[TriLUG] TriLUG] Looking for Embeddable Redhat-based Distro

Brown, Tara M. browntm at wfu.edu
Tue Sep 1 11:07:15 EDT 2009


Wake Forest University is currently recruiting for a Senior Systems
Administrator-Linux.  If you know of anyone that might be interested,
please let me know.  Below is a summary of the position, and the
benefits that Wake Forest has to offer.  Applications are accepted at

Position Description:
Works with minimal supervision in a team environment. Performs system
administration and systems engineering tasks including system design,
development, testing, implementation, and regular system maintenance.
Serves as technical team lead and/or project manager as assigned.
Remains up to date and knowledgeable about systems administration
standards and best practices.    

Essential Functions  
*Serves as subject matter expert for operating system administration
tasks including system design, development, testing, implementation and
regular system maintenance. 
*Shares technical knowledge with peers and trains them on systems
related processes. 
*Provides technical leadership for the university. 
*Ensures confidentiality, integrity and availability of information
assets through system security management processes. 
*Implements a defined strategy and plan for server infrastructure and
ensures that changes are controlled in line with the organization's
change management procedure. 
*Designs and implements procedures for backup, restoration and
monitoring of systems, applications, data and documentation. 
*Develops and maintains documentation and procedures for system
administration activities. 
*Solves system-related end-user problems/requests in an escalated
support environment. 
*Performs other related duties as assigned.    

Bachelor's degree with specialized training in the field of information
technology required, plus a minimum of five years experience in the IT
field with at least three years experience performing systems
administration duties. An equivalent combination of education and
experience may be accepted. 
*Linux Server system management skills required. 
*Knowledge of cfengine and open source software preferred. 
*Ability to manage and administer the above systems with minimal
supervision and with strong attention to security and to operational
*Operational knowledge of Oracle and MS SQL is preferred. 
*Knowledge of fundamental networking concepts, including TCP/IP, DNS,
DHCP, ICMP, and WINS required. 
*Knowledge of common Internet application protocols, including SMTP,
SNMP, HTTP, SSL, NFS and TCP required. 
*Knowledge of enterprise storage platforms such as SAN or NAS preferred.

*Familiarity with scripting languages such as Shell, Batch, Perl or
Python required. 
*Effective oral and written communication skills 
*Must have effective project management and technical team management
*Knowledge of superior customer service standards and practices. 
*Availability to work after hours and/or weekends and on-call, as
specified by supervisor.    

Physical Requirements  
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a
negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry,
push, pull or otherwise move objects. This includes occasional hardware
installation or maintenance. May also require rerouting, adding or
removing network cables behind furniture or under raised flooring.
Talking, hearing, fingering, grasping, repetitive motions. Close visual
acuity. May be required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. Not
substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.    

Wake Forest University:
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated
to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional
education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top
thirty national universities. With 4,300 undergraduates and 2,200
graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ration is 10:1.
Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual
community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities
and an active athletics community. From its founding, the university
adopted the motto "pro humanitate" which is exemplified by a deep
institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the
world. For quick facts about the University, go to

A comprehensive and affordable benefits package is available to
employees. The University offers a myriad of other benefits in addition
to the traditional benefits package which includes medical, dental,
vision, retirement contribution, life insurance and disability
protection. Flexible spending accounts are available for healthcare
expenses and dependent care expenses.  Legal plan, eldercare, and a
generous tuition benefit for employees and their dependents are among
some of the other attractive benefits available.  Wake Forest offers a
generous and flexible paid time off (PTO) program that includes five
weeks of PTO, a break over the winter holiday, and eight additional
holidays.  Throughout the year, employees have the ability to experience
the many cultural events that take place on campus.  The Professional
Development Center is dedicated to offering free opportunities to grow
professionally and personally.  Discounts are available to many sporting
events and employees have free access to the athletic facilities on
campus.  To review Wake Forest's benefits in full detail, visit

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - part of the
beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of
more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live
in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state's "City
of the Arts," Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences
ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals.
The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on
national surveys. 

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks
applications and nominations from women and minorities. Wake Forest
seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the
excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied
disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  To apply
for a position today visit www.wfu.edu/hr/careers .

Tara Brown
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Human Resources
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
browntm at wfu.edu
p. 336.758.4378
f. 336.758.1627

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