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The School of Engineering & Technology (SET) at the University of Washington Tacoma has an opportunity for a System Administrator (Senior Computer Specialist).
SET was originally established as the Institute of Technology in 2001 to provide a polytechnic school to service the State of Washington. Originally offering degrees in Computer Science, SET has grown to also offer degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology. It will be offering degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
SET is a vibrant and rapidly growing school that is guided by the campus core values of excellence, community, diversity, and innovation in the South Puget Sound region. We expect our faculty and staff to have a strong commitment to working with underrepresented populations and enhancing the diversity of STEM education.
Working under the direction of the SET Director of Operations, the duties of the System Administrator will include:
Supporting and developing virtual computing/networking environment for learning/research
Assisting in purchase of SET lab computing/networking infrastructure and course equipment
Installing, configuring, and updating operating systems, database systems, and applications
Supporting computing/networking infrastructure in SET labs and server rooms
Guiding and supporting technology used in faculty research
Working with campus IT staff to support classroom computing needs of various SET courses
Monitoring and improving systems, web, applications, and network security
Managing SET native computing resources required for learning/research
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field) and two or more years of system and network administration support experience or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Proficiency with administering both Windows and Linux client and server systems
Proficiency with Windows batch and Linux shell scripts, Perl programs, HTML, and SQL
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
Cultivate positive working relationships with staff, faculty, and management
Outstanding knowledge of software maintenance
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals
Experience with coding in PHP, Apache Ant, AutoIT Script, and Python
Ability to manage FirebirdSQL, SQL Server, MariaDB/MySQL, Postgres, and other DBMSes, including connecting via clients and programmatically (JDBC/ODBC)
Experience with various file systems (ZFS, EXT4, NTFS), iSCSI configuration and connecting
Knowledge of disk partition management, cloning and wiping techniques
Experience with Xymon and RequestTracker
Knowledge of event log utility and management, including Splunk
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
General computer classrooms and labs, Engineering labs. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Servers and some equipment are accessed in confined spaces.
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