[NCSA-jobs] System Administrator/Computer Resource Manager Postion
jeff.stoltz at duke.edu
Wed Mar 19 15:13:33 EDT 2008
We have a position at Duke University for the Department of Economics.
Please include a cover letter stating why you feel that you would be a
good fit for this position along with your resume. Failure to do so will
result in your resume being deleted. Send resumes to itjobs at econ.duke.edu
Deadline to apply is April 3rd.
Oversee management of all departmental Linux servers and department
network services under the general direction of the Economics Department
Chair and Computing Committee. In collaboration with faculty and staff,
develop vision for departmental computing services to provide
state-of-the-art computing environment on Linux, MacOS and Windows
platforms that serves the needs of faculty, students and staff. Develop
connections to other social science areas to enhance Linux/Unix based
services and exploit potential returns to scale. Potential for larger IT
management role both within the department and across units.
Work Performed: Work with faculty, staff and students to assure highest
quality department-level IT support serves are provided to all users in
a flexible and evolving multi-platform, integrated computing environment
that spans Linux, MacOS and Windows. Assure users have access to state
of the art services so they can efficiently and effectively fulfill the
research and teaching missions of the university.
Initially, manage all Linux servers, Linux-based high performance
computing cluster, department network and private subnets. Assure all
back-end services including backup services and security services are
robust and meet the needs of users. Train IT staff to take over all
back-end, network and server management functions.
Collaborate with departmental users, departmental IT staff and other
campus IT support providers in development of a strategic vision for
departmental IT services. Proactively identify emerging technologies
that are likely to enhance the IT environment for users. Identify
potential future constraints and research solutions to assure continued
services at the highest quality. Regularly update the vision in light of
emerging needs and new technologies.
Collaborate with other department-level IT support units on campus to
develop enhanced services for users in Economics and outside Economics.
Work with relevant Arts and Sciences and University-wide IT groups and
committees to assure consistent level of services and technical support,
maintenance of appropriate standards and minimize duplication with
services provided outside the department. Represent the department and
department users in interactions with other campus providers.
Potentially, although not necessarily immediately upon starting this
position, oversee all department-level IT infrastructure; manage and
supervise IT staff supporting Linux, MacOS and Windows users; assure all
staff are fulfilling our goal of providing exceptional customer-service
oriented support at the highest standard; develop evidence-based
reporting for planning and budget recommendations; monitor all
expenditures and prepare proposals for capital and operating budgets;
and recommend personnel actions including hiring, performance
appraisals, promotions and vacation schedules.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities
and duties required of personnel so classified.
MINIMUM HIRING SPECIFICATIONS
At least a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, computer
science, or related field or equivalent course work and technical training.
At least 10 years experience in computer support environment that
includes Unix systems administration, networking and desk-top support.
Expert knowledge of Unix/Linux with at least 5 years of experience
administering an OpenAFS/Kerberos 5 based Unix computing infrastructure.
Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Experienced Unix systems administrator and network services
administrator. In depth knowledge of infrastructure services such as
SunGrid clustering, Samba, Email (Sendmail/Postfix), Apache, MySQL,
DDNS, DHCP, Networked Printing (CUPS), Firewalls, (IPTables), Private
Subnets and Network Routing, NAT, and Network Security methods
Excellent knowledge of Windows and MacOS operating systems.
Customer-service oriented. Outstanding person skills, preferably with
demonstrated ability to lead IT support team. Ability to develop vision
for IT services in the future in a dynamic academic environment.
Supervision, management and financial planning background preferred.
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