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Lead Unix System Administrator

Company: Brown University
Location: Cranston
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:Lead Unix System Administrator Computing and Information Services The Lead Unix System Administrator is responsible for systems software, assuring that all security, auditing, patching, and restart/recovery functions are properly operating. Effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software, and related infrastructure of the Computing and Information Services Department. Monitor performance and provide capacity planning information. Identify areas where improvements are desirable and suggest improvements. Provide assistance and training to other System Administrators and other CIS technical staff. Evaluate vendor-supplied software and make buy/build recommendations. Resolve particularly complex or critical technical problems. Function as a project manager as required. Manage day-to-day operations, troubleshoot problems, install, and patch operating systems and other infrastructure software. Participate in and development of DevOpsSec. Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Linux systems administration
  • Problem resolution and troubleshooting skills; e.g. dump reading, traces, etc
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize activities
  • In depth knowledge of Linux, including Red Hat (preferred), Ubuntu and Debian
  • Knowledge of programming languages, including some of the following: Shell scripting (bash,ksh,etc), Perl, Python, API integration, etc.
  • Use of source control systems such as Git
  • Use of configuration management tools, including Puppet (preferred), Ansible, and Jenkins
  • Use of log correlation software, such as Sumologic
  • Some experience with Hypervisors (VMWare, Hyper-V, or KVM) is required
  • Some experience working with containers (Docker, Kubernetes, Singularity) is preferred
  • Experience working in a DevOpsSec environment
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification required. This position is also subject to Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements. Recruiting Start Date:2020-10-19-07:00Job Posting Title:Lead Unix System AdministratorDepartment:Office of Chief Digital Officer & CIOGrade:Grade 11Worker Type:EmployeeWorker Sub-Type:RegularTime Type:Full timeScheduled Weekly Hours:37.5Submission Guidelines:Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.Still Have Questions?If you have any questions you may contact Statement:Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.Welcome! Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.Additional Information:Information about our salary ranges can be found here ( . Attachments:A resume is required as part of your job application. Please also include a cover letter and any other related documents as noted in the job description.Questions Submitting Your Application:If you have questions about submitting your application, please contact

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