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Job Req ID:  99808

Sr. Systems Administrator

IT@JH Engineering Services is seeking a Sr. Systems Administrator who is responsible for installation, configuration, troubleshooting of the internals of RedHat Linux Operating environment. Knowledge of and practical experience analyzing performance of Linux servers. Ability to quickly assess systems related problems and provide resolutions with minimal impacts to user community.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot RedHat Enterprise Linux servers.
  • Perform system upgrades including planning and scheduling, testing, and coordination by following documentation and departmental standards to provide a stable product for the environment.
  • Follow and maintain IT security awareness and best practices by understanding security principles as they pertain to environments supported in order to deliver secure solutions to customers.
  • Work in unison with other team members to ensure complete and accurate implementation of changes utilizing department approved Change Management and team policies.
  • Should be self-motivated and open for learning new technologies.
  • Maintain the documentations for assigned projects.
  • Ability to establish and meet work schedules within time frames, willingness to work off hours as needed in support of changes to the computing environmen.t
  • Expected to support systems that may be located in geographically distributed data centers.

Specific Devices, Software, Projects

  • Provide technical support to projects as assigned by the team manager.
  • Servers are primarily in the Cisco UCS infrastructure or Microsoft Azure.
  • Work with the UNIX team to utilize VM Build Automation to improve consistency and reliability of our Linux builds.

Scale/size of Area, project and/or System Supported

  • Departmental or enterprise-wide support of the servers and users for various projects supported by Enterprise UNIX team.

On-Call Requirements

  • On-call rotation participation is required 7x24x365.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must have knowledge of RedHat/Centos V7/8.
  • 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.

Work Location

  • Hybrid, Mt. Washington

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 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.

*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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • RedHat/Centos Linux.
  • Experience with virtualization software (VMWare, or others) running Linux VMs.
  • Experience with creation and management of users and groups.
  • Experience with creation and maintenance of file systems.
  • Experience with Linux OS security.




Classified Title: Sr. Systems Administrator  
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: $61,070-$83,900 Annally (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​IT@JH Engineering Services  
Personnel area: University Administration 


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:
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.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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