Position Title: Linux Systems Administrator
Division: Information Technology Services
Classification: ANU Officer Grade 7
Salary package: Competitive remuneration package including 17% Superannuation
Term: Full Time, Continuing
Closing Date: 10 October 2023
We are looking for an experienced, passionate and creative Linux Systems Administrator with extensive hands-on experience, skills, and background. Help us design, implement and maintain Linux-based systems and provide technical support. We want YOU to join our team and help the University embark on the most significant digital transformation in our history. This position is open to candidates with a broad range of experience.
We’re open to considering applicants who are looking to relocate to Canberra within the next two to three months, while working remotely in the interim. The Australian National University offers a relocation allowance for travel and removal expenses to interstate and international candidates moving to Canberra.
Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Australia, Canberra emerges as an unparalleled haven of unexplored possibilities. Offering accessible outdoor spaces, and the convenience of city living without spending hours in traffic, you will be able to immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene, visit the lively cafés and services, and build the future you dream of. The essence of Canberra lies in its ability to offer exceptional work life balance. Click here to find out more about why you should live and work in Canberra.
ANU's Acton campus is in the heart of Canberra. From here it's an easy walk, bike ride or drive to some of Australia's most significant political and cultural institutions including Australian Parliament House. You'll find all the conveniences of a small suburb including cafes, bars, supermarkets, childcare centres, a newsagency, post office and even a medical centre right on campus! The Acton Campus is well renowned for its landscape setting, with over 10,000 trees and a commitment to maintenance of open space. It's 'park like' environment is a feature that is internationally recognised.
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About ITS: Information Technology Services (ITS) delivers digital solutions that enable the Australian National University to achieve its strategic goals: a student experience equal to the world’s best, and research that transforms society and creates national capability. ITS has responsibility for the University’s digital ecosystem and is leading the delivery of the Digital Master Plan, a 10-year strategic roadmap for the transformation of the University’s digital capability.
Digital Transformation: We have released our ANU 2025 Strategy, and our Digital Master Plan, which will see ANU embark on the biggest digital transformation in our history. A transformation that matches our national and global mission. Our digital future will transform the experience of ANU for our students, researchers, academics, professional staff and the wider community and we are seeking great people to be a part of this history making journey. Click here to learn more.
About the Role
The role will assume responsibility for Red Hat Linux server fleet management and administration. A vital component of this role will be to provide BAU support via our internal ticketing system in a timely manner and to ensure systems are being patched and always up-to-date and software currency is maintained. The role will also contribute to documentation, process automation, and participate in various projects and initiatives to improve upon current state.
Key Duties: The Linux Systems Administrator will be required to manage, maintain, and administer a suite of operational computer systems and services hosted on Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform to provide optimal availability of services to the University community. The role will require liaison with developers, system administrators, infrastructure specialists, business areas, and end users from within ITS, and across the University. Liaison with external vendors and their support areas will also be required.
We’d love to hear from you if you have hands-on experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems administration with configuration management through Red Hat Satellite, Puppet, and GitLab.
What we can offer you
Our staff enjoy some amazing employee benefits including:
For further information about this position please contact Tan Ahmed, Manager Unix, E: email@example.com
ANU is committed to workforce diversity, creating an inclusive workplace, and providing equal employment opportunities to people with diverse backgrounds and identities. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are particularly encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.
Our Vision: Support the development of national unity and identity, improve our understanding of ourselves and our neighbours, provide our nation with research capacity amongst the best in the world, and education in areas vital for our future is our mission.
Our Values: Excellence, Original Thinking, Integrity, Respect, Inclusivity, Diversity
How to Apply:
To apply for this role please ensure that your submission includes the following documents:
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in Australia and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.
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