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Manager, Platform Operations, UNIX/Linux

University of Maryland Division of Information Technology
College Park, MD Full-time
Posted on July 1, 2019

Position #: 108808

 

The University of Maryland is currently searching for a Platform Operations manager with the Division of Information Technology, reporting to the Director of Platform, Database and Application Administration.

The primary objective of this position is to provide strong technical leadership in operational principles surrounding task and project management, developing plans for evolving solutions and procedures to significantly increase efficiency of system administration tasks and developing.

The primary area of expertise required is in UNIX/Linux administration. This position will require strategic analysis of current environments and the development of industry standard methodologies for maintaining systems and services.

 

Minimum requirements

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related technical discipline.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 10 years managing a highly technical staff of UNIX/Linux system administrators, including experience as an IT manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

In-depth knowledge of Unix/Linux operating system internals, client/server computing techniques, distributed systems management concepts, server virtualization, and all aspects of computer communications.

Strong problem solving skills.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to manage managing contracts, budgets and vendor relationships.

Ability to lead as part of a project team, taking tasks from conceptualization to completion.

Ability to assist, guide, and share information with technical and non-technical personnel.

Ability to work concurrently on multiple projects, adjust to occasional significant changes in priorities, and respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.

 

Preferences

Working experience with integrating solutions with cloud providers (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure.  

 

Additional information:  This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.

 

Physical demands: May be required to lift and rack computing and storage equipment into data center racks and cabinets.

Best consideration date: 07/21/2019 or open until filled.

EOE/AA