Linux Systems Administrator - 22902-1A

Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: OIT Enterprise Infra Rchg/Core

Job Opening ID: 22902
Reports To: Manager, Enterprise Unix Services
Working Title: Linux Systems Administrator
Department: OIT Enterprise Infra Rchg/Core
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007304
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
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 direction of the Enterprise Unix Services (EUS) Manager in the Office of Information Technology department, this seasoned Linux system 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:
 
Commensurate with experience
 
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
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
Must pass a background check.
 
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
 
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.
 
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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