Linux Systems Administrator III - 49614-1A

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Updated: Aug 22, 2023
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: OIT Enterprise Infra Rchg/Core

Job Opening ID: 49614
Reports To: Enterprise Unix Services Manager
Working Title: Linux Systems Administrator III
Department: OIT Enterprise Infra Recharge/Core
Bargaining Unit: TX (Technical Employees) Unit
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007304
Job Location: May be eligible for hybrid/remote work
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
*Please note that this position is in process of being accreted in the TX (Technical Employees) union*
 
Position Summary:
 
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides enterprise class services to the staff, faculty, and students of UC Irvine. The Enterprise Unix Services (EUS) team within OIT supports critical campus services that use the Linux operating system and associated open source and custom-built applications.
 
Under the general supervision of the acting Enterprise Unix Services (EUS) Manager in the Office of Information Technology department, this seasoned Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for applying professional concepts and industry best practices to resolve issues that are moderately complex in scope, providing daily operational management of on-premises and cloud Linux server instances, maintaining thorough documentation of procedures and system configurations, selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions, evaluating technologies, performing moderate cost / benefit analysis, and completing additional work assigned by the EUS manager. The position requires system administration experience along with the skill to administer various distributions and open-source applications of the Linux operating system. Candidates must have proficient time management skills to work in a dynamic operations environment with varying priorities and schedule demands. Excellent communications skills are required for collaboration with technical and non-technical individuals of the university.
 
Compensation Range:
 
$81,900.00- $150,500.00
 
Department Website:
 
 
Required:
 
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience administering Linux systems in an environment with 100+ server / compute instances.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner. Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates problem-solving skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines. Basic knowledge of how to apply technologies and systems to meet business needs. Ability to write technical documentation in a clear and concise manner. Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance. Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs. General knowledge of other areas of IT. Thorough understanding of and experience with systems-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance. Demonstrated skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how system management actions affect other systems, system users and dependent / related functions. Demonstrated experience writing and editing complex scripts used to perform system maintenance and administration. Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software. Experience programming administration tasks using shell scripts and languages like Python. Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools like Terraform, configuration management tools like Ansible, and code revision tools like Git. Experience with network technologies, especially DNS, VLANs, firewalls, and load balancers.
 
Preferred:
 
Experience installing, configuring, optimizing, and maintaining Linux based web server applications like Apache Web Server and Nginx. Experience with ITIL or similar IT best practices frameworks. Experience with Google Workspace Environment.
 
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
Must pass a background check.
 
Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to work in the United States
Vaccination Policies
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
E-Verify
Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php.

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].

 

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