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Job No. 140647

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  • Employer:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Location:
  • Madison , WI
  • Posting Date:
  • 13-Mar-2019
  • Description:
    The Information Specialist will perform system administration for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) and will identify, propose, develop, implement, and support mission-critical systems and hardware platforms. This position will maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable computing and programming technologies needed to meet the changing needs of faculty, researchers and staff.

    This position will provide hardware, operating system and infrastructure support for Linux servers used for research databases (Postgres and MySQL. In addition, the position will perform day-to-day software and hardware installation, maintenance and upgrade tasks, and other advanced computer and programming-related duties as required and will insure the security of servers and confidential research data and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
    As a member of the Information Technology Systems group, the position will participate in information technology policy development and long and short-range planning.

    The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end it itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage application from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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    Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

    For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

    Bachelors degree preferred not required.

    Required skills:

    - At least two to three years? experience managing Linux-based operating systems.
    - Experience managing, testing and applying updates to production Linux systems.
    - Experience managing backups of large systems.
    - Understanding of basic system security models.
    - Experience with LDAP, DNS, SSL and Linux-based firewalls.
    - Solid understanding of basic network structures and operation.
    - Experience managing SQL databases (MySQL and Postgres).
    - Ability to problem solve efficiently and accurately.
    - Strong organizational and communication skills.
    - Can follow a given task from start to finish.
    - Create and update documents on operation, configs and procedures.
    - Comfortable with Linux CLI.
    - Provide technical guidance, recommendations, and resolutions.
    - Experience with SSH management and configuration.
    - Comfortable with formal change management and software version control procedures.

    Preferred skills:
    - Knowledge of virtualization of Linux-based systems.
    - Experience with web proxy systems (Nginx preferred).
    - Advanced experience with Linux administration including: security, tuning, performance monitoring and database optimization.
    - Two to three years? experience managing SQL databases (MySQL and Postgres).
    - Two to three years? experience with Linux-based monitoring/management tools such as Graylog.
    - Experience working with little supervision.
    - Experience in YAML, Python and shell.
    - Hands-on experience with RAID/iSCSI/InfiniBand.
    - Experience with Apache/MySQL/OpenLDAP.

    Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

    A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • United States
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