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Linux System Administrator

Apply now Posting Number: 493047
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Linux System Administrator


Information Technology

Job Summary:

The Linux System Administrator is responsible for assuring the operational integrity and connectivity of servers, and deploying integrated solutions to solve customer needs and requests.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline, and minimum two to three years of experience in server administration. Course work, related experience, and/or demonstrated ability will be considered in lieu of a degree. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of Windows and Linux Server operating systems. Knowledge of PowerShell, Perl, PHP, Python and Java programming languages desired.

Essential Functions:

The Linux System Administrator will work closely with the applications and web services teams and will interface with end users on occasion. As part of a team of five system administrators, the position work to:

  • Prepare, install, test and maintain servers including Windows and Linux on all platforms.
  • Develop and maintain applications, backup/recovery, and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Monitor security and report potential or existing problems.
  • Participate in and provide support for college initiatives.
  • Participate in the Open Source community and work with vendors.
  • Work closely with Desktop Administrator to develop and deploy integrated solutions to solve customer needs and requests.
  • Support Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), Central Authentication Server (CAS) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)   
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Establish and monitor quality control levels for customer services.
  • Participate in planning, designing, and implementing client/server-based solutions.
  • Direct server performance monitoring and optimization.
  • Create and maintain documentation of server configurations, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in problem determination involving client/server connectivity problems.
  • Maintain network printing servers, queues, associated hardware and software.
  • Research and develop new server-based technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of three years of experience in troubleshooting hardware and software problems, and knowledge of and experience with networks and networking devices.

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, Resume & Three Professional References

About the Department

As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals, which makes Marist unique within higher education.

Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.

We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you are a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard-working team, we welcome your application for the Linux System Administrator position.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit



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Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:








Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


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