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Senior Unix Administrator

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Information Technology/IT


Division of Information Technology -Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions

The Hilltop Institute


The Senior Unix Systems Administrator/Specialist will play a key role in architecting, designing, and developing solutions within the Division of Information Technology at UMBC. This position will support complex systems which provide core services to the organization and to several key research areas across the campus including The Hilltop Institute.

The responsibilities include enhancing the overall systems and services, reliability and security of central services, and automated deployment of services both on-premise and in the public cloud. This position reports to the Unix Systems manager and candidates will be expected to work independently while also participating and helping to lead projects that will involve multiple technical areas.  

This position combines technical system administration with project leadership. The incumbent will integrate and support complex systems which provide core services to the organization and support our business systems.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with at least three years of experience doing Linux system administration and five or more years' work experience in Systems Administration. 

  • Experience in the installation, maintenance, operation, tuning, and troubleshooting of Linux and related systems and software

  • Experience with scripting, volume & firewall management, virtualization, monitoring and supporting hardware & software issues.

  • Demonstrated skills in planning and deployment of complex information systems

  • Must be able to explain, document, and design complex technical architectures

  • Experience with programming and scripting languages

  • Experience with system automation tools such as Puppet, Ansible, or Chef

  • Experience with versioning tools such as Git or Subversion

  • Experience supporting enterprise application delivery (such as email, web, ERP, etc.).

  • Ability to manage time effectively, working both independently and as part of a team

  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and adapting to a dynamic environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for customer service, and the ability to work with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Managing multiple customers, projects and competing priorities

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Knowledge maintaining HIPAA or other highly sensitive system environments
  • Experience with following Agile values and principles as a member of a matrixed project team

  • Experience with cloud platforms for infrastructure (AWS preferred)

  • Working knowledge of database administration, specifically integrating database systems into larger enterprise applications

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit application materials by May 10, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular/Grant funded
Additional Information: This position is partially grant funded wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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