Linux Systems Engineer - 12314BR

Linux Systems Engineer

Department: 
Information Technology
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The University of Kansas, Enterprise Systems group is seeking a Linux Systems Engineer to assist in the implementation and operation of critical systems supporting campus operations. The ideal candidate is someone who likes to develop new skills, solve problems and strives to find the best way to provide service. This position affords a person the opportunity to evolve their skillset while still maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Team Overview:
The mission of the Enterprise Systems team is to provide operational oversight to the enterprise systems supporting the goals of the University. This includes base operating system support to many of the primary systems used on campus. The team fosters a dynamic and creative environment which is currently focused on designing the next generation of datacenter operations at the University.

Benefits of working at KU:
  • Friendly, collaborative work environment
  • Potential for flexible work hours
  • Low-cost health insurance
  • Up to 22 vacation days per year
  • Approximately 10 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • State retirement plan with employer contributions (currently 8.5% of total compensation)
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Energetic campus environment located in the center of a culturally rich college town

Job Description

60% - Technical administration of servers running Linux.
  • Installation and operational management of systems running Linux
  • Installation and operational management of common open source software solutions.
  • Design and develop solutions for projects requiring IT enterprise services
  • Proactive and emergency maintenance
  • Capacity planning and performance monitoring

30% - Technical administration of University cloud computing environments.
  • Assist in the implementation and operation of systems utilizing cloud computing environments.
  • Implementation of orchestration and automation to streamline operations
  • Capacity planning and performance monitoring

10% - Other:
  • Other duties as assigned

Security Responsibilities:
  • This position shares in responsibility for information security by following all applicable security policies and procedures.
  • This position is authorized to use elevated privilege accounts in the performance of job duties.
  • This position is authorized to issue password resets in accordance with established procedure in the performance of job duties.
  • This position is authorized to handle sensitive or confidential data in accordance with established procedures in the performance of job duties.
  • This position is authorized to provision and deprovision user accounts and access in accordance with established procedures in the performance of job duties.
  • This position is authorized to manage, provision, and deprovision IT assets in accordance with established procedures in the performance of job duties.

Required Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma/GED and five years of relevant professional experience or an Associate’s degree and three years of relevant professional experience or a Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant professional experience.
  2. Experience in writing scripts for automation/orchestration.
  3. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
  4. Experience working in a collaborative team environment of two (2) or more people.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. At least five (5) years of work experience administrating networked Linux operating systems in a large academic or corporate IT environment demonstrating high levels of responsibility and complexity.
  2. At least one (1) year of experience working in a hybrid Linux/Windows environment.
  3. At least one (1) year of experience of programming in Python.
  4. At least one (1) year of experience of working with Ansible.
  5. At least one (1) year working with VMware, Hyper-V, or other virtualization environments.
  6. Ability to work independently on complex issues/projects.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:

A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
Resume
3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for applications is July 19th, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jim Rupprecht
IT Architect Information
jimrupprecht@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$54,000-$68,000

Application Review Begins

20-Jul-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
12314BR
Department:
Information Technology
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
20-Jul-2018
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