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Systems Administrator I Job in Oxford, Ohio US

Systems Administrator I


Posted: 7/17/2020 - Expires: 8/16/2020

Job ID: 218987900

Job Description

We are looking for an accomplished and creative Systems Administrator to join our Linux Team. This Systems Administrator will reliably manage infrastructure and integrated services that support Miami University’s academic, research and business missions.
If you are a Linux systems administrator who enjoys developing infrastructure as code, cloud and datacenter operations, and building reliable, flexible infrastructure with a purpose, this is the job for you! As a Linux systems administrator if you enjoy exploring new technologies and conducting controlled experimentation within the system infrastructure realm you will excel in this role.
Our Linux systems administrators work collaboratively as a team to diagnose problems and transform our infrastructure. We are a learning-based team that supports individuals to better their skills through guided experienced-based learning in service to the University. Our team culture encourages communication between staff.

You will perform the following:
• Linux system administration and configuration within the command line
• Incident management, service requests, and change management
• Linux-based scripting and automation using tools like bash and Puppet
• Working collaboratively as part of a team of systems administrators
Reporting to the Manager of Enterprise Database & Systems Operation. You'll work with a team of Linux systems administrators. As a member of this team your responsibilities can include a broad range of infrastructure:
• AWS Cloud Infrastructure and on-premise Linux Server administration
• Automation of infrastructure administration using Terraform, Puppet and other automation scripting tools.
• Enterprise alerting and logging systems
• VMware vSAN Administration
• Server infrastructure for enterprise database services
• Enterprise backup
• Infrastructure for our CI/CD services.
• Enterprise storage
• High-performance compute cluster
You will serve in an on-call rotation and carry a smartphone. Otherwise normal working hours.
You will be asked to perform other duties as assigned
Additional opportunities for involvement within the University include:
• Opportunity to teach one credit-bearing course per semester with departmental approval, if you so choose
• Engaging with student clubs as an advisor
• Contribute as a guest lecturer in a course

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience working in Information Technology; OR Associate's degree and 2 years of experience, including 0-2 years of experience working in Information Technology;
• Experience troubleshooting complex Information Technology problems (may be concurrent with required experience listed above);
• This position is available to persons who are currently located and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)

Desired Qualifications:

• Two (2) years of experience working in Information Technology
• Basic knowledge of Linux operating system;
• General experience with systems administration support and problem resolution
• Basic experience with system administration using current flavors of Linux operating system
• General experience administering many physical and virtual Linux servers in a complex and heterogeneous environment
• Experience working with incident and change management procedures
• You have a working understanding of cloud infrastructure basics including AWS
• You have a working understanding of enterprise-class networking, including VLANs, routing, and firewall principals.
• You have a working understanding of VMware virtualization infrastructure
• You have a working understanding of server automation best practices
• You have a working understanding of object-oriented programing
• You have a working understanding of enterprise backup solutions
• Industry Certifications: VMware VCAx, Linux+, Puppet Certification, AWS Certifications

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
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Education Level:
Associate's degree
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