Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Systems Architecture & Administration

The University of Vermont (UVM) is looking for an experienced Linux systems engineer / administrator who can design and build reliable and secure Linux systems to solve complex problems; someone with the expertise and creativity to help improve IT at UVM. You'll be working within the Systems Architecture & Administration team, a community of highly skilled and energetic IT professionals working with the latest in server and storage technologies across multiple datacenters.  UVM is in one of the most beautiful locations in the US, but we are also open to remote work for this position.

The successful applicant will provide senior-level support for multiple large-scale physical and virtual server environments, operating continuously. We run a large VMware ESX infrastructure with petabytes of storage. Our systems support most aspects of server computing at UVM, including research, on-line learning, and administrative functions. We run much of our central infrastructure on Linux. We take pride in our ability to dive deep into the Linux stack. Experience with git, config management, and scripting in a Linux environment are required.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is located 90 miles south of Montreal between the Adirondack and Green Mountains on the shores of Lake Champlain. Burlington, Vermont, a city of 50,000, is consistently recognized for its quality of life, from four season outdoor recreation to cultural events.

UVM is a comprehensive research university comprising eight schools and colleges, and offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding benefits including tuition remission, and a superior academic workplace.

The Systems Architecture & Administration team supports most aspects of server computing at UVM, including research, educational, and administrative functions. We work collaboratively to understand and solve tough problems, to develop effective relationships with our clients, and to improve IT at UVM, positively affecting thousands of students, faculty, and staff.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in technology related field such as Computer Science, or equivalent level of knowledge, training, and experience is required.
Expertise with Linux required.
A thorough knowledge of operating systems and network architecture and expertise with at least one systems programming language (C, Python, Perl, Rust, etc...) and software version control. Experience with automation.
Proven track record of building resilient services for large organizations.
Excellent troubleshooting skills, including system and network debugging experience.
Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Any of the following qualifications would strengthen your candidacy:

At least 5 years of experience as a Linux Systems Engineer/Administrator working on diverse, large scale, complex systems.
Configuration management experience.
Experience running web single sign on solutions such as Shibboleth.
Experience with vulnerability management tools.
Expertise with large-scale filesystem and storage environments.
VMware vSphere management expertise.
Experience with security event correlation and reporting solutions, such as Splunk.
Expertise managing multi-factor authentication services.
Experience working at an academic institution.
We may hire at either a senior-level position or a mid-level position. For further information, or to apply with electronic application, resume, and cover letter, visit our website:

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.