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Linux/Mac Support Specialist, CAS Administrative Operations

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
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Aug 10, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Linux/Mac Support Specialist, CAS Administrative Operations
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Instructional Support Specialist
CAS Administrative Operations
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Position Summary

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:
  • Deploy, configure, and support Linux servers and workstations, both physical and virtual, used by CAS faculty, staff, and students.
  • 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 availability.
  • 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
Outstanding Benefits Package
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 benefit packages.

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 our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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 disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 business interdependencies.

Physical Demands
  • 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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North Campus
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Nicole Hadyen
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