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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

Senior/Lead System Administrator

Office of Information Technology

The Unix System Administrator is responsible for systems software, assuring that all security, auditing, patching, and restart/recovery functions are properly operating. Effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software, and related infrastructure of the Computing and Infrastructure Services Department. Monitor performance and provide capacity planning information. Identify areas where improvements are desirable and suggest improvements. Provide assistance and training to other System Administrators and other CIS technical staff. Evaluate vendor-supplied software and make buy/build recommendations. Resolve particularly complex or critical technical problems. Function as a project manager as required. Manage day-to-day operations, troubleshoot problems, install, and patch operating systems and other infrastructure software. Participate in and development of DevOpsSec.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • For Grade 10 : 2 – 4 years of experience with Linux systems administration

  • For Grade 11: 5+ years of experience with Linux systems administration

  • Problem resolution and troubleshooting skills; e.g. dump reading, traces, etc

  • Ability to work independently or part of a team

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (both oral and written)

  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize activities

  • In depth knowledge of Linux, including Red Hat (preferred), Ubuntu and Debian

  • Knowledge of programming languages including some of the following:  Shell scripting (bash,ksh,etc), Perl, Python, API integration, etc.

  • Use of source control systems such as Git

  • Use of configuration management tools, including Puppet (preferred), Ansible, and Jenkins

  • Use of log correlation software, such as Sumologic

  • Some experience with Hypervisors (VMWare, Hyper-V, or KVM) is required

  • Container experience required (Docker, Kubernetes, Singularity)

  • Experience with at least one of the major cloud platforms; AWS, Azure, Google and with hybrid cloud environments

  • Experience working in a DevOpsSec role.

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification is required.

This position is also subject to Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site. 

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Job Posting Title:

Senior/Lead System Administrator


Office of Chief Digital Officer & CIO


Grade 11

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Full time

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Position Classification:

Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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