Senior Systems Administrator
University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, WA

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The Senior Systems Administrator serves as a technical lead in the Network and Server Group (NSSG) section of Technology Services, reporting to the Director of Network and Server Systems and administers campus wide Linux, VMware vSphere, and Windows 2003/2008 server systems in a team environment. The Senior Systems Administrator works closely with campus colleagues maintaining the university's server resources and planning for growth and new services consistent with Puget Sound's mission and strategic objectives. Particular emphasis will be placed on systems integration in a technologically diverse environment, encompassing a variety of open source and vendor solutions. The successful candidate will specialize in one of the above operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux is preferred), but may be required to perform systems management/programming tasks on all. In addition, this position will have an important role in coordination/management of projects and operations in the group.

Bachelor's degree plus at least four years of system administration/programming, with experience deploying and managing software and systems in both physical and virtualized environment, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience are required.

Experience in server administration, including installation of server hardware and operating system software, account management, writing and maintaining administrative scripts and programming in perl, python or UNIX shell, and basic IP networking is required.

Knowledge and experience in web services, storage area networks (iSCSI and Fibre Channel), Citrix XenApp and/or XenDesktop, directory services and identity management and federation solutions and in performance monitoring and tuning is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be familiar with specific protocols and technologies such as LDAP, SSL, SSH, and Active Directory, and will take an active part in furthering such technologies.

Knowledge of programming in any current language is desirable.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, will be a proven collaborator, and will take ownership for proactively delivering exceptional service to campus constituents.

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