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Systems Administrator

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, this position supports the ITS-Infrastructure & Platform Services group and their interface with other campus systems and services; provides server infrastructure and associated systems analysis, modification, maintenance, installation and support and interfaces with internal ITS staff and the user community on the use of these systems and infrastructure with a focus on server infrastructure and platforms. Supports enterprise-level AWS, VMware & Nutanix virtualization, Windows, Apple & Linux OS’, MDM platforms and other related infrastructure and systems. This position also maintains and supports assigned systems and services to ensure system availability, integrity, and reliability.

Department Summary

Cal Poly Information Technology Services has a fantastic opportunity for an Operating Systems Analyst. Come join our thriving Dev-Ops culture as part of the Infrastructure & Platform Services team where you will provide system administration and development for AWS, VMware, Linux, Windows, MDM and more.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of enterprise level infrastructure and platform services such as Monitoring, CI/CD, Configuration Management, SANs and OS Deployment Automation.
  • Demonstrated skill designing and working in complex cloud or on-premise datacenter.
  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated skill with automation languages (e.g. Bash, Ruby, Terraform, and PowerShell).
  • Demonstrated ability with designing and deploying systems utilizing CI/CD tools in a large-scale enterprise DevOps environment (e.g. MS SCCM, MDM, Ansible, Chef Puppet and Jenkins).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and plan upgrades to platform and system configuration that improve utilization and reliability based on analysis of platform, system, application and production requirements.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $79,200 - $90,276 annually

Classification Range: $52,464 - $129,504 annually

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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