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Sr. UNIX/LINUX Systems Administrator

Apply now Job no: 493727
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

This position supports core technologies essential to the enterprise server deployment, management infrastructure and end user computing services. These technologies include the configuration management, orchestration and provisioning engines such as Ansible and Puppet, DNS and DHCP network services, Linux operating system, enterprise monitoring and SIEM, and Cisco UCS Hyperflex. Amazon Web Services products - EC2, RDS, Route53, S3, Glacier, Lambda, Cloudwatch, VPC, and EFS All of these services are used by the Banner ERP system among others.

Technical responsibilities of this position include architecture recommendations, implementation and integration, process automation, performance analysis, security review, capacity management, upgrade planning, and problem resolution for end-to-end service components. Current components include server, storage, and Fibre Channel networking hardware, VMware hypervisor and Linux operating systems, and specialized appliance and software solutions. Support responsibilities include regular operation, log monitoring, maintenance, account administration, access review, second level end user support, creation of documentation and training materials, change coordination, and investigation of security incidents.

In addition to specific support of assigned systems and services, this position shares joint responsibilities of the Systems Support group including rotating on-call duty for 7x24 response to system faults, service threats, and urgent support requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Server architecture and implementation - Analyze requirements and create system architecture design. Plan, install, test and integrate new VMware and Linux-based application systems and provide expert support through all stages of the server life cycle.
  • System operation and maintenance - Develop and perform procedures for regular maintenance including periodic review and analysis of logs, capacity and performance metrics, and security status. Ensure system monitoring 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and respond to service threats in a timely manner. Test and apply software patches. Update inventories and reconcile regularly to maintain appropriate backup and monitoring coverage.
  • User support and account management - Respond to daily user requests and problem reports. Process authorized access change requests and perform regular entitlement reviews. Provide documentation, second-level support, and expert consultation to end users and technical support colleagues.
  • System development and improvement - Investigate, evaluate and test new software releases and products to keep pace with technology advancement and better achieve organizational goals. Automate time-consuming and repetitive tasks. Introduce changes and standards to optimize performance, service availability and resource utilization.
  • Shared systems administration responsibilities - Participate in on-call rotation for general systems support and other duties as assigned. Contribute to integration, central management and procedural improvement efforts to maintain and enhance the systems environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • VMware ESX administration including HA, DRS and VMotion
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration
  • General UNIX administration including common packages and services such as Apache,
  • LDAP, NFS, iptables, SAMBA, and Sendmail
  • DNS administration
  • Open source software compiling and installation
  • UNIX shell scripting
  • Fibre Channel SAN administration
  • Enterprise backup administration; Veeam Backup and Replication and AWS
  • Backup preferred
  • Enterprise monitoring; Solarwinds Orion and AWS Cloudwatch preferred

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • RHEL 5, 6 and 7 administration, AWS administration
  • Database administration - Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and/or MySQL and/or Python scripting

Licenses and Certificates:

  • AWS Associate or Professional certifications preferred

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

  • Exempt

Salary Grade:

  • Administrative - AD190

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

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