This position is responsible for the Unix/Linux operating system builds, configuration, maintenance, and support of applications and systems software. As a member of the Unix team, the person in this position shares responsibility for the integration, communication, and collaboration necessary to support the system-wide infrastructure, operations, and enterprise development groups’ ability to provide reliable enterprise applications and services. Responsibilities include installation/deployment, security, analysis and ongoing performance and system diagnostic monitoring, maintenance and documentation of related hardware and software environments in compliance with industry standards and best practices in order to ensure optimal use and high availability of MnSCU’s critical infrastructure systems.
The incumbent may be required to participate in rotating schedule for off-shift and weekend work and will be required to be available for maintenance, and emergency situations.
Five years of Unix/Linux systems administration including experience working with technical end-users such as programmers, developers, and/or database administrators.
Thorough knowledge of utilities, scripting languages and an understanding of systems security used in Unix/Linux environments.
Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols, local area networks, storage area networks, directory services sufficient to troubleshoot technology issues involving multiple technologies.
Ability to mitigate risk and understand the ramifications and impact that decisions have at a systems level; manage time and resources and effectively; and balance multiple, competing priorities.
Effective written and verbal communication skills sufficient to explain and document complex processes and procedures.
Five years of Unix/Linux systems administration experience sufficient to manage a complex Solaris environment.
Knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices.
Proven track record of deploying highly available services, preferably in a higher education setting.
Knowledge and experience working with relational databases sufficient to support programmers and database administrators in an Oracle database environment.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field or a related field or a combination of equivalent education and experience.