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Unix Systems Administrator


Lake Mary, FL, US

Req ID:  1403
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  Yes
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



At Ellucian, we are seeking new talent to join our Cloud team. If you are a trained, motivated Cloud Engineer with strong scripting experience and are interested in a career delivering innovative solutions to our growing client base in higher education, then this is your ideal opportunity!


As a Cloud Engineer, you will work with diverse technologies to build tools and automation to eliminate manual operations and craft repeatable processes, thereby maintaining a highly available server infrastructure for deploying instances, applying operating system updates, managing configuration changes, and system tuning. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational support for Linux, RHEL, Solaris, AIX and their services, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolving problems, along with collaborating with DevOps engineers to improve the platform. You will be responsible for documenting your tickets and projects, along with establishing best operating practices. This is a mix of engineering and operations role with strong customer focus for a global, world-class cloud provider operating 24x7x365.


Required Experience and skills:


  • 5+ years of experience with enterprise scale Unix administration
  • 1+ year of hands-on operational experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Automation and configuration management using Ansible, Terraform and Packer (Puppet or Chef experience welcome)
  • CLI and API scripting (Bash/Shell, Python, Javascript)
  • Security vulnerability Patching – Manage client patching schedules, deploy patches during planned maintenance windows, track remediation of prioritized vulnerabilities and unpatched systems. Build scripts/tools to automate deployments
  • System health monitoring and optimizing performance (CloudWatch, SolarWinds, Nagios, DataDog)
  • Administration of web servers running Apache, Tomcat, IIS, Nginx
  • Networking including DNS, certificate management, load balancing, firewalls and routing
  • Exceptional problem solving
  • Enterprise scale cloud environment delivering PaaS and/or SaaS solutions
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and able to adapt to changing business needs
  • ITIL Knowledge (Incident, Change and Problem Management) and tools (Service Now)
  • Worked in an operational support role with after hours on call responsibilities


Desirable skills:


  • Knowledge of AWS platform and its services - including but not limited to: AMIs, Route53, VPC, EC2, S3, EBS, ELB, SQS, Cloud Watch
  • Hands on AWS provisioning of systems, Identity and Access Management, implementation of Security Groups, Backups, Restore and Disaster Recovery




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • AWS Certification desired
  • ITIL Foundation Certification v3 (a plus)





Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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