Systems Engineer (UNIX)
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries
Baltimore, Maryland

Essential Responsibilities

Primary responsibility for installation, maintenance, and security of
all Unix systems and peripheral devices.  Includes, but not limited to:
●	Operating system installation, upgrades, and patches
●	Installing, upgrading, and maintaining server hardware and
peripheral devices (disk arrays, tape libraries)
●	Maintaining storage area network switches and devices
●	Disk array/storage design, formatting, and allocation
●	Monitoring health of servers and services
●	System user management (create, delete, update users on the
●	Management of system backup and restoration
●	Writing and maintaining Unix shell scripts as needed
●	Performance tuning
●	Installing and maintaining small to mid-range UPS equipment

Primary responsibility for installation, management, maintenance, and
security of infrastructure services and software.  Includes, but not
limited to:
●	DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SSH, FTP, and SMB services and software
●	Host-based firewall technology such as IPTables or IPF
●	Backup system software and services
●	Web servers, Servlet containers, J2EE containers
●	MySQL and PostgreSQL database software
●	Manage/maintain license agreements for infrastructure software

Serves as the point of contact for software and hardware vendors and
vendor's technical support staff. Actively participate in the analysis
and planning of Unix systems and services, including recommending server
configurations and purchasing. Participation in the Systems Office
on-call plan - includes being available by cell phone and participating
in the on-call pager rotation.

Qualifications and Requirements

●	3 - 5 years experience as a Unix systems administrator
●	Working knowledge of and experience with shell scripting and
●	Working knowledge of LAN protocols and TCP/IP
●	Working knowledge of and experience with host-based firewalls
●	Experience administering any or all of:
-Web server software
-DNS and DHCP server software
-Database server software
●	Ability to clearly document systems and procedures
●	Strong oral and written communication skills
●	Ability to work independently
●	Bachelor's degree


●	Experience with striping and mirroring disk storage with Veritas
Volume Manager
●	Experience with Solaris (SPARC/x86) and RedHat/Fedora Core
●	Experience with storage area network switches and technology
●	Specific experience administering any or all of:
	-MySQL and/or PostgreSQL
	-ISC DHCP and/or BIND
	-LDAP (OpenLDAP or other LDAP software)
	-Apache Tomcat Servlet container or Jboss J2EE container
●	Experience administering Cisco network switches
●	Familiarity with

The position is located at service-oriented, team-based and
result-driven Library Systems department. The position will interact
with the Sheridan Libraries Library Digital Program (LDP) and Center for
Educational and Resources (CER). The position will liaise with Johns
Hopkins central IT (IT @ JH) as primary point of contact related to UNIX
server administration issues.

The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and
its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the George Peabody
Library, and the Albert D. Hutzler Undergraduate Reading Room. Its
primary constituency is the students and faculty in the schools of Arts
& Sciences, Engineering, and Professional Studies in Business &
Education. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a
leader in the innovative application of information technology and has
implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs.
The Sheridan Libraries are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic
goal of the Libraries is to 'work toward achieving diversity when
recruiting new and promoting existing staff.' The Libraries prize
initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information
on the Sheridan Libraries, visit 

The University’s Job Application website is located at Please complete application, attach
resume, and apply for position # 27602
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note that only online applications will be accepted.  For assistance,
please call 410-516-8048. We offer a competitive salary and excellent
benefits including tuition assistance for staff and dependents in a
smoke-free, drug-free environment.  Benefits overview may be viewed at .  (AA/EOE)