San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on Friday, January 3, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by Thursday, January 2, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The senior systems administrator/applications analyst understands IT infrastructure from an enterprise perspective and has the ability to provide solutions that address Library initiatives and projects, with a specific focus on high availability. He/she must be able to design, evaluate and troubleshoot a variety of systems, services and applications including enterprise architecture. He/she must have a strong knowledge of various network security components; their integration with enterprise IT systems and the implications of improperly configured devices.
The senior systems administrator/applications analyst must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with technical and functional team members to translate both user and department requirements into working application functionality.
This position works with minimal supervision and receives project assignments from the lead of the servers/applications team. Primary responsibilities include server design, administration and application programming support of major systems on large scale Linux and Windows platforms running on VMware infrastructure. The incumbent will be responsible for our Library and Academic systems, supporting faculty, staff and students running a wide range of services.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $8,800 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,249 - $12,100 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation.
To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in operating systems programs, maintenance, and systems administration features is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field, or equivalent technical training and/or experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Senior Operating Systems Analyst include a working knowledge of the assigned computer operating systems, systems analysis, and systems-level programming.
Specialized Skills Required
Extensive experience (10+ years) with various Linux distros (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, openSUSE). Well versed with the Linux or UNIX CLI.
Fluency in programming/scripting skills for automation in at least two of Bash, Ruby, Perl, Python. Knowledge of using at least one of the configuration tools such as Ansible, Chef, and Puppet.
Profound knowledge of various databases including: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL. Build and maintain websites and databases using PHP with SQL, MySQl, and Oracle.
Extensive experience with VMware; vSAN, SAN, NAS storage.
Ability to evaluate critical systems, prioritize work, and determine solutions.
Intermediate or higher skill sets in Windows Servers, Active Directory, GPOs.
High Knowledge of systems architecture and licensing.
Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information.
Experience with automated configuration management (Puppet, Chef, etc.)
Solid understanding of transport protocols, routing protocols, and security/authentication protocols at all layers of the OSI model with emphasis on TCP/IP is essential.
Integrating with cloud computing platforms such as AWS and Azure.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering.
More than 5 years of experience designing and maintaining enterprise-class IT servers and systems in a virtualized environment.
Experience working with networks and connectivity in a complex environment with firewalls, proxies etc.
Experience with Git/GitHub, Kubernetes, Docker.
Knowledge of cloud technology (AWS, Azure)
Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke free campus.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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