Associate Systems Engineer

New York City
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Created: June 5, 2013


The Library Information Technology Office at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services seeks an Associate Systems Engineer for its Unix Systems Group. The incumbent assists in deploying Unix server and storage systems, performs maintenance and applies security updates, documents and provides support for Library/Information Services projects and services, and collaborates on projects with other departments as needed. Reporting to the Senior Systems Engineer, responsibilities include:
  • Installs, documents, monitors and maintains Linux (primarily CentOS) servers;
  • Assists with testing, implementing, troubleshooting, and documenting both vendor-supplied and in-house applications;
  • Assists in managing security policies, access control and disaster recovery for mission-critical data on servers and desktop systems;
  • Collaborates on projects and related activities with other Library/IS units, Columbia University IT, other schools and departments at Columbia, and outside institutions
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of Unix/Linux environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with programming principles and at least one higher-level programming language. Must be able to balance priorities and meet deadlines on multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with CentOS, Xen virtualization, configuration management systems (Saltstack), Python, Ruby, MySQL, storage/backup management, source control (git), systems monitoring.

Education: Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 14:53 UTC

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