Linux/Unix System Administrator

University of North Carolina Asheville
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,575 - $65,000
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UNC Asheville Overview

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Type EHRA Staff Title Linux/Unix System Administrator Position Number 005084 Recruitment Range $60,575 - $65,000 Work Schedule and Hours

Typical office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with occasional hours on evenings and weekend as needed to meet the needs of the department.

Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Months per Year 12 Months Position Summary

This position will be responsible for the administration of the UNCA mission critical, enterprise, and some cases educational Linux/Unix systems. This position also acts as the administrator responsible for all backup systems for the core computing environment to include onsite and cloud-based backups. This position will customize, code, test, and debug operating systems, applications, and/or backup strategies. This position shall perform day-to-day administration activities related to user administration, package/patch management, DNS/DHCP administration, and work with departments to support applications running on our Linux/Unix systems.

This position will monitor the performance of the computer and network systems, review the impact of new applications on system performance, and consult with other administrators and analysts to forecast growth within the environment.

FLSA Exempt Required Education/Experience/Skills

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and 2-4 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree and 1-2 years of experience.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

Three years of experience in Linux system management, preferably in a mixed platform (e.g. Enterprise Linux, Windows, Mac OS) environment.

Development experience in a Linux/UNIX environment using C, perl, and other shell scripting languages for both system and apache web application programming; understanding of various Internet protocols (especially TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Kerberos, NTP, SSL/TLS and SMTP); experience managing and working with VMware ESXi and other VMware virtualization products; experience with Veeam and Cirrus and strong plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to work with diverse constituencies of various technical abilities.

Ability to work independently and reliably to ensure projects meet time and resource constraints.

Ability to work as a team member and exhibit the ability to advance technical skills.

Ability to troubleshoot and independently provide solutions to problems.

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Special Instructions to the Applicant

Employee Work Locations and Reasonable Commuting Distance Employees approved for flexible work locations are expected to work within a reasonable commuting distance to be able to report to their on-site duty station within a practical period of time when directed due to operational needs and/or due to changes to, or revocation of, their flexible work arrangements. A “reasonable commuting distance” generally means within two hours of the employee's on-site work location. Exceptions may be made to the reasonable commuting distance based on operational needs, including but not limited to recruitment of those with unique or scarce skills and arrival or departure of employees for a transitional period of relocation. All such exceptions must have the written approval of the appropriate Senior Officer and Human Resources.

Application Instructions Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Number E0327 Posting date 01/13/2023 Closing date Open Until Filled Yes

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  • Do you have 3 or more years of Linux system management?
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  • Do you have experience developing in a Linux/UNIX environment using C, perl and other shell scripting for both system and apache web application programing?
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  • Do you have experience using Veeam and Cirrus?
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