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Systems Manager

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The Systems Manager is responsible for design, management and administration of Departmental-level computer and network infrastructure and resources supporting the Computer Science and Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments. The successful candidate will be responsible for specification, acquisition, installation, configuration, management and administration of services, servers and workstations used for research, instructional and departmental activities. The ideal candidate will provide advanced technical support to internal users for Unix and Windows workstations and applications. The Systems Manager will also provide end-user support for Unix and Windows operating systems and applications as well as manage Departmental labs.

* Network operations and security management: General architecture and detailed design, management and operation of Departmental-level network services, including user authentication and access services, name spaces and naming services, and externally-facing resources

* Design, management and administration of Department IP-based network

* Design, management and administration of host-level security practices and implementations

* Design, installation, management and administration of user authentication services via NIS (Unix) and NTLM (Windows)

* Design, installation, management and administration directionally-facing naming services using DNS (e.g. Internet) and local (NIS, WINS) host (and services) naming services

* Setup and management of the Departmental mail and web servers

* Development of policies and procedure for the maintenance and disaster recovery of these systems

* Develop the Departmental network to encompass forward-looking and evolutionary technologies



* Hardware and systems management: Manage, supervise and administer departmental computing resources, including approximately 30 Unix and Windows servers, 50 public lab computers, and 300-400 network clients

* Design, specification, installation, administration and supervision of Departmental filer servers, computer servers, authentication and naming servers, backup systems, network management devices, printers and print servers, and Solaris workstations and PCs in public labs

* Counsel, design and assist with administration of servers and workstations in research labs and faculty and staff offices

* Reconfigure existing unused hardware into useful configurations

* Monitor the functioning of core servers

* Diagnose and remedy hardware and software problems in core servers, labs and offices

* Manage, coordinate and conduct the proper disposal of dead and defunct computer equipment



* Software management: Manage and conduct the distribution of operating system software, builds of open source applications, vendor-distributed applications and updates to same within the Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments

* Implement automated replication of Windows computers

* Design and implement processes for automated installation and update of Solaris workstations and servers

* Build and distribute Departmental-specific packages of open source applications

* Set up, manage and trouble-shoot license servers used for Departmental applications

* Installation and configuration of vendor applications

* Management of workstation application-specific execution environments

* Maintenance and distribution of resources used to patch Windows vulnerabilities



* Provide general and advanced technical support to faculty, researchers and students

* Provide advice and counsel to the Departmental user community for resolution or software and hardware problems

* Provide advice and to Departmental purchasers on options and optimal configurations for hardware

* Provide direct resolution of software issues



* Manage the department's public labs

* Recruit and organize Work-Study Students to monitor the labs

* Supervise Work-Study lab monitors

* Interview and hire junior systems administrators

* Train junior systems administrators in maintenance of lab systems

* Monitor work by junior Systems Administrators





* This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for University

* Will often be required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, lifting up to 100 pounds

* Will occasionally be required to climb or balance or work in areas with risk of electrical shock

* Will work a variable shift; must be present during regular core business hours and available as needed nights and weekends; present weekends during school term

* Periods of high volume/workload; due to system changes or emergencies

* Required to be on call; due to system changes or emergencies

* Regular evening, holiday or weekend hours

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience

* Five to eight years related work experience

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Solid writing ability and organizational skills

* Solid analytical, decision making and problem solving skills

* Expert proficiency with systems and network administration for muliple Unix operating systems and standard management tools

* Functional proficiency with Windows operating systems

* Sound understanding of operating system design principles and implementations

* Expert proficiency with IP networks, IP network administration, network protocols, services and service applications, and standard diagnostic and monitoring tools and techniques

* Expert proficiency with standard general Unix administration scripting tools and specialized tools (perl or python)

* Functionally proficient with C/C++; general familiarity with other programming languages, and sound understanding of programming tools, techniques and best practices

* Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance. Based upon the requirements of the position Lehigh may also request credit history reports, motor vehicle checks and professional license/certification verification

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Lehigh University 
Location: BethlehemPA 18015
Document ID: AD085-51T3  
Ad Number: 26212865
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time


Published in:  DiverseJobs
Published on: 2019-03-2903/29/2019
2019-04-28
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