Systems Administrator - 2933

Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.

2. Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems.

3. Sets up administrator and service accounts.

 4. Maintains system documentation

5. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.

6. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.

7. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

8. May program in an administrative language.

9. Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.

10. Provides advice and training to end-users.

11. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members.

12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. 

13. Participates in special projects as required.

Education and Experience:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

2. 5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in network administration and support.

2. Comprehensive knowledge of related hardware and software.

3. May require professional certification in one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.



UNIX shell command competency – beyond basic user level

•    Interpret scripts as to their general function

•    Manipulate and edit fiels using copy, scp, diff and vi

•    Control and determine the state of services

•    Manage process control

•    Perform filesystem management (mount, umount, fsck, swap, mkfs…)

•    Review and extract relevant information from logs

Work independently without assistance and supervision

Perform necessary research to resolve issues to a conclusion

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to document actions

Be available for afterhours work; put in effort necessary to see things through

Be a member of an on-call rotation

Manage time; complete actions in a timely manner and document your effort


Familiarity and knowledge of the following:

•    Automountd

•    NFS

•    DNS

•    Ethernet networking and TCP/IP

•    Syslog

•    Cron

•    Sendmail, IMAP

•    ZFS administration

•    Udev

•    Nameservices, NIS, NIS+, LDAP

•    Xwindow services

•    Printer configuration (CUPS)

•    Multipath

•    Logical volume administration

•    Disk partitioning

•    Zone administration

•    Clustered file systems

•    Comprehension of a virtualized environment – understanding the relationship between the host and guest of the virtualized network

•    Proficiency with console, remote and supervisory machine control (ILOM, XSCF, IPMI, mstsc)


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.