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LINUX System Administrator -Full Time (Continuing)

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Job Title LINUX System Administrator -Full Time (Continuing)
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Position Details
We are seeking an independent, service-oriented individual who will take initiative and contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Applied Statistics at the University of Lethbridge.
The Linux System Administrator (SysAdmin) will be responsible for keeping the Department’s network of Linux Servers and Workstations up to date and running smoothly with the target of 100% uptime.
The Math/CS Linux Network of computers is a unique system at the University of Lethbridge, in terms of scope (150+ machines) and composition. In contrast, most of the computers operated at the UofL outside our department are Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh based systems.
This role is critical to the delivery of BSc. Computer Science degree program. On occasion, this position also supports other departments that need to operate on Linux platforms.
Position Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a BSc. In Computer Science or applicable experience. Prior experience working in the Co-op Assistant System Administrator position is highly desirable. Other desirable traits include:
  • Familiarity with the current course offerings, particularly their Lab components.
  • Intimate knowledge of Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Distros.
  • Experience with the Specification and ordering of Servers and Workstation hardware.
  • Experience with Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of Server and Workstations.
  • Experience with the LDAP directory system (389 DS, OpenLDAP).
  • Experience with Enterprise Level Backup and Recovery systems.
  • Familiarity with ProxMox VM systems.
  • Familiarity with the Ansible software for provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment.
  • A working knowledge of the BASH Scripting language.

The successful candidate:
  • Must be a proven problem solver
  • Possess strong organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Must be self-starting and able to work with minimal supervision

The ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with faculty, staff and students is essential. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled, but review of applications will begin June 21st, 2024.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Wendy Osborn ( Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science.
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $4,772.00 - $5,403.00 monthly
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $4,772.00 - $6,034.00 monthly (AUPE - Grade 11)
Employment Group AUPE
Position Category
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/07/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 07/15/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Additional Documents