Senior Linux Automation Engineer

University of Virginia

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • $90,000-100,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
The University of Virginia’s Information Technology Services (ITS) seeks an experienced Linux automation engineer with a passion for Linux, automation, and the continuing development of technological skills. The fully-remote position will be part of a team that is: responsible for Linux server deployment and support in an automated fashion using Ansible; developing further automation for servers and application deployment; implementing/architecting a centralized container service for the university based on Kubernetes orchestration.

ITS at UVA is a phenomenal place to lead, grow, and deliver impact. It's an organization that values results and teamwork. We like the people we work with and the work we get to do. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We embrace a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ITS values work-life balance and provides flexible work location options where possible. Please see additional information about .

The ideal candidate has experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, VMware, AWS, Kubernetes, and containers.

**This position is Fully Remote**

Team Based Duties include:

Provisioning, troubleshooting, and supporting RHEL based Linux servers.

Maintaining and developing automation with Ansible, git, and Satellite.

Monitor performance and availability of complex systems.

Architect, implement, and manage a container management solution (in conjunction with other groups).

Work with customers to determine needs and help implement their services in an automated fashion.

Participation in an on-call rotation approximately one week out of every eight.

Required Qualifications:

High school Diploma and 5 years of related work experience

Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field

RHEL or CentOS Linux system administration experience

Experience with automating Linux servers and solutions with a tool such as Ansible, puppet, chef, salt, etc.

Proficiency in at least one scripting language (Shell, Python, Ruby, etc.)

Working understanding of TCP/IP networking and firewalls

Preferred Experience:

Experience in a large enterprise IT environment, preferably higher education

Familiarity with ServiceNow, Blackboard, and/or other Enterprise help desk systems

Experience with containers and container engines (docker, podman)

Experience with Kubernetes

Experience with CI/CD pipelines

Experience with AWS and/or Azure cloud environments

Experience with implementing security/compliance standards (e.g. CIS, NIST) and using a tool such as OpenSCAP to ensure compliance.

Benefits Include: The choice between 3 different health plans; vision and dental insurance; life insurance; benefits savings accounts; starting with 22 days of paid time off a year in addition to 12 or more paid holidays; 8 weeks of paid parental leave; short term disability; up to $4,360 after your first year for combined use of tuition toward a degree-seeking program or up to $2,000 for professional development including classes, certification training and conferences; and more!

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.


Work with one of the largest technology installations in Virginia

Opportunity for technical advancement

Work with a fun, experienced, and dynamic team on pushing future technology for the university.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $90,000 - $100,000 / annual


Please visit UVA job board: and search for “R0053069”

Complete an application online and attach:

Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences

Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0053069".

Review of applicants will begin October 2, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled.

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Bill Crane , Senior Academic Recruiter,

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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