Posting Number PG192347EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Linux System Admin
Anticipated Hiring Range $98,759 - $108,511
Work Schedule Work schedule is 8-5 weekdays with flexibility.
About the Department
Information Technology and Engineering Computing Services (ITECS) is charged
with providing a world class computing environment for the Faculty, Staff and
Students of the College of Engineering at NC State University. ITECS fulfills
this charge through a combination of direct IT support activities, active
collaboration and partnership with other IT support entities within the
College, with other IT support groups (OIT, DELTA, colleges) and with our
faculty, staff and student constituencies. ITECS staff provide technical
leadership and capability in their core competencies both within the College
of Engineering and to the University technical community as a whole.
Essential Job Duties
Building and maintaining Linux-based higher education environments
Work with researchers, teaching faculty, and students to provide Linux
Aid faculty in properly deploying servers and workstations by using cloud
and on-premises computing solutions.
Build and provide guidance on College of Engineering-specific
environments, like HPC, systems automation, containers, workstations, and
connectivity to specialized equipment.
Understand how to deploy HPC and research-level systems with cloud-based
and on-prem services.
Work with other members of the ITECS Systems team to deploy and maintain
various Linux systems throughout the College of Engineering.
Operational excellence for ITECS Systems Environment
Design, implement, and support a safe digital environment to ensure the
safety and security of university assets while encouraging a productive
workflow for end-users. Ability to analyze threats and institute/maintain
an appropriate level of Information security for systems and servers.
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability
of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes. Review and
analyze system and application logs, verifying the completion of scheduled
jobs such as backups.
Assist the ITECS Service Desk with escalating issues that involve Linux-
based systems, specialized computing environments or hardware, university
network, cloud platform, and data center operation.
Provide answers to technical questions or resolve server performance and
Guide the pace and direction of the ITECS Systems environment to provide
stability and sustainability in the future. Understanding the architecture
and development of cloud computing solutions for higher education,
Maintain an active advising/mentorship role for other ITECS Systems staff.
Work in collaboration with other Systems staff includes re-architecting
infrastructure, migrating tenants to newer software versions, and fueling
continuous improvement over time.
Seek opportunities to collaborate on projects and committees with peers in
other units across NC State University, which would benefit the College of
Engineering faculty, staff, and students.
Internal support for projects and goals. Assist and consult with co-
workers and college faculty and staff on projects relating to university
networks, specialized hardware, server hardware, HPC systems, video
systems, virtualization environments, cloud platform environments, data
systems, and communication systems.
Facilitate project management duties using project-appropriate
methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.).
Remain involved in other efforts, such as shared web infrastructure and
shared computing via container infrastructure.
Minimum Education and Experience
Master's degree and at least one year of relevant experience; or Bachelor's
degree with at least two years' of relevant experience; or an equivalent
combination of education, training and relevant experience.
- For management‐level roles, also include with the above requirements 1‐2
years of supervisory experience.
Other Required Qualifications
Knowledge of Linux application packaging and deployment strategies.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Extensive knowledge of Linux operating systems.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions
Job Open Date 01/19/2023
Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a fully completed application please submit a cover letter,
resume and the contact information for at least three (3) professional
Position Number 00065674
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 143401 - Info Tech & Eng Computer Svcs
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities
requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview
process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at
the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all
employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
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(Open Ended Question)
Which of the following best describes your education/experience that is required for this position?
A master's degree or higher before or by start date in related field.
A bachelor's degree or higher with 2 years of experience before or by start date.
None of the above
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