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Systems Administrator II

Apply now Job no: 496114
Department: Business & Infrastructure Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Information Technology
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Systems Administrator II
Salary/Grade: Full-time/Salaried

We are looking for an accomplished and creative Systems Administrator to join our Linux Team. This Systems Administrator will reliably manage infrastructure and integrated services that support Miami University’s academic, research and business missions.
If you are a Linux systems administrator who enjoys developing infrastructure as code, cloud and datacenter operations, and building reliable, flexible infrastructure with a purpose, this is the job for you! As a Linux systems administrator if you enjoy exploring new technologies and conducting controlled experimentation within the system infrastructure realm you will excel in this role.
Our Linux systems administrators work collaboratively as a team to diagnose problems and transform our infrastructure. We are a learning-based team that supports individuals to better their skills through guided experienced-based learning in service to the University. Our team culture encourages communication between staff.


Duties/Physical Demands:

You will perform the following:
• Linux system administration and configuration within the command line
• Incident management, service requests, and change management
• Linux-based scripting and automation using tools like bash and Puppet
• Working collaboratively as part of a team of systems administrators
Reporting to the Manager of Enterprise Database & Systems Operation. You'll work with a team of Linux systems administrators. As a member of this team your responsibilities can include a broad range of infrastructure:
• AWS with Terraform automation
• Server automation service.
• Enterprise alerting and logging systems
• VMware vSAN Cluster
• Server infrastructure for our enterprise database services
• Enterprise backup
• Infrastructure for our CI/CD services.
• Enterprise storage
• High-performance compute cluster
You will serve in an on-call rotation and carry a smartphone. Otherwise normal working hours.
You will be asked to perform other duties as assigned
Additional opportunities for involvement within the University include:
• Opportunity to teach one credit-bearing course per semester with departmental approval, if you so choose
• Engaging with student clubs as an advisor
• Contribute as a guest lecturer in a course


Minimum Qualifications:

• Require a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Require at least 2 years of experience demonstrating a progression in Linux system administrator experience.
• Require experience writing and developing scripts or other programing-based automation of system administration tasks.
• You must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law, refugee asylee.
Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted. Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.


Desired Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
• General experience with systems administration support and problem resolution on current flavors of Linux operating system
• General experience administering many physical and virtual Linux servers in a complex and heterogeneous environment
• Experience working with incident and change management procedures
• Working understanding of cloud infrastructure including AWS
• Working understanding of enterprise-class networking, including VLANs, routing, and firewall principals.
• Experience with administration of VMware virtualization infrastructure
• General experience with Linux server automation, using tools like Puppet and Foreman
• Experience with object-oriented programing
• General experience with the use of an enterprise backup solution
Industry Certifications: VMware VCAx, Linux+, Puppet Certification, AWS Certification


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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Special Instructions to Applicants:



EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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