Linux Administrator, IT Systems Analyst

College Park, Maryland
Jun 22, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Full Time

Linux Administrator, IT Systems Analyst
Position #: 111388

The Linux Administrator is a member of the Linux Administration team within the Division of Information Technology (DIT) at the University of Maryland, College Park. This position is responsible for installation, optimization, integration, troubleshooting, backup, recovery, modification, security, and upgrading of IT systems and components to provide services that enable customers to effectively apply IT to business requirements. Working collaboratively with other Linux Administration staff, Platform Engineering, and other operational units, this role functions as a proactive administrator who can also solve complex day-to-day IT problems.

This person will need a strong background using Red Hat Enterprise Linux in physical and virtual environments, an understanding of architecture fundamentals, and utilizing automation technology like Puppet, Satellite, Gitlab, and AWS Cloud Formation. Utilizing these tools this person will deploy OS patches, provision new machines, manage configuration states, deploy new AWS solutions, and troubleshoot existing on-prem and cloud deployments, ensuring maximum uptime and service stability.

Minimum qualifications

● Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience

● Minimum of 3 years of relevant Linux experience, including administration, installation, configuration, optimization, best practices, server hardening, CLI, backup, and recovery

● Knowledge of client/server computing techniques, distributed systems management concepts, and computer communications
● Administration of Linux in both virtualized (VMware and AWS) and physical environments
● Must work concurrently on multiple projects, adjust to occasional significant changes in priorities, and respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations
● Must be able to participate in a 7/24/365 on-call rotation with the team
● Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends and/or during change windows outside of normal business hours
● Excellent problem solving, attention to detail, multitasking, communication, and complex troubleshooting skills are required to work in this challenging and dynamic environment
● Effective written and verbal communication skills. Must assist, guide, and share information with technical and non-technical personnel
● Must be able to work well with others in a cooperative work environment


● Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline
● Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and greater with Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE or equivalent industry-standard certifications
● AWS Management experience (I.E.: Instance deployment, Cloud formation development, Stack updates/change-sets, AMI creation, etc) with AWS Certified Solutions Architect
● Knowledge of DevOps and CI/CD or modern application frameworks utilizing automation technology like Puppet, Gitlab, and AWS Cloud Formation
● Ability to gather project requirements, develop detailed project plans, schedule and execute the project tasks
● Knowledge of management/deployment tools (Puppet, Satellite, Hiera, AWS Cloud Formation, etc).
● Understanding of Linux scripting languages (Shell scripting, Perl, Python, JavaScript, etc)
● Administration of application middleware servers (i.e.: JBOSS, Tomcat, Apache).
● Ability to install, modify, integrate, and configure commercial and open-source software applications and utilities
● Experience managing out-of-band HW service processors like iDRAC
● In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP, BIND, LDAP, and other core technologies such as NTP, TCP/IP, iSCSI, SAN, NAS, networked file systems, etc.
● Experience creating Splunk search queries and utilizing Splunk in the troubleshooting process

Additional information: this position does not provide sponsorship for visas.

Physical demands: may be required to lift and rack computing and storage equipment into data center racks and cabinets. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

Best consideration date: 07/20/2021 or open until filled

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