Linux Systems Administrator

Connecticut, United States
07 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations
Compensation Grade Profile: Supervisor; Senior Associate (P5)
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 150 Munson Street New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Computing and Information Systems
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus:

Work as a Linux administrator in ITS Systems Administration. Provide support in Linux server administration, for mission-critical services in a dynamic, 24/7 production data center environment. Operate as a contributor to departmental planning and long-range technical development. Work as part of a team of system administrators to ensure performance, reliability and security on Linux systems in a dynamic 24-7-365 production data center environment. Prepare documentation (procedural, planning, informational), to support Systems Administration. Work closely with technical owners of applications to plan, deploy, and troubleshoot new or upgraded functions. Provide performance tuning, capacity planning, disaster recovery planning, and automation guidance for systems and applications. Participate in cross-functional technical projects that require the Linux Server platform as a component of the solution. Perform off-shift work and participate in rotating on-call coverage.

Essential Duties

  1. Provides technical expertise in resolving user system deficiencies and determines appropriate action.
  2. Provides system services and analyze system performance for stakeholders and intended end users. Performs all activities necessary to activate a new operating system or new release of an existing system, including analysis, design, implementation, and related documentation. Analyzes systems performance and modifies programs to increase the efficiency of the operation. Reinstates integrity of system as quickly as possible following an outage in order to minimize item and data loss.
  3. Recommends and authorizes system upgrades and software installations.
  4. Designs, develops and implements new system tools.
  5. Analyzes execution time of commonly used instruction to identify and replaces those that are inefficient or slow to operation.
  6. Analyzes, evaluates and takes steps to circumvent problems and restores systems to operating condition.
  7. Contributes in the determination of specifications and determines the combination of options needed to tailor an operating system to meet the business needs. Conducts training and user education. Researches new technologies, processes, and methodologies. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a minimum of two years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated skill at troubleshooting and resolving problems on complex Linux systems.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability to work on complex projects both independently and as the team lead.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to develop and document complex procedures.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven customer service skills. Demonstrated analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience working with enterprise monitoring solutions, Red Hat Linux is highly preferred, configuration management & automation technologies, load balancing technologies, preferably F5, VMWare virtualization platform, automating building and deploying of Linux servers using modern tools such as Docker &Vagrant; cloud hosted, IaaS environments like: AWS, Azure or Vcloud Air.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

RHCSA or vendor certification in a product or technology in use by the group.

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