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Apply now Job no: 93386-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Linux Systems Administrator

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 11, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's Degree Required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Experience
1. A minimum of 5 years work experience in administering networked Linux computer systems
2. Experience configuring and maintaining core services such as Kerberos, LDAP, DNS, NFS, DHCP, Samba, etc
3. Experience configuring and maintaining Apache web servers
4. Experience maintaining storage solutions for handling terabyte data sets and larger
5. Experience with scripting languages (Python, Perl, shell)
6. Experience configuring and maintaining virtual machines
7. Experience with configuration management tools for Linux (cfengine, SALT, Tivoli/BigFix)
8. Experience with system monitoring and data collection tools for Linux (SNMP, Zabbix, Cacti)
9. Strong documentation skills
10. Ability to work as part of a coordinated team with other Linux, Windows, and MacOS system administrators

Preferred Experience
1. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and macOS
2. Familiarity with Condor
3. Knowledge of best security practices, especially where they impact HIPAA and the handling of PHI

License or Certificate:


Position Summary:

The Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics is a dynamic basic science department within the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. The faculty and resarch staff collaborate with investigators throughout SMPH and across campus. The successful applicant for this position will will play a key role in developing, implementing, and maintaining high-end research computing environments to support a widely varied research enterprise. The successful applicant will partner with Biomedical Computing Group (BCG) and research faculty to develop computer operations systems software, data communications, and utilities across one or more machine environments.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:



Tina Manke
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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