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System Administrator

System Administrator

System Administrator


Closing Date : 29 May 2019

Do you have the skills and experience to make systems and networks work and to keep them secure? Do you know hypervisors, cloud management, and networking tools by heart? Do you enjoy making research and engineering teams succeed?

This is an exciting time to join a successful research team in a sector that will transform vocational education in New Zealand for future generations. This is your opportunity to be a part of this change.

At Unitec, we have a dynamic approach to learning and research, and our combination of theory and hands-on experience will give our students the skills to meet the changing needs of employers.

Sound interesting?

We have considerably redeveloped our Mt. Albert Campus with our central hub offering open environments merging with collaborative areas, library spaces and a range of eateries.

We are also refurbishing our Waitakere campus to support flexible, collaborative, technology-enabled learning and teaching.

The position

We are recruiting for a System Administrator position on a fixed term basis. The System Administrator will be working on the STRATUS project (Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Trust and User-centric Services in the Cloud), funded by Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, New Zealand. This project is expected to be completed by 30 September 2020.

As a Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for administering, deploying and maintaining all IT systems and networks and updating security policies and procedures within the High Tech Transdisciplinary Research Network centres. 

You will work closely with our research lead Cyber Security and the project team to continuously maintain excellence in our operating and network systems.

About you

To be successful in this position you will have familiarity with common network debugging tools and a solid knowledge of Linux and computer networking. Your experience in open source hypervisors KVM, Xen, OpenVZ and cloud infrastructure management, combined with a commitment to solving difficult problems are essential to being successful in this role.

You may hold appropriate certifications like CCNA/CCNP or equivalent, and have experience with Windows and tools including Ansible, Puppet, Chef etc.

We are also looking for you to demonstrate evidence of active engagement in building diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces/environments, and an understanding (or desire to learn) Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and the values and practices of Kaupapa Māori.

In exchange for your hard work

You will receive a competitive salary and benefits, discounted gym and on-site child care facility and the chance to give back to tomorrow's generation.

Apply today

If you have the knowledge, the passion and the desire to shape tomorrow's workforce, we would very much like to hear from you. 

The closing date is 29 May 2019.

Please refer to the Position Description on our website for further information.

Please note: we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early. We will contact all applicants within one week of the job closing date.

To apply for this job, please click the apply button now or go to our job site and enter the job code 34352.

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