New Vacancy for Unix Systems Administrator

We have a new vacancy for a Grade 7 Unix Systems ¬†Administrator. Though it may not be obvious to the casual onlooker, many of our vacancies arise because we promote them into new roles. So if you are a competent Sys Admin wanting to join to a team where you will be valued, stretched and developed read on…

Do you consider yourself a capable Unix/Linux systems administrator? Are you enthusiastic about working in an expert team where quality of service, attention to detail, and a willingness to respond positively to new challenges are all important? Would you also be able to specify, install, network and configure Linux platforms for resilient, enterprise IT systems? If so, we invite you to apply for the post of Unix Systems Administrator at Oxford University Computing Services.

The Unix Systems Administrator will join a team responsible for many of the IT services critical to the operation of the University, including Identity and Access Management services; web hosting; email and collaboration services; standard and bespoke application hosting platforms for other parts of the Department; and substantial infrastructure and monitoring capabilities. The post holder will contribute to, and carry out independent work on, the development and management of new and existing systems and services.

The primary deployment platform used by the Systems Development and Support section is Debian GNU/Linux, and includes an extensive configuration and software management suite. The ideal candidate will have experience of a university environment, and knowledge of technologies such as Kerberos, LDAP, Shibboleth, and systems management and monitoring. There are many advantages to working at the University other than the world-class research culture. Benefits include flexible working, an excellent pension, career prospects and generous holiday provision.

In order to apply to apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please visit the University recruitment site: Unix Systems Administrator.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 31st July 2012. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 10th August 2012.

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