Senior Linux Systems Manager Engineering Technology Services College of Engineering
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Located in academic buildings and research centers throughout the University, Engineering Technology Service (ETS) is the foundational support for enterprise, academic and research computing systems and services for the College of Engineering (https://ets.osu.edu). Established in 2015, our newly formed organization provides a hybrid model that promotes centralized shared service offerings along with highly skilled distributed technology professionals aligned to advance the mission of the College of Engineering (https://engineering.osu.edu/strategic-plan). ETS strives provide world-class service and support and to be leaders in the strategic use of technology at the Ohio State University.
Serves as the Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the College of Engineering (CoE) (i.e. provides lead system support and administration for equipment owned and operated within a heterogeneous Linux, Microsoft (MS) Windows, and MacOS environments and services including, but not limited to, backups, DNS, NIS, NFS and SMB); provides support for the setup and administration of high performance computing clusters; manages to the security of the computing infrastructure; mentors, coaches and assists the management of junior systems administrators and student staff; contributes to budget planning and resource management; works with management to identify and implement strategies and solutions to upgrade, streamline, assemble, setup and ensure day-to-day operations and resolve hardware and software related issues; works with faculty and staff to provide technical support and innovative solutions for instruction and research; ensures all University and College policies are followed; manages and meets all compliance and reporting requirements of the University, College, departments and/or centers, as needed; adheres to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practice framework in an effort to ensure the availability, security and performance of infrastructure systems.
The position may be on call or work extended hours if required.
Provide system support and administration of Linux and Linux-like systems; installs, configures, updates, patches and secures systems and associated hardware using industry best practice and tools.
Monitors logs for performance and security issues.
Investigates security events, and troubleshoots and resolves technical issues.
Mentors, coaches and assists in the management of other junior systems administrators and student staff.
Plans, installs, configures and maintains high performance compute (HPC) clusters.
Works with computing staff to document and support research computing.
Works with management to identify and implement strategies and solutions to upgrade, streamline, assemble setup and ensure day-to-day operations and resolve hardware and software related issues.
Works with faculty and staff to provide technical support and innovative solutions for instruction and research.
Maintains awareness of new technologies related to computer hardware/software.
Assists in Capacity Planning through statistical reporting and works with management to develop budgets, create internal requisitions, and monitor IT expenditures.
Assists in the management of other systems such as, but not limited to, backup and recovery systems, data replication and off site backups, DNS, virtualization, networking and the installation and maintenance of 3rd party software.
May be assigned as a Designated Network Administrator (DNA)
Additional Information for Applicants::
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at visit.osu.edu/experience. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
A resume is required with application.
Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Bachelor’s degree, or vocational or technical school degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; advanced knowledge of the Linux operating system, NFS, and NIS; specific experience using and administrating multiple versions of Linux such as Red Hat, Ubuntu, and CentOS; experience installing, compiling and maintaining 3rd party software on Linux distributions; experience securing and hardening Linux installs using intrusion detection and intrusion prevention tools; experience setting up and managing device management and monitoring systems such as Puppet, Nagios and Splunk; experience writing advanced shell scripts; experience investigating systems security incidents.
Experience with high performance compute clusters (HPC), software, tools, protocols and associated technologies such as SLURM, Open Fabrics Distribution (OFED), InfiniBand and OpenSM; experience using VMware and/or MS HyperV; experience integrating Linux systems into MS Active Directory; experience installing and administrating enterprise data backup systems, tape libraries and offsite storage; experience mentoring employees; ability to lift 25 pounds, climb stairs, and have good dexterity; experience with ITIL v3 Foundations; experience leading in and contributing to diverse environments.
Target Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.