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Systems Administrator/Systems Administrator Sr.

 


University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Systems Administrator/Systems Administrator Sr.

Job Profile Title
Systems Administrator Senior

Job Description Summary
The Information Security & Unix Systems (ISUS) group at the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) seeks a Devops Engineer with Linux systems experience who enjoys working on real-world faculty research and has a passion for developing solutions with new technologies. This position writes and maintains code that streamlines deployment, performance monitoring, and security audits of our projects in AWS. Our team is replacing legacy Linux systems with native AWS solutions, so the Devops Engineer must be able to navigate and manipulate data and services on those systems.

Job Description

DUTIES:

We are looking to hire at the level of Systems Administrator or Sr. Systems Administrator. For a hire at the Systems Administrator level, the Devops Engineer will perform Linux systems programming work and build new services in AWS based on templates developed by our senior technologists. They will also propose new templates and functionality where appropriate. They will be responsible for maintaining backups and alerting systems, and will contribute to system security design and incident response. They will work with change management tools to implement changes across multiple systems. They monitor and manage system performance, and lead individual projects and serve as subject matter expert on some technologies.

For a hire at the Sr. Systems Administrator level, the Devops Engineer will meet directly with faculty and staff to gather requirements for computing services. They will establish cloud services configuration or server/app configuration as appropriate. They will design system security and incident response procedures including the use of host-based firewalls and VPC. They will develop scripts for use across systems, and modify and improve change management processes. The Sr. Systems Administrator/Devops Engineer will implement interfaces among services, plan update/upgrade strategy, implement secure data stores, and manage system performance in response to changing environments and usage patterns. They will lead multiple server projects and serve as subject matter expert on multiple technologies

The Systems Administrator/Sr. Systems Administrator should be a person who strives to automate routine tasks using bash and python and work in a collaborative environment where communication is key to sharing knowledge and making system improvements. They should enjoy working on a team where they provide assistance to first-tier support staff who support end-users on our systems, as well as providing technical consulting and end-user Linux support.

This position is part of a larger team of Linux system administrators who also design and manage on-premises HPC systems for compute-intensive research, and participates in the ISUS on-call rotation. This includes basic system-level support and hardware health monitoring for on-premises HPC clusters as well as on-call support for all systems supported by the ISUS team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Systems Administrator:

Bachelor's Degree and at least 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

The successful candidate has Linux systems programming skills and a working knowledge of AWS services, especially EC2, S3, IAM, and CloudFront.

They work collaboratively with faculty, graduate students, research staff, and their SAS Computing colleagues. They are passionate about the research and academic mission of SAS; they are ready to make a difference through teamwork, ingenuity, and the power of open source.

Experience with Python, Bash, and Git is strongly preferred. Interest or experience in application development or full-stack engineering is a plus.

The expected salary range for the Systems Administrator position is $50,684 to $94,538.

Sr. Systems Administrator:

Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

The successful candidate has advanced linux systems programming skills and a working knowledge of AWS services, especially EC2, S3, IAM, and CloudFront.

They work collaboratively with faculty, graduate students, research staff, and their SAS Computing colleagues. They are passionate about the research and academic mission of SAS; they are ready to make a difference through teamwork, ingenuity, and the power of open source.

They can manage and track a large number of ongoing projects simultaneously, working with their teammates to triage problems and execute solutions.

Experience with Python, Bash, and Git is strongly preferred. Interest or experience in application development or full-stack engineering is a plus.

The expected salary range for the Sr. Systems Administrator position is $59,703 to $114,270.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Participation in On-Call rotation

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $168,837.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

 

 

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.




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