Senior Systems Administrator (50010450 )

Reports to: Associate Director, UTI – Systems and SAN

Purpose: The position holder is responsible for installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure include Virtual, Physical and Cloud computing. He/she also help in maintaining all central domain services and all its associated tasks. He/she is responsible for the setup, install and configure AUC HPC environment. He/she is also responsible for ensuring that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values and standards.

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • This individual will assist other UTI teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of all new projects to ensure compatibility and smooth integration with existing systems infrastructure specially SAN, Network and security teams
  • Participation on projects and insure its smooth transition from implementation phase to production phase
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures according to system standards in addition to SLA for providing service to all AUC community
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and perform regular security monitoring with the cooperation with the security office to identify any possible risks
  • Install/configure new HPC servers and configure in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and maintain data center monitoring equipment and perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning

Minimum Education Requirement:  Bachelor degree in computer science, information technology, computer engineering or related field. 

Experience: Five years of hands on experience in systems field is required. 


  • Interpersonal skills and team work capability 
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal, written and reporting)
  • Communication and Organizational skills
  • Good knowledge of higher education business process is preferred 


Position is open until September 24, 2018


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “50010450 Senior Systems Administrator” in the subject line. 


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