[SVLUG-Jobs] System Administrator, Stanford University, Palo Alto
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Job ID: 52003
Job Location: Land and Buildings
Job Category: Information Technology Services
Date Posted: Apr 1, 2013
The System Administrator is part of the Technical Services Group in the
Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) department at Stanford. The
department is responsible for the design, construction, operations and
maintenance of buildings, grounds, utilities, parking, and
transportation systems at Stanford. The Technical Services Group
supports all aspects of the computing infrastructure for approximately
500 users who work to ensure that LBRE provides world class services as
âcaretakers of the legacyâ that is Stanford University.
We are seeking a well versed Linux system administrator, with solid
command-line experience in Red Hat and/or Ubuntu Linux (other flavors of
Linux is acceptable). This position requires hands-on experience and a
solid foundation of knowledge in networking, operating systems (Linux
and Windows), web infrastructure operations, systems administration,
storage, open source technologies and virtualization.
âIn-depth knowledge of the following operating systems: RedHat Linux
and/or Ubuntu Linux.
âSolid knowledge of Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012.
âKnowledge of networking concepts.
âDemonstrated experience with common server-administration tasks for
an enterprise-level organization, including automated installation,
system upgrades and updates, software management, troubleshoot hardware
and software issues, as well as maintaining stable production, testing,
and development environments in support of approximately 120 servers
âSubstantial knowledge of Web operations, including high traffic,
high availability and load balancing techniques.
âMonitor vendor resources for any required hardware upgrades, and
manage hardware warranties.
âExperience implementing and maintaining open source solutions in an
âStrong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
âAbility to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
âEffective verbal and written communication skills.
âInitiating, improving and sharing documentation.
âSecuring systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining
and monitoring access.
âSystem level backup management, including retention policies,
technologies, and best practices.
âSystem failure analysis and recovery; ensuring the consistency and
integrity of file systems.
âMonitor security advisories for operating system and infrastructure
software, and take appropriate actions to safeguard resources.
âImplement security patches as needed or through a change management
âMaintain operating system and supported software documentation.
âSystem-level housekeeping activities to ensure systems are
operating at optimal levels.
âTechnical support and general troubleshooting.
âDevelop hardware and software configuration and installation
âNetwork design and implementation.
âConfiguration Management System, such as Puppet.
âEstablishing a secure and resilient networking environment by
designing system configuration; directing and performing system
installations; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
âMaximizing network performance by monitoring performance,
troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades, and
collaborating with central IT Services network architects and operations
âMonitor and ensure proper system firewall rules and security.
âKnowledge of server virtualization, VMware/VShpere; designing,
implementing and configuring local area networks, including VLANs and
redundancy is desired.
âFamiliarity with enterprise systems management entities (enterprise
storage systems, authentication, directory services, email/web
âPractical experience with automated server installation.
âExperience with enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) configuration
âExperience in implementing Windows AD GPO policies.
âFamiliarity with administration of network switches, routers,
load-balancers, wireless, and VPN equipment.
All potential employees are required to successfully pass a background
check prior to starting work at Stanford. As such, offers of employment
are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
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