Linux Administrator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

The Whiting School of Engineering employs server and workstation technologies to support academic, research, and administrative activities. This position will enable the school to use best practices and efficient maintenance strategies with regards to machines on the Linux platform, focusing on supporting the research areas of the school. The position reports to the IT Manager of WSE IT, but will be a highly skilled resource available to all users and IT staff across WSE.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

20% - Install New Linux Systems

For new Linux-based stand-alone servers, clusters of servers, and workstations:

  • Work with customers to determine system requirements for sizing, services, network access
  • Perform initial installation and software configuration
  • Configure network and authentication
  • Determine and implement backup strategy
  • Ensure configuration security guidelines are followed

40% -- Reconfigure, Maintain, and Troubleshoot:

For existing Linux-based stand-alone servers, clusters of servers, and workstations perform these system administration tasks:

  • Maintain applications, libraries, and compilers
  • Use scripting to automate monitoring, maintenance, and security tasks
  • Investigate service requests that require technical understanding across a variety of IT disciplines (networking, operating systems, and applications) and resolve the issue or escalate appropriately to different teams based on findings.

25% -- Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation:

  • Lead projects creating the supporting infrastructure for future Linux-based servers, including software distribution, security, remote access, fault-tolerance and disaster recovery, and backup.
  • Configure templates for the WSE IT VMWare-based private cloud for Linux VMs
  • Maintain the school’s software license servers
  • Act as backup website administrator when primary web administrator is unavailable
  • Document systems and processes for customers and for IT staff.

15% -- Relationship Management/Leadership

  • Interface with Hopkins IT for supporting services such as virtual machine hosting, network security, storage, and authentication
  • Interface with IT people outside WSE IT to monitor / support their use of Linux technologies
  • Monitor the Linux industry landscape by reading related publications and attending conferences

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Two years college course work.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education can be substituted for experience. Additional experience can be substituted for education.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Relevant certifications in Linux technologies or IT security a plus.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the architectures and packaging mechanisms for several prominent Linux distributions (CentOS and Ubuntu required).
  • Understanding of system software, networking, filesystems, and security configuration on Linux systems.
  • Understanding of performing root cause analysis of system failures and security breaches.
  • Broad understanding of fundamental IT principles that result in maintainable, secure systems supporting a wide array of applications.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, ability to support customers of all sorts (students to deans, non-technical to experts).

Classified Title:LAN Administrator II
Working Title: Linux Administrator
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OH
Starting Salary Range:$25.79 to $35.46
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001477-Engineering Business Office
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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Homewood Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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