Sr. Linux Systems Administrator at The Ohio State University
Posting DateFebruary 15, 2019
Location of Position
For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.
The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Sr. Linux Systems Administrator Serves as the Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the College of Engineering (CoE) (i.e. provides lead system support and administration for equipment owned and operated within a heterogeneous Linux, Microsoft (MS) Windows, and MacOS environments and services including, but not limited to, backups, DNS, NIS, NFS and SMB); provides support for the setup and administration of high performance computing clusters; manages to the security of the computing infrastructure; mentors, coaches and assists the management of junior systems administrators and student staff; contributes to budget planning and resource management; works with management to identify and implement strategies and solutions to upgrade, streamline, assemble, setup and ensure day-to-day operations and resolve hardware and software related issues; works with faculty and staff to provide technical support and innovative solutions for instruction and research; ensures all University and College policies are followed; manages and meets all compliance and reporting requirements of the University, College, departments and/or centers, as needed; adheres to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practice framework in an effort to ensure the availability, security and performance of infrastructure systems.
The position may be on call or work extended hours if required. Requires successful completion of Background Check.
- Provide system support and administration of Linux and Linux-like systems; installs, configures, updates, patches and secures systems and associated hardware using industry best practice and tools.
- Monitors logs for performance and security issues.
- Investigates security events, and troubleshoots and resolves technical issues.
- Mentors, coaches and assists in the management of other junior systems administrators and student staff.
- Plans, installs, configures and maintains high performance compute (HPC) clusters.
- Works with computing staff to document and support research computing.
- Works with management to identify and implement strategies and solutions to upgrade, streamline, assemble, setup and ensure day-to-day operations and resolve hardware and software related issues.
- Works with faculty and staff to provide technical support and innovative solutions for instruction and research.
- Maintains awareness of new technologies related to computer hardware/software.
- Assists in Capacity
Experience with high performance compute clusters (HPC), software, tools, protocols and associated technologies such as SLURM, Open Fabrics Distribution (OFED), InfiniBand and OpenSM; experience using VMware and/or MS HyperV; experience integrating Linux systems into MS Active Directory. experience installing and administrating enterprise data backup systems, tape libraries and offsite storage; experience integrating Linux systems into MS Active Directory; experience mentoring employees; ability to lift 25 pounds, climb stairs, and have good dexterity; experience with ITIL v3 Foundations; Experience leading in and contributing to diverse environments.
Bachelor's degree, or vocational or technical school degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; advanced knowledge of the Linux operating system, NFS, and NIS; specific experience using and administrating multiple versions of Linux such as Red Hat, Ubuntu, and CentOS; experience installing, compiling and maintaining 3rd party software on Linux distributions; experience securing and hardening Linux installs using intrusion detection and intrusion prevention tools; experience setting up and managing device management and monitoring systems such as Puppet, Nagios and Splunk; experience writing advanced shell scripts; experience investigating systems security incidents.
In accordance with the Disaster Preparedness and University State of Emergency Policy 6.17 this position has been designated as a standby position.
Also, please visit http://advancement.osu.edu/ to learn more about the Ohio State University Office of Advancement.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.