Manager, Platform Operations, UNIX/Linux

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Manager / Supervisor
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Systems / Operations
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland is currently searching for a Platform Operations manager with the Division of Information Technology, reporting to the Director of Platform, Database and Application Administration.

The successful candidate must be highly skilled in Unix/Linux technologies. This position is a “working” manager position, meaning the candidate will be required to perform tasks as a lead staff member while also exercising personnel management over the technical teams.

The primary objective of this position is to provide strong technical leadership for operational principles surrounding task and project management, developing plans for evolving solutions and procedures to significantly increase efficiency of system administration tasks and developing. The primary area of expertise required is in UNIX/Linux administration. This position will require senior-level mastery of UNIX/Linux administration.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related technical discipline;


an equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, or work experience;


a minimum of 12 years of Unix/Linux operating system administration.

Minimum 7 years leading and managing a highly technical staff of UNIX/Linux system administrators.


In-depth knowledge of Unix/Linux (Oracle Solaris & RedHat) operating system internals, client/server computing techniques, distributed systems management concepts, server virtualization, and all aspects of computer communications.

Strong problem solving skills.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to lead as part of a project team, taking tasks from conceptualization to completion.

Ability to assist, guide, and share information with technical and non-technical personnel.

Ability to integrate local and cloud resources to present a consistent infrastructure configuration framework that allows for the movement of workloads between the two.

Must work concurrently on multiple projects, adjust to occasional significant changes in priorities, and respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.


Working experience with integrating solutions with cloud providers (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) such as Amazon Web Services.

Fluency in Unix/Linux systems programming languages and tools (C, C++, Perl, Unix shells, Java, etc).

Familiarity with setting up and managing Kerberos, networked file systems and services.

Experience with configuring network hardware (HBAs, fiber switches, etc).

Additional Certifications:  
Additional Information:  
Posting Date: 06/26/2018
Closing Date: 07/27/2018
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date  
Physical Demands

May be required to lift and rack computing and storage equipment into data center racks and cabinets.

Must be able to occasionally work in a data center environment where the ambient air temperature is 64-72 degrees.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.