The Whiting School of Engineering employs server and workstation technologies to support academic, research, and administrative activities. This position will enable the school to use best practices and efficient maintenance strategies with regards to machines on the Linux platform, focusing on supporting the research areas of the school. The position reports to the IT Manager of WSE IT, but will be a highly skilled resource available to all users and IT staff across WSE.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
20% - Install New Linux Systems
For new Linux-based stand-alone servers, clusters of servers, and workstations:
Work with customers to determine system requirements for sizing, services, network access
Perform initial installation and software configuration
Configure network and authentication
Determine and implement backup strategy
Ensure configuration security guidelines are followed
40% -- Reconfigure, Maintain, and Troubleshoot:
For existing Linux-based stand-alone servers, clusters of servers, and workstations perform these system administration tasks:
Maintain applications, libraries, and compilers
Use scripting to automate monitoring, maintenance, and security tasks
Investigate service requests that require technical understanding across a variety of IT disciplines (networking, operating systems, and applications) and resolve the issue or escalate appropriately to different teams based on findings.
25% -- Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation:
Lead projects creating the supporting infrastructure for future Linux-based servers, including software distribution, security, remote access, fault-tolerance and disaster recovery, and backup.
Configure templates for the WSE IT VMWare-based private cloud for Linux VMs
Maintain the school's software license servers
Act as backup website administrator when primary web administrator is unavailable
Document systems and processes for customers and for IT staff.
15% -- Relationship Management/Leadership
Interface with Hopkins IT for supporting services such as virtual machine hosting, network security, storage, and authentication
Interface with IT people outside WSE IT to monitor / support their use of Linux technologies
Monitor the Linux industry landscape by reading related publications and attending conferences
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Two years college course work.
Three years related experience.
Additional education can be substituted for experience. Additional experience can be substituted for education.
Relevant certifications in Linux technologies or IT security a plus.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of the architectures and packaging mechanisms for several prominent Linux distributions (CentOS and Ubuntu required).
Understanding of system software, networking, filesystems, and security configuration on Linux systems.
Understanding of performing root cause analysis of system failures and security breaches.
Broad understanding of fundamental IT principles that result in maintainable, secure systems supporting a wide array of applications.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, ability to support customers of all sorts (students to deans, non-technical to experts).
Classified Title: LAN Administrator II Working Title: Linux Administrator Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OH Starting Salary Range: $25.79 to $35.46 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001477-Engineering Business Office Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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