Senior Linux AWS Infrastructure Administrator (0520)
University of California
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Involves serving as the technical administrator for hardware, operating
systems, and network management. Plans and coordinates the
installation, configuration and testing of hardware and software
components. Work may involve central or departmental
computer systems and networks. Includes web systems administration.
Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and
recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires
analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May
manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering
policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.
Applies advanced systems infrastructure concepts and organizational objectives
to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires
an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Selects
methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain
results. Gives presentations to associated team and other
technical units. Evaluates new technologies including
performing moderate to complex cost/benefit analyses.
Interacts with multiple levels of management. May lead a
team of systems/infrastructure professionals. Performs
advanced system administration and troubleshooting tasks, as and individual
and part of a team. Delegates and mentors as
appropriate. Maintains a good understanding of current
trends and best practices within the information technology
arena. Acts as a technical resource to other staff members
and provides excellent technical support to the organization.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
At least 7 years experience working as UNIX\Linux system administrator,
including at least 2 years working in a senior position.
At least 2 years experience working in the Amazon AWS environment, including
experience with AWS Linux system administration and management of AWS
infrastructure services (EC2, EBS, S3).
Advanced experience writing and editing the most complex scripts used to
perform system maintenance and administration.
Understanding of system performance monitoring and actions that can be taken
to improve or correct performance. Knowledge of the design, development and
application of technology and systems to meet business needs.
General knowledge of other areas of IT. Thorough
understanding of and experience with systems-related issues and actions that
can be taken to improve or correct performance.
Demonstrated skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve
user needs. Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of how
system management actions affect other systems, system users and
Demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills and abilities associated with system
problem identification and resolution. Experience with
design, configuration, operation, repair, and tuning of technology systems.
Advanced knowledge of computer security best practices and policies including
demonstrated experience securing most complex server-based software.
Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a
clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a
team. Demonstrates problem-solving
skills. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Understanding of change management best-practices and the importance of change
control in maintaining highly-available systems and services.
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