Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia University Libraries seeks a motivated and collaborative Systems Engineer to join the Unix Systems Group in the Libraries Information Technology (LIT) division.
Reporting to the Senior Systems Engineer, the Systems Engineer will design, develop and deploy Unix server and storage systems and perform maintenance and security updates as required. Additionally, the incumbent will document and provide support for a variety of innovative projects and services within the Libraries as well as collaborate on specialized projects with various departments across the organization as needed.
Detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Designing, installing, documenting, monitoring, optimizing, and maintaining Linux (primarily CentOS) servers. - Monitoring, troubleshooting, and documenting some Linux servers maintained by CUIT. - Modifying, testing, implementing, troubleshooting, and documenting both vendor-supplied and in-house applications on servers. - Managing security policies, access permissions and disaster recovery for mission-critical data on servers and desktop systems. - Collaborating on projects and related activities with other units, Columbia University IT (CUIT), other schools and departments at Columbia, and outside institutions. - Performing other duties as assigned.
As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic multicultural intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse, collegial and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, leadership, collaboration and professionalism.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.
General Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, and a minimum two years' related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - Knowledge of Unix/Linux environment. - Strong verbal and written communication skills. - Knowledge of programming principles and at least one higher-level programming language. - Must be able to balance priorities and meet deadlines on multiple tasks. - Commitment to supporting and working in a diverse environment.
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience with CentOS, cloud services (AWS), virtualization (xen, vmware), configuration management (Saltstack, Ansible), Python, relational databases, storage management, source control (git), web services (nginx/apache, haproxy, varnish).
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_174932
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.