This position is dual-posted at the Systems Administrator 2 and 3 levels.
Under general direction, develop, install, configure, optimize, and maintain integrity of the operating system environment.
The Digital Library Systems & Services directorate of Stanford Libraries is seeking an experienced engineer to join an existing team of experts. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Stanford, CA. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with development teams and other stakeholders as part of an Agile environment to develop, deploy and scale mission critical applications.
Digital Library Systems & Services (DLSS) is the directorate of Stanford Libraries charged with developing and maintaining the digital presence of the libraries. We develop applications that support the discovery, dissemination and preservation of library collections - both physical and born digital. The position is part of the operations group - the team of engineers, analysts and librarians tasked with supporting the development teams and maintaining the online presence of the libraries. This includes the ILS, discovery environment and other applications, storage and backup systems, and our local virtual machine infrastructure.
Build, install, configure, analyze, tune, and troubleshoot operating system to achieve optimum performance levels.
Resolve difficult system problems and provide consultation or training.
Configure and assist in the design of system and network security.
Manage hardware, software, and utilities for installation, modification, troubleshooting, maintenance, and upgrades of operating systems and workstation environments.
Monitor and analyze resource usage to recommend/develop enhancements to system capabilities and performance.
Compare, evaluate, and implement new technologies, and integrate systems into the computing environment.
Document systems infrastructure for users, support and consulting personnel, and developers.
Train personnel who provide support and consulting services to users.
Act as liaison with various departments across campus.
Facilitate vendor relationships.
At level 3:
Engage in long-term strategic planning with regard to systems development and integration.
Conceptualize and implement systems within broad technical or structural frameworks.
Perform capacity planning for system configuration, software services, network services, load distribution, and service interrelationships among computer systems.
Act as a technical expert or lead for local computer system administration. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Other Relevant Experience May Include: ? Able to build, deploy and maintain production Linux stacks (Redhat/CentOS and Ubuntu) on VMWare and physical servers. ? Can configure servers and applications using Puppet, Cobbler and Git.
Able to use Terraform and Python scripts to manage AWS deployments. ? Able to perform typical Linux systems administration tasks via bash scripting. ? Able to use concepts such as infrastructure as code, Agile methodology, and CI/CD tools to support multiple development teams. ? Willingness to be on call approximately 1 week in 7 for production systems.
At level 3:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Experience with multiple types of operating systems or expert knowledge in one.
Experience with managing an integrated computing environment.
Experience with networked environments.
Experience with network storage solutions.
Demonstrated knowledge of security protocols.
Ability to manage shared resources and perform moderately complex tasks.
Ability to work well independently and as a team member.
Ability to train to others in applications and operating system fundamentals.
Experience with middleware and infrastructure.
At level 3:
Experience with complex multi-system platforms and vendors.
Experience coordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computing facilities.
Experience developing/implementing a business continuation and disaster recovery plan.
Proven ability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs.
Expert ability to program in multiple programming languages in multiple operating systems.
Proven ability to lead and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a team environment.
Advanced knowledge of security trends and best practices.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: ? Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.? Frequently sitting. ? Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. ? Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
WORKING CONDITIONS: ? Exposed to high voltage electricity, noise >80dB TWA, confined spaces, hot temperatures, heavy metals. ? Extended hours and weekends. WORK STANDARDS: ? Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. ? Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates a commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. ? Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
Location: University Libraries, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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