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University of Nevada, Reno
  • Position Number: 1143802
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Database Administrator

Senior Unix Administrator

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or

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Job Description
The University of Nevada, Reno invites candidates for the position of Senior Unix Server Administrator in the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The Sr. Unix Server Administrator is responsible for the planning, purchase, deployment, and daily operation of the University's server systems that use Unix based server operating systems. These systems provide a variety of services to the institution and are of particular importance to academic and research computing.

The Sr. Unix Server Administrator is responsible for configuring, ordering, deploying, and maintaining Unix server systems residing in Information Technology server rooms as well as working with customers and vendors to determine the requirements for a given application to be hosted on a server; working with an approved vendor to develop an appropriate configuration for the server system; working with purchasing to order the equipment; deploying the system in an Information Technology server room; and maintains the system hardware and operating system over the life of the system. The Senior Unix Server Administrator acts as a technical resource for lower-level Unix Server Administrators. The incumbent also researches and deploys new, emerging technologies and trains lower-level server administrators in the use of these new systems. This position reports to the Director of Information Technology Operations.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree and four years of related professional experience or Master's Degree and two years of related professional experience.
Relevant Experience: in an enterprise or university environment

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with/knowledge of:
  • CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, and Red Hat operating systems
  • Basic TCP/IP, DNS, and DHCP network implementation
  • Apache/Tomcat Web Environments
  • Project management methodology
  • VMware VSphere or other virtualization technologies
  • High Performance Cluster (HPC) computing
  • MySQL
  • OpenSSL
  • System Orchestration
  • Scripting
  • Systems Monitoring
  • Sympa Mailing Lists

Compensation Grade


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)
Please attach the following documents to the Resume/CV section of your application:
Cover letter
Contact information for three professional references

This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This job posting will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a Top Tier Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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