Linux System Engineer

Security, Linux administration, Networking, Puppet, Python, Research, Scripting, Information security, Insurance, Kubernetes, LESS, Linux, Self motivated, Configuration management, Education, Health care, IaaS, Infrastructure, Ansible, Automation, Bash, Chef, Collaboration, Configuration, DevOps, Software development, Training, VMware, Virtual machines, Virtualization
Full Time
$95,000 - $105,000
Work from home available

Job Description

Position Overview:

At the University of Minnesota, we are dedicated to changing lives through education, research, and outreach. The University Information Security department (UIS) offers a diverse environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. We seek an experienced individual to join the UIS team and take primary responsibility for designing, building, and maintaining our Linux infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with technical curiosity, interest in DevOps concepts, and a drive to learn new skills. This position requires the ability to maintain confidentiality and communicate effectively with technical and non-technical people.

 We Offer:

  • University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately.
  • 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays.
  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
  • Free disability insurance.
  • Annual merit increase program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, maintain, and monitor security infrastructure including maintenance of Linux servers and various network devices.
  • Utilize configuration management tools and automation techniques to continuously improve the efficiency of system management.
  • Monitor system performance to maximize uptime and plan for growth.
  • Recommend and implement standards, procedures, and controls to ensure the security and reliability of UIS infrastructure.
  • Serve as the Linux subject matter expert and provide procedural and technical guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

*Please document qualifications on resume.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four years of professional Linux system administration experience.
  • Combination of education, training, and experience in a technology related field totaling eight years (e.g., Bachelor’s degree in a technical field plus 4 years of work experience).
  • Professional experience with programming or scripting languages such as bash, python, or similar.
  • Professional experience installing and maintaining physical and/or virtual servers
  • Experience with or knowledge of one or more of the following:
  • Networking concepts, protocols, and services.
  • One or more common configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • Management of virtualization infrastructure, such as VMware, Kubernetes, or equivalent.
  • Configuration and management of cloud infrastructure.


The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer committed to  attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

Dice Id : RTL90967
Position Id : 341252
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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