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Linux System Administrator

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has a full-time position available for a Linux Administrator.  Responsibilities include administration, management, and troubleshooting of Linux webservers, application, and database servers, technology implementations, system, network, and data security, and On-Call rotation.

The ideal candidate has a B.S. in Computer Science (or a related field) with 3 or more years of Linux and/or Unix technology experience.  Red Hat certification is preferred. Desired areas of experience include BIND DNS, Drupal, Apache, nginx, tomcat, HAProxy, LDAP, MySQL.  Experience with systems management and automation (specifically, SaltStack) is a differentiator.  A familiarity with server hardware, virtualization, commercial cloud services (e.g., AWS and Azure), and Python is desired and proficiency is a plus.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to work within, support, and plan for enterprise applications in a highly available, multi-site environment. The candidate should be prepared to come up to speed quickly and be comfortable in a multi-vendor (Linux, Windows, VMware, et al.) academic environment.

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.