[SVLUG-Jobs] System Administrator, Stanford University, Palo Alto

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 12 23:23:14 PDT 2013

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Job ID: 52003
Job Location: Land and Buildings
Job Category: Information Technology Services
Salary: 4P3
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
“caretakers of the legacy” 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.

Required Qualifications:

●In-depth knowledge of the following operating systems: RedHat Linux
and/or Ubuntu Linux.
●Solid knowledge of Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012.
●Knowledge of networking concepts.
●Demonstrated 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
(~65% Linux).
●Substantial knowledge of Web operations, including high traffic,
high availability and load balancing techniques.
●Monitor vendor resources for any required hardware upgrades, and
manage hardware warranties.
●Experience implementing and maintaining open source solutions in an
enterprise environment.
●Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
●Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
●Effective verbal and written communication skills.
●Initiating, improving and sharing documentation.
●Securing systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining
and monitoring access.
●System level backup management, including retention policies,
technologies, and best practices.
●System failure analysis and recovery; ensuring the consistency and
integrity of file systems.
●Monitor security advisories for operating system and infrastructure
software, and take appropriate actions to safeguard resources.
●Implement security patches as needed or through a change management
●Maintain operating system and supported software documentation.
●System-level housekeeping activities to ensure systems are
operating at optimal levels.
●Technical support and general troubleshooting.
●Develop hardware and software configuration and installation

Desired Qualifications:

●Network design and implementation.
●Configuration Management System, such as Puppet.
●Establishing a secure and resilient networking environment by
designing system configuration; directing and performing system
installations; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
●Maximizing network performance by monitoring performance,
troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades, and
collaborating with central IT Services network architects and operations
●Monitor and ensure proper system firewall rules and security.
●Knowledge of server virtualization, VMware/VShpere; designing,
implementing and configuring local area networks, including VLANs and
redundancy is desired.
●Familiarity with enterprise systems management entities (enterprise
storage systems, authentication, directory services, email/web
●Practical experience with automated server installation.
●Experience with enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) configuration
and management.
●Experience in implementing Windows AD GPO policies.
●Familiarity 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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