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UTS - IT System Administrator (Linux SysAdmin)

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Essential Job Duties

Be the technical leadership and expertise for the Engineering Department in regards to current and future IT projects, systems, software development and development methodologies. Leads collaborative efforts in cooperation with several campus units to meet local and global needs within the College and University. Maintain an active role in maintaining and developing several ITECS software products and systems that are crucial to faculty, staff and student success. Within the organization, serve in a mentorship role to advise and aid development. Outside the organization, seek opportunities to collaborate, influence, and build for the benefit of faculty, staff, and students.

Building and maintaining Linux-based higher education environments

Work with researchers, teaching faculty, and students to provide Linux computing environments.

Aid faculty in properly deploying servers and workstations by using cloud and on-premises computing solutions.

Build and provide guidance on Engineering Department-specific environments, like HPC, systems automation, s, workstations, and connectivity to specialized equipment.

Understand how to deploy HPC and research-level systems with both cloud-based and on-prem services.

Work with other members of the ITECS Systems team to deploy and maintain various Linux systems throughout the Engineering Department.

Operational excellence for ITECS Systems Environment

Designs, implements, and supports a safe digital environment to ensure both the safety and security of university assets while encouraging a productive workflow for end-users. Ability to analyze threats and institute/maintain an appropriate level of Information security for systems and servers.

Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes. Reviews and analyzes system and application logs, verifying the completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.

Assist the ITECS Service Desk with escalating issues that involve Linux-based systems, specialized computing environments or hardware, university network, cloud platform, and data center operation.

Provide answers to technical questions or resolve server performance and access issues.

Guide the pace and direction of the ITECS Systems environment to provide stability and sustainability in the future. Understanding the architecture and development of cloud computing solutions for higher education, specifically AWS.

Maintain an active advising/mentorship role for other ITECS Systems staff. Work done in collaboration with other Systems staff includes re-architecting infrastructure, migrating tenants to newer software versions, and fueling continuous improvement over time.

Project Leadership

Seek opportunities to collaborate on projects and committees with peers in other units across the University, which would benefit the Engineering Department faculty, staff, and students.

Internal support for projects and goals. Assist and consult with co-workers and college faculty and staff on projects relating to university networks, specialized hardware, server hardware, HPC systems, video systems, virtualization environments, cloud platform environments, data systems and communication systems.

Facilitate project management duties using (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.).

Remain involved in other efforts, such as shared web infrastructure and shared computing via infrastructure.

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Job City & State

Raleigh, NC

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UTS - IT System Administrator (Linux SysAdmin)

Work Schedule

40 hours a week, 8am to 5pm (with Remote options)

Minimum Experience/Education

Associate’s Degree and one year of experience in IT work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Department Required Skills

- ability to work within a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.
- Expertise in the systems administration, integration, architecture, and deployment of Linux-based server systems.
- Knowledge of desktop-based Linux systems to support Tier 2 operations.
- Troubleshoot and perform break-fix tasks on systems as necessary, including servers, network gear, and computing appliances.
- Knowledge of cloud-based environments.
- Ability to quickly learn new complex systems.
- Mentorship, training, and technical leadership of IT personnel.
- Ability to operate in a VMWare/Hyper-V virtual environment.
- Project and task management (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
- Communication. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to lead and facilitate group discussion, maintaining focus and productivity. Ability to present highly technical topics in a manner appropriately accessible to intended audiences. Attention to detail and ability to produce solid and clear documentation.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Understanding of university-based environments.
Work with RHEL, Centos, and Ubuntu Linux systems.
Work in a mixed enterprise environment consisting of Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
Worked with AWS server and storage-based computing environments..

Required License or Certification

Valid NC Driver’s license

Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Anticipated Hiring Range

45.00 per hour

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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