Linux Development Support Engineer

Los Angeles
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Created: April 7, 2016



The UCLA Library Digital Initiatives and Information Technology organization recently created a new Development Support team whose focus will be serving the needs of the Library's developers and operations groups.

We have two openings for Linux Development Support Engineers to be a part of this brand-new team.

Who You Are

We are looking for Senior Linux System Administrators candidates with backgrounds in supporting development teams and project managers. We'll be working on creating continuous integration methods, using configuration management tools, developing infrastructures in in-house virtual infrastructures and in clouds services (like Amazon).

We value candidates' communication, organization, documentation, and overall "soft skills" just as high, if not more so, than technical abilities.

Who We Are

What's great about this position is the autonomy we have to create environments that serve the vision of the Library. We are a fun IT organization with many interesting projects. We support websites that host collections of materials where our Library has the only copies of the images, audio, and video in the entire world. We are working through challenges for how to preserve terabytes of data where if they're lost, there's no getting them back.

The Library is a place where we learn something new every day, and is an awesome place to come to work.

Job Details

Both openings are full-time career roles within the Library.

This is an on-site position. Occasional telecommuniting can be accomodated, however working in our Library IT offices is a requirement.

Summary of Qualifications

BS degree, or equivalent, and 5 to 7 years experience in design, configuration, operation, repair and tuning of Linux systems.

Superb oral and written communication skills including ability to explain the operation and use of systems to both technical and non-technical end-users, customer departments and unit heads.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities associated with system problem identification and resolution.
Demonstrated knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux server administration, including security best practices and policies.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge in setting up and maintaining monitoring systems (Nagios).
Knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Apache HTTPD, MySQL administration, PHP, and Java/Tomcat applications, OpenSSL and certificates.
Knowledge of scripting languages (Bash, Perl, Python).
Knowledge of version control systems (Git) and configuration management and automated deployment tools (Ansible, Puppet, Jenkins).
Skills in systems analysis, establishing benchmarks, identifying problems, recommending solutions and adjusting network configurations settings related to disk, memory, and CPU utilization.
Knowledge of common firewall practices using IPtables and/or appliances. Demonstrated experience with standard security practices.
Advanced knowledge of and skills in systems security, detection and prevention.
Experience and skill in planning large scale system upgrades, purchases, configuration, testing, configuration data migration and implementations.

Working knowledge and experience using task tracking systems (Jira) for progress documentation and wiki systems (Confluence) for knowledgebase documentation.

Knowledge of virtual server administration and best practices (VMWare and Amazon Web Services).
Knowledge of the Drupal CMS, Varnish caching, Apache Solr and BIND DNS.
Familiarity with iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, and connection requirements to network storage.

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