18 days old

Junior Linux Systems Administrator

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Position Overview:
At the University of Minnesota, we are dedicated to changing lives through research, education, and outreach. The Office of Information Technology – the University’s central IT department – offers an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. Join our team and help us make a positive difference at the University as a junior Linux System Administrator!

The ideal candidate will be a self-directed learner with a desire to understand the entire IT stack including server hardware, virtualization, networking, firewalls, load balancing, operating systems, common application stacks, and multiple programming and scripting languages. In this role, you’ll develop and support critical infrastructure (we take an “infrastructure as code” approach) and collaborate to define and complete projects.

Compensation: $52,000+ (Depends on qualifications)

We Offer:

  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
  • MN State Retirement System (MSRS) pension plan - tax deferred.
  • 13 paid vacation days per year (starting accrual rate), in addition to 13 paid sick days and 11 paid holidays.
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
  • Annual merit increase program.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Configure, install, upgrade, and maintain Linux systems utilizing established standards and procedures.
  • Coordinate within cross-functional teams to support and maintain Chef-managed environments.
  • Provide operational support. Serve as escalation resource and provide guidance to service desk staff for resolving routine system issues.
  • Maintain systems that adhere to audit compliance (HIPAA, FERPA, PCI as required).
  • Manage systems for monitoring system performance and availability. 
  • Participate in on-call rotation, which involves carrying a communication device and includes the expectation to respond during non-business hours to resolve production problems and perform scheduled off-hour activities.
  • Keep current on industry standards, emerging technologies and services.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree OR a comparable combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience and proficiency with Linux and a strong desire to keep learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently to define and complete projects.
  • Action oriented with an energy and enthusiasm for taking on new opportunities and challenges.
  • Commitment and ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and deliver effective solutions.

*Please note, we are not offering visa sponsorship (i.e H-1B) for this position.


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