| Advertised Summary Job Description: The incumbent is responsible for the installation management and maintenance of servers (physical and virtual), IT infrastructure and related software products. Under general supervision the incumbent's duties includes: planning, installing, configuring, upgrading , and troubleshooting hardware, network operating system, and software for file, print and application servers; applying patches/fixes; managing security; managing and monitoring system / systems performance, file system and local network; and improving availability. The incumbent will also interact with developers and users to install/configure services as needed. May work on most phases of projects on own and requires only general direction for the balance of the activities. Projects are defined by higher level staff or self. Develop complete hardware and software solutions from general user requirements. Evaluate related hardware and software products and make recommendations for adoption. Maintain close relationship with client groups to make sure their needs are being met and to gauge how the future might change their requirements and needs. Serve as a technical resource to the Deputy CIO of ITS. Automate tasks through scripting and the adoption of software/hardware tools. Perform related duties as assigned.|
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: The incumbent has to have strong knowledge and hands-on experience with major Linux OS distributions (RedHat, Debian) design, installation, configuration, administration, troubleshooting, governance, base to medium developer skills. The incumbent has to have experience and understanding of backup applications such as Networker and Avamar. The incumbent also has to have experience and understanding with listserv.
A thorough understanding of and experience in networking principles; TCP/IP protocols and stack; LAN/WAN connectivity; file servers, print servers, and application servers. Experience with DNS. Understanding in integration of Linux with Active Directory administration and design. Experience with SAN, MySQL and various Linux database applications are necessary. Experience with Citrix or remote connectivity software, designing backup rotations, working with monitoring tools (Microsoft System Operations Center) is highly desirable. Experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting PC, UNIX, and MAC hardware and software, including NICs, printers, network operating systems, standard business productivity applications, communication applications, etc. is preferred. Proficiency in scripting languages such as PERL, PYTHON, PowerShell or Visual Basic is recommended. Experience and understanding with Virtualization. Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of users with different computing requirements and backgrounds. Ability to think about technical problems and business problems with a technical dimension critically and creatively. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a team player and ability to work independently.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.