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The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) is looking for someone to fill an associate level Linux System Administrator position. You will be part of our existing system administration team and work with other Linux System Administrators and developers to support our Linux infrastructure. You will work with VMWare, Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 application, web, and database servers. You will work with technologies such as: virtualization (VMware and Oracle Linux VM), centralized logging (Splunk), automation (Terraform and Ansible), and high-availability architecture of services.
This is a full-time position eligible for benefits and will report directly to the Client Server Operations Manager within centralized Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Why Work at U-M Flint?
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after 12 months of eligible service, with immediate vesting.
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance.
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses.
Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment. Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier .
A laptop, docking station, dual monitors, mouse, keyboard, webcam, and headset will be provided for this position. A work cell phone with unlimited data, hotspot, and talk will also be provided.
Performance tuning of Linux application and database servers, including: Tomcat, Apache, HAProxy, MySQL databases, and Oracle databases.
Employ automation tools such as Ansible, Terraform, and AWX for deploying software, patching servers, and installing operating systems.
Monitor system and device activity for performance, identification of system problems, and inappropriate usage with tools such as Zabbix.
Secure Linux Systems against network attacks and vulnerabilities.
Coordinate disaster recovery support.
Resolve Linux system, physical hardware, and software failures.
Maintain documentation for Linux-based servers and applications.
Data center and physical hardware maintenance and monitoring.
Additional responsibilities as required.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
One or more years relevant work experience in a related field.
Proficiency working with multiple modern Linux operating systems (Linux Oracle Linux 7.x/8.x,).
Proficiency with enterprise level virtualization environments such as: VMWare or Oracle Linux VM.
Experience in programming with at least one of the following languages: SQL, PL/SQL, Perl, Java, Python, PowerShell, or Bash scripting.
Experience with web applications and web application servers, such as: Apache or Tomcat.
Experience with relational database servers, such as: MySQL/MariaDB or Oracle.
Familiarity with network capable storage technologies.
Proficiency with networking components such as DHCP, DNS, VLAN, NTP, and local firewalls.
A consistent hybrid work schedule (some days on campus and some days working remotely) is available for this position at this time. However, this is subject to change based upon the duties of the position and the needs of the department.
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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UM-Flint is among the top tier, regional comprehensive public universities in the Midwest. UM-Flint currently enrolls approximately 7,000 students, has a broad and diverse alumni base of over 48,000, and is home to high caliber faculty and dedicated staff, and recently updated its Carnegie classification to Doctoral/Professional.