Job posting: Library sysadmin at Johns Hopkins University

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Created: March 5, 2007


We are hiring a unix sysadmin, at Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries in Baltimore MD. We'd really like to find somebody good (who wouldn't?), so please feel free to share this with anyone you know who might be interested. We currently run RedHat and Solaris both (a piece of information a potential applicant may be interested in, but which I don't think is actually in the posting!).

Requisition #: 27602 Job Title: Systems Engineer

General Description: Position will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and security of all UNIX systems and peripheral devices. Responsibilities include, but are 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 systems); Management of system backup and restoration; Writing and maintaining Unix shell scripts as needed; Performance tuning; and Installing and

Position will also be responsible for the installation, management, maintenance, and security of infrastructure services and software, which includes 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; and managing and maintaining license agreements for infrastructure software. Position serves as the point of contact for software and hardware vendors and vendor's technical support staff; actively participates in the analysis and planning of Unix systems and services, including recommending server configurations and purchasing; and serves as the liaison to the University IT community on issues related to Unix and systems administration. Position will participate in the Systems Office 24x7 on-call plan – includes being available by cell phone and participating in the on-call pager rotation.

The position is located at service-oriented, team-based and result-driven Library Systems department. 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. 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.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 3 – 5 years experience as a UNIX systems administrator (additional directly related experience may substitute for degree requirement); working knowledge of and experience with shell scripting and programming, LAN protocols and TCP/IP, and host-based firewalls. Must have experience administering any or all of: Web server software, DNS and DHCP server software, Database server software, Samba. Requires the ability to clearly document systems and procedures; have strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with striping and mirroring disk storage with VERITAS Volume Manager, experience with Solaris (SPARC/x86) and RedHat/Fedora Core Linux; Experience with storage area network switches and technology; Specific experience administering any or all of: - NFS, OpenSSH, WU-FTPD, 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 - XML, HTML, PHP.

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-- Jonathan Rochkind Sr. Programmer/Analyst The Sheridan Libraries Johns Hopkins University 410.516.8886 rochkind (at)

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