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Job Req ID:  101537

LAN Administrator II

We are seeking a LAN Administrator II who will enable the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) to use best practices and efficient maintenance strategies with regards to machines on the Linux platform. The position reports to the IT Director of WSE IT, but will be a highly skilled resource available to all users and IT staff across WSE.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide consulting, advice, training, and assistance to several hundred users across WSE departments, primarily faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows, with some graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Provide consulting, advice, training, and assistance to peer IT technicians.
  • Collaborate with peer IT technicians and engineers from WSE to integrate new technologies for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Collaborate with external vendors on software products and technology solutions.
  • Support a diverse set of needs for research, administrative and instructional computing.

Install New Linux Systems

  • Work with customers to determine system requirements for sizing, services, network access.
  • Perform initial installation and software configuration.
  • Configure network and authentication.
  • Determine and implement backup strategy.
  • Reconfigure, Maintain, & Troubleshoot.
  • Maintain applications, libraries, and compilers.
  • Use scripting to automate monitoring, maintenance, and security tasks.
  • Investigate service requests that require technical understanding across a variety of IT disciplines (networking, operating systems, and applications) and resolve the issue or escalate appropriately to different teams based on findings.

Systems Analysis, Design & Implementation

  • Lead projects creating the supporting infrastructure for future Linux-based servers, including software distribution, security, remote access, fault-tolerance and disaster recovery, and backup.
  • Configure templates for the WSE IT VMWare-based private cloud for Linux VMs.
  • Maintain the school’s software license servers.
  • Act as backup website administrator when primary web administrator is unavailable.
  • Document systems and processes for customers and for IT staff

Relationship Management/Leadership

  • Interface with Hopkins IT for supporting services such as virtual machine hosting, network security, storage, and authentication.
  • Interface with IT people outside WSE IT to monitor / support their use of Linux technologies.
  • Monitor the Linux industry landscape by reading related publications and attending conferences.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must possess all requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities as posted in the supplemental section.
  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
  • Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.
  • Possesses sound documentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills
  • Ensure configuration security guidelines are followed.
  • Work independently through job assignments from the WSEIT Help Desk
  • Work under minimal supervision

Requires Special Skills

  • Deep knowledge of the architectures and packaging mechanisms for several prominent Linux distributions (CentOS/Redhat and Ubuntu required).
  • Strong understanding of system software, networking, file systems, and security configuration on Linux systems.
  • Understanding of performing root cause analysis of system failures and security breaches.
  • Broad understanding of fundamental IT principles that result in maintainable, secure systems supporting a wide array of applications.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, ability to support customers of all sorts (students to deans, non-technical to experts). Preferred skills
  • Relevant certifications in Linux technologies or IT security a plus.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Two years college coursework.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Classified Title: LAN Administrator II    
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OH  
Starting Salary Range: $26.60-$36.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Engineering Business Office 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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