Systems Administrator 3 (7304U) #22975
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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 4, 2017
Student Computing @ Cal is a collaborative partnership among between Student Affairs IT (SAIT), Educational Technology Services (ETS), the University Library, Campus Shared Services IT (CSS-IT) and Information Technology and Services (IST). This system administrator role involves serving as the technical administrator for hardware, operating systems, and network management that support the Unified Computing Lab Experience (one of the three major program focuses for Student Computing @ Cal. The role is responsible for the technical delivery of components including look and feel and standard software, hardware, and printing services.
This position will be located with the Endpoint Engineering and Infrastructure (EEI) in Information Services and Technology (IST). EEI develops and maintains The Berkeley Desktop ecosystem, which provides a reliable, integrated, and secure computing environment that reduces the amount of time faculty and staff spend maintaining their computers. A standard environment combined with automated maintenance means you see fewer problems and are able to get help faster. For more information see: https://desktop.berkeley.edu/
The Berkeley Desktop supports both Microsoft Windows and OS X/macOS. Our services rely on tools that include IBM BigFix, JAMF Casper, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), VMWare vSphere, and Puppet. Currently, we our managing approximately 14,000 devices across campus.
This is a 2-year contract position.
Defines, designs and implements network communications and solutions, especially as relates to the support for campus labs infrastructure -both physical and virtual.
Proposes and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance and reliability of the system.
Manages centralized computer servers and makes recommendations for purchase or upgrade of new computer hardware and cloud services. Also analyzes, acquires, installs, modifies and supports cloud services, operating systems, databases, utilities and Internet/intranet-related tools. Must promote DevOps approaches and use of automation.
Performs complex systems programming and systems support activities and conducts programming tasks.
Leads programmatic activities related to change management, stakeholder facilitiation and team facilitation to support the Student Computing @ Cal initiative.
Participates in product design and lifecycle management for the Student Computing @ Cal service, involving virtualization, cloud based technology support, and lab experience.
Performs complex security control activities to prevent hackers from infiltrating campus information.
Works with diverse stakeholders to help with product development and user centered design in support of campus mission of research and teaching.
Must be able to both work in a team and work autonomously to complete medium to large projects.
Must be able to problem solve in a complex environment across multiple organizations that is highly decentralized and highly distributed.
Must have good communication skills with the ability to describe complex technical topics in non-technical language
Must be able to navigate organizational boundaries and constraints and have good negotiation skills to be productive when working with multiple teams and organizations simultaneously.
Must have worked on system management projects with more than 100 machines. More than a 1000 machines is a plus.
Must have experience in a common scripting language such as PowerShell, Python, or BASH or experience with a common programming language such as Java. Publicly available source code is a plus.
Experience with managing more than one operating system (Windows, OS X, Linux) is a plus.
Experience with IBM Endpoint Manager, JAMF Casper, Bomgar, or other system management tool is a plus.
Experience overseeing Active Directory Domains over multiple OUs and sites, including users, groups and objects, group policies, logon/logoff scripts, remote administration.
Experience mitigating security issues that impact workstations, servers, and networks to determine threat levels, risks, and solutions.
Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner among varying levels in the organization.
Has thorough knowledge, skills and abilities associated with identifying systems-related issues and actions needed to improve or correct system or application performance.
Has knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.
Has skills associated with adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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