Linux/Mac Support Specialist, CAS Administrative Operations
Instructional Support Specialist
CAS Administrative Operations
Professional Appointment Term
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The College of Arts and Sciences Educational Technology (CASet) is
seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a
Linux/Mac Support Specialist
. This position will work with
department faculty and staff within the College of Arts and
Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
As the Linux/Mac Support Specialist, you will:
Outstanding Benefits Package
- Deploy, configure, and support Linux servers and workstations,
both physical and virtual, used by CAS faculty, staff, and
- Deploy, configure, and support macOS and iOS devices used by
CAS faculty, staff, and students.
- Employ best practices to automate the configuration and
management of Linux and Mac systems and services.
- Monitor Linux systems to ensure maximum reliability and
- Collaborate within and across University units to integrate
Linux and Mac systems into a mixed operating environment.
- Author, produce, and maintain technical reference documentation
for users and IT staff
Working at UB comes with
benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards
including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also
focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal
and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life
effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public
research universities and a flagship of the State University of New
York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a
premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic
excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively
impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished
by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and
pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit
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University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes
all to apply including veterans and individuals with
- A minimum of an associates degree with 5 years of experience, a
combination of degree, certification and experience will be
considered in lieu of the experience requirements.
- Experience in Linux systems administration (Apache, MySQL,
Kerberos, SSO, Active Directory), Linux/Unix scripting technologies
(bash, Python, php, Perl), Linux configuration management
technologies (Ansible, Puppet, Chef) and JAMF Pro administration
for macOS/iOS devices.
- Experience supporting VDI /VMWare environment.
- Highly effective writing/verbal communication skills.
- Experience in Linux/Unix scripting technologies (bash, Python,
php, Perl) and Linux configuration management technologies
(Ansible, Puppet, Chef).
- Understanding of higher education institutional, academic and
- Frequently moves computer equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
across campus with the assistance of a dolly or cart.
- A valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle is required
or candidate must otherwise demonstrate his/her capacity to meet
the transportation requirements of the position.
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