Linux System Admin

North Carolina State University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$98,759 - $108,511
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

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. Job Location Department 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 computing environments.
  • 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 access issues.
  • 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, specifically AWS.
  • 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.
  • Project Leadership

  • 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.
  • Other Responsibilities


    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.
  • Programming experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 references.

    Position Details

    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 AA/EEO

    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 credit.

    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.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (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
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
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