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System Administrator



JOB TITLE:          System Administrator      

SUPERVISOR:    Computer Manager, Information Technology Group


  • Responsible for the installation, configuration, testing, management, monitoring and support of all Linux (RHEL5/6-based) servers managed by ITG, including application, mail, web and LDAP servers.
  • Responsible for administration of Puppet, vSphere infrastructure, Zimbra Communications Suite, and Nagios.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining Mac OS X desktop image and automating application updates.
  • Manages daily and monthly workflows such as server patching and backups.
  • Provides support to other team members and participate in campus computing projects.
  • Provides system automation, scripting and modification as needed.
  • Provides on-call IT support during weekends and/or holiday breaks on a rotational basis with other staff members.
  • May perform additional job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent academic experience is required
  • Minimum of four years of work experience with RedHat Linux administration is required.
  • Work experience with LDAP,  Puppet, enterprise mail systems, vSphere and Mac OS is required.
  • Experience with Windows System administration is preferred.
  • Experience using JAMF Casper Suite for deploying and maintaining Mac OS X desktop systems is preferred.
  • Zimbra, Nagios, Apache, MySQL and NetApp skills are preferred.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to