Job TitleLinux System AdministratorPosting NumberStaff 201#######FLSAExemptLevelFull-time/ Part-timeFull-timeIs this a temporary Position?NoJob Description Summary
Installs, upgrades and maintains operating systems on requisite hardware and virtual machine platforms
Performs computer hardware maintenance
Implements system upgrades and patches
Automates administration tasks through scripting
Assist in the maintenance of data center infrastructure
Recommend related policies and procedures
Participate in a 24 7 on-call system administrator rotation
System administration duties for a portion of the campus server environment
Leverage experience and judgment to accomplish goals with a moderate degree of supervision; exercises some independent decision making as appropriate
Other duties as assigned
Experience, and Skills
Completion of secondary education (high school) or equivalent
Two to four years of Linux or UNIX system and/or network administration or equivalent education
Administration of a variety of hardware, software, server and network platforms in a production environment
System administration within a virtualization technology
Demonstrated use of scripting language native to platform
Experience, and Skills
B.S. degree in Information Systems or similar concentration
More than five years of system administration
Independent system administration of multiple Windows, Linux or UNIX systems in a 24 7 production environment
Knowledge of databases and database management
Demonstrated use of scripting language for automation or configuration management
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Close Date12/04/2020Open Date10/20/2020Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions for this Posting
This position is eligible to be filled at either of the University s Potsdam, NY or Schenectady, NY campuses. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.
All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).
Maximum Number of Reference Requests3Minimum Number of Reference Requests0Posting Specific Questions
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* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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* What is the highest level of education you currently hold?
- High School/GED
- ABD (All but dissertation)
* How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
- one to two
- three to five
- six to eight
- eight or more
* Do you have a least 2-4 years of system and/or network administration experience?
* How do you embrace Diversity? (Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
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