We are looking for an accomplished and creative Systems Administrator to join our Linux Team. This Systems Administrator will reliably manage infrastructure and integrated services that support Miami University’s academic, research and business missions.
If you are a Linux systems administrator who enjoys developing infrastructure as code, cloud and datacenter operations, and building reliable, flexible infrastructure with a purpose, this is the job for you! As a Linux systems administrator if you enjoy exploring new technologies and conducting controlled experimentation within the system infrastructure realm you will excel in this role.
Our Linux systems administrators work collaboratively as a team to diagnose problems and transform our infrastructure. We are a learning-based team that supports individuals to better their skills through guided experienced-based learning in service to the University. Our team culture encourages communication between staff.
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Miami is committed to a culture of health and wellness. We offer several benefits including healthcare and wellness programs with on-campus recreational and sport centers, health insurance that includes options for dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance. Tuition fee waivers for employee and family, paid sick and parental leave, paid vacation, paid holidays and state sponsored alternate and supplemental retirement plans. Plus you can be part of the University’s academic culture with direct access to hundreds of on-campus events plus the possibility to teach one credit bearing course per semester.
You will perform the following:
Linux system administration and configuration within the command line
Incident management, service requests, and change management
Linux-based scripting and automation using tools like bash and Puppet
Working collaboratively as part of a team of systems administrators
Reporting to the Manager of Enterprise Database & Systems Operation. You'll work with a team of Linux systems administrators. As a member of this team your responsibilities can include a broad range of infrastructure:
AWS Cloud Infrastructure and on-premise Linux Server administration
Automation of infrastructure administration using Terraform, Puppet and other automation scripting tools.
Enterprise alerting and logging systems
VMware vSAN Administration
Server infrastructure for enterprise database services
Infrastructure for our CI/CD services.
High-performance compute cluster
You will serve in an on-call rotation and carry a smartphone. Otherwise normal working hours.
You will be asked to perform other duties as assigned.
Additional opportunities for involvement within the University include:
Opportunity to teach one credit-bearing course per semester with departmental approval, if you so choose
Engaging with student clubs as an advisor
Contribute as a guest lecturer in a course
Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience working in Information Technology; OR Associate's degree and 2 years of experience, including 0-2 years of experience working in Information Technology;
Experience troubleshooting complex Information Technology problems (may be concurrent with required experience listed above);
This position is available to persons who are currently located and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)
Two (2) years of experience working in Information Technology
Basic knowledge of Linux operating system;
General experience with systems administration support and problem resolution
Basic experience with system administration using current flavors of Linux operating system
General experience administering many physical and virtual Linux servers in a complex and heterogeneous environment
Experience working with incident and change management procedures
You have a working understanding of cloud infrastructure basics including AWS
You have a working understanding of enterprise-class networking, including VLANs, routing, and firewall principals.
You have a working understanding of VMware virtualization infrastructure
You have a working understanding of server automation best practices
You have a working understanding of object-oriented programing
You have a working understanding of enterprise backup solutions
Industry Certifications: VMware VCAx, Linux+, Puppet Certification, AWS Certifications