Job Title: IT Senior Associate, Levels 1-3 (Provisional) - Senior Linux Administrator
Job ID: 21062
Location: Central Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
I.T. Senior Associates perform highly complex professional work in technology-related disciplines. While areas of specialization vary, typically I.T. Senior Associates perform a range of work in development/programming, communications, technical support, or similar functions depending on the needs of the Information Technology area to which they report. Work tasks include diagnosing, evaluating, overseeing and resolving highly complex projects. They have wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment and may serve in lead roles on complex programs or projects, and/or serve as a direct supervisor of a unit or group.
I.T. Senior Associates should demonstrate mastery of one or more technology-related disciplines, decision-making ability in situations related to those disciplines, and be able to serve as a resource in these areas. They may contribute to decisions on I.T. policies and technical standards.
This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service. The full specification is available on our web site at http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ohrm/hros/classification/ccsjobs.html
IT Senior Associate
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) support the IT and telecommunications needs of CUNY's 24 colleges. CIS supports enterprise IT and applications; develops new technologies that advance University's core mission; builds, upgrades and maintains the University's network; operates the University's Data Center and help desk; develops disaster recovery and business continuity plans; and leads the CUNYfirst Enterprise Resource Planning Project (ERP), which integrates 25 university systems, covering student administration, financial management, and human resources. Within CIS, the Systems, Storage, and Virtualization unit maintains and develops the service platforms for applications shared across the University.
Reporting to the Windows and Linux Systems Manager, the Senior Linux Systems Administrator will administer the Linux environment and deploy peripheral services in order to gain efficiency, maintain high availability servers, and reduce the need for physical hardware.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Administers physical and virtual Red Hat Linux servers, including server deployment, kernel compilation, operating system patching, component installation and configuration, and updating packages.
Manages servers in development, testing, and production environments, and web/application/database tiers while adhering to proper change management and security procedures.
Manages the provisioning and deactivation of user accounts and authorizations.
Oversees troubleshooting and quickly resolves performance issues such as resource contention, I/O bottlenecks, and network connectivity.
Performs regular audits of system and application security, and implements corrective action as required.
Represents the Systems group on selected CIS-wide committees and discussion groups pertaining to systems and applications.
Architects and designs systems that fulfill business requirements of various departments.
Identifies and remedies inefficiencies with systems and procedures.
Delivers server tuning for application performance and capacity.
Performs related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
An equivalent of ten years of experience post-high school that can be met by one of the following: ten years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology related position; an Associate's degree plus eight years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution plus six years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position
Demonstrated English Language proficiency
A Motor Vehicle Driver's license, valid in New York State, may be required for some, but not all positions.
This title has three levels. In addition to the minimum qualifications above, To qualify for Levels 2 and 3, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.
Preferred Qualifications Include:
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or higher.
Experience in deploying and managing servers in a VMWare ESX virtual environment.
Working knowledge with automation/management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, GitHub, and RedHat Satellite.
Experience scripting with shell, Ruby, Python, PHP, Bash, or Perl.
Working ability to secure a server using IPtables and SELinux.
Experience designing and administering high available/loadbalanced systems.
Working knowledge of DNS, SNMP, LDAP, SSH, and certificate management.
Applied technical knowledge in troubleshooting, system integration, and migration of Linux and/or Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Proactive and detail-oriented with a high aptitude for solving complex problems and rendering sound resolutions.
Ability to work productively as an individual contributor and collaboratively as a team member in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, customer-responsive, and team-oriented environment.
Level 1: $89,508
Level 2: $97,646
Level 3: $107,412
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.
The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
Open until filled with review of applications to begin September 11, 2019.
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Information Technology/Technical
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 21062
About CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 270,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 25 campuses across New York City. The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty. Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs. Today, CUNY faculty and staff continue to benefit New York City — as well as the entire nation — by serving as policy exper...ts to business and government, advisers to nonprofit institutions, civic organizations and community groups. Students, too, are strongly encouraged to experience the cultural, educational and community-based opportunities of the five boroughs, through a network of internships and fellowships, to embracing the city as their campus.