and training for junior staff members.

10% Documentation, Training, and Continuing Education
Document current and future infrastructure, and train students and peer employees on RENCI research infrastructure and cybersecurity. Changes in computer architectures, system software, and software tools require continuing informal education. Only with a commitment to self-education can one provide the necessary services to the academic community.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or a

Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming or closely related area; or an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, or Networking Technology from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Qualifications and Experience

At least three years of senior level Linux infrastructure design and administration experience required. Applied knowledge of Linux systems administration, scripting skills, storage, virtualization, infrastructure in the cloud and networking skills. Ability to build collaborative efforts with appropriate departments, capacity for self-education, interdisciplinary study and inquiry, excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills. Ability to foster and maintain collaborations with both academic and industrial researchers. Ability to work with fellow scientists and administrators. Experience integrating Microsoft enterprise IT technologies with Linux systems is a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions
Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/137564

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Jordan Todd, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email jltodd@email.unc.edu
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Systems Programmer Specialist position.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and 1 year of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area
    • Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution
    • Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming or closely related area
    • Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and 5 years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience equivalent to 8 years of experience in operations analysis and design, systems programming, or closely related area (e.g. 1 year toward degree and 6 years related experience)
    • None of the above