The University of Vermont

The University of Vermont

Linux Systems Engineer

United States

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Position Details

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Linux Systems Engineer

Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary

Provide support for multiple large-scale Linux computer systems and security- focused initiatives in a 24×7 production data center environment. Assist in configuring and supporting UVM's enterprise server and storage environment, including hundreds of Linux servers, VMWare ESXi, and petabytes of SAN storage. These systems support all aspects of server computing at UVM including research, academic, and administrative functions. Support Linux server hosting needs for departmental applications, and assist in operating system upgrades to ensure UVM's Linux environment stays up-to-date and secure.

This position provides automation of services through scripting to manage and monitor services, ensuring consistent configuration across services and thousands of users. The Linux Systems Engineer will participate in support services such as system tuning, troubleshooting, security, capacity planning, business continuity, system documentation, and other related services. They will collaborate effectively with other team members, paying systematic attention to detail, and engaging in careful planning and judgment as any change to system-level software can potentially impact thousands of users.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or technology-related field, or equivalent IT work experience.

Experience with Linux operating systems and familiarity with networking.

Experience with at least one systems programming language (C, Python, Perl, Rust, etc…) and software version control.

Excellent customer service experience.

Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively.

Ability to maintain focus and professionalism under pressure.

Desirable Qualifications

Linux troubleshooting experience.

Understanding of security in a Linux environment.

Experience with configuration management systems.

Other Information Special Conditions Bargaining unit position, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees, This position is eligible for a hybrid schedule with an option to split time between campus and elsewhere, in accordance with the university telecommuting policy, Background Check required for this position FLSA Exempt Payband Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 43500.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 82650.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at mid to high end of pay band Union Position Yes, UVMSU ($20 minimum hourly rate)

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 05/05/2023

Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Information Tech Professional

Posting Number S4334PO Department Systems Architecture & Admin/11620 Position Number 00026552 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12

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    Job details


    Linux Systems Engineer


    The University of Vermont


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science

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