IT Systems Analyst: Jr. Linux/UNIX Administrator

University of Maryland, College Park
Apr 07, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Full Time

Position Description

Provide administrative support for multi-tiered enterprise-level Linux/UNIX platform infrastructure both local to the University campus and within cloud resources. Work with the university’s academic, research, and administrative communities to identify opportunities to provide support for solutions.

Assist in the design and implementation of processes involving the creation, installation, modification, integration, and configuration of Unix/Linux operating systems, hardware, application and utility software, and network services in support of this environment both locally and in the cloud.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Minimum of 5 years with network filesystems, designing and integrating heterogeneous systems within a large, distributed computing environment. Minimum of 5 years of Unix/Linux operating system administration.
  2. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience. One year of work experience may be substituted for one year of education.


  1. Ability to work independently on tasks and as part of a project team, taking tasks from conceptualization to completion. In-depth knowledge of Unix/Linux (RedHat) operating system internals, client/server computing techniques, distributed systems management concepts, server virtualization, and all aspects of computer communications.
  2. Fluency in Unix/Linux systems programming languages and tools (C, C++, Perl, Unix shells, Java, etc)
  3. Familiarity with setting up and managing Kerberos, networked file systems and services.
  4. Experience with configuring network hardware (HBAs, fiber switches, etc).
  5. Ability to install, modify, integrate, and configure commercial and open source software applications and utilities and networked services.
  6. Ability to integrate local and cloud resources to present a consistent infrastructure configuration framework that allows for the movement of workloads between the two.
  7. Strong problem solving skills.
  8. Must work concurrently on multiple projects, adjust to occasional significant changes in priorities, and respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.
  9. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Must assist, guide, and share information with technical and non-technical personnel.



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