Senior Systems Engineer (Linux Engineer)

University of Vermont   Burlington, VT   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on June 27, 2024
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Senior Systems Engineer (Linux Engineer)

The University of Vermont (UVM) is looking for a senior level System Engineer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for growth and development, working with the latest Linux technologies and supporting security-focused initiatives in a fast-paced 24x7 production data center environment.

The initial focus of this position will be helping design and deploy Secure Enclaves following industry standards like NIST 800-171 in support of our growing research initiatives. Skills with Splunk, IDPS or next-gen firewalls, advanced logging and alerting are all desirable for the success of our project.

As a crucial member of the Infrastructure Team within the Systems Architecture & Administration department, you'll work collaboratively to configure and maintain hundreds of Linux servers and petabytes of SAN storage that support all aspects of server computing at UVM, including research, academic, and administrative functions. In this role, you'll utilize your automation skills to create scripts that manage and monitor services, ensuring consistent configuration across services and thousands of users. You'll also play a key role in system tuning, troubleshooting, capacity planning, business continuity, and system documentation, backed by a team of skilled systems engineers to ensure smooth operations. With your attention to detail and good judgment, you'll make sure that any changes to system-level software are carefully planned to reduce negative impacts for our users.

We are looking for the right person to join our team and are willing to hire at a mid-career or senior level, with a salary commensurate to experience. If you are ready to take your career to the next level, apply for this exciting opportunity as a Systems Engineer today!

Apply here: https://go.uvm.edu/ise24

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field and five years of systems administration experience in a large-scale complex server environment are required. Four additional years of experience can substitute for the degree.
  • Expertise with Linux, preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Thorough understanding of core networking concepts, including experience with network and systems debugging.
  • Advanced skills with Python or PowerShell.
  • Competency with software version control (git).
  • Proficiency with virtualization technologies such as VMware vSphere.
  • Proven track record of deploying reliable and secure Internet-facing services for large organizations.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Effective communication skills and collaborative teamwork.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with large-scale IDPS or NGFW systems.
  • Experience with implementation and management of security standards (such as NIST 800-171), and familiarization with NSPM-33 requirements.
  • Configuration management experience (Ansible, etc.).
  • Experience with SIEM/logging solutions such as Splunk.
  • Experience working with vulnerability management solutions and remediation of identified vulnerabilities.
  • Expertise with large-scale filesystem and storage environments.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) expertise, ideally VMware Horizon, or other application virtualization technologies.
  • Experience working at an academic institution.

About UVM:

The University of Vermont is a comprehensive research university comprising eight schools and colleges, and offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding benefits including tuition remission, and a superior academic workplace. Burlington is consistently recognized for its quality of life, from four-season outdoor recreation to cultural events.

Eligible employees can participate in the UVM’s comprehensive benefits program, which includes the following:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary 403b retirement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days in your first year, plus 15 additional paid holidays per year
  • Family Support including Paid Parental Leave
  • Wellness programs (Employee Assistance Program, mental health and well-being events)
  • Tuition remission
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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