SMUD Careers – Linux Engineer

Website Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Job Description:

To perform technical system support and maintenance for the Districts corporate-level distributed computing infrastructure in the areas of system design, development, installation, operation, maintenance and support to ensure the Districts use of technology supports its current and future business practices.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves on multi-departmental networking computer projects by planning, designing, developing, implementing and maintaining a network infrastructure including backup and recovery, physical and logical network design, network topology, network architecture, security architecture and corporate server complex architecture; assisting in identifying and defining corporate level network computing projects; defining functional system requirements and specifications; developing technical standards and procedures; developing the system design; developing system and user acceptance tests; installing and integrating systems; performing post-implementation reviews; and providing technical consultation and solutions for technical issues. To support the Districts strategic information technology goals and direction while ensuring an efficient, stable and secure network infrastructure is available to all District business units.
  • Analyzes the need for new hardware and software systems, upgrades and modifications by evaluating the effectiveness of the current systems; analyzing networking operating system software and related hardware performance and capacity utilizing software and hardware tools; conducting feasibility studies; defining user and system requirements; preparing procurement and bid documents; designing modifications; addressing integration issues; and implementing new software/ modifications. To ensure the Districts distributed computing environment meets and serves the Districts current and future business needs.
  • Supports the overall effectiveness of the use of the network infrastructure by offering technical expertise and leadership on network systems; providing network consultation; solving a variety of complex networking design, operational and maintenance problems using unconventional methods; troubleshooting user obstacles; and providing 24-hour on call support to departments. To ensure the Districts network systems are readily available and accessible to system users.
  • Assists in planning, reviewing and conducting work activities and researching required project information associated with department internal/external projects in accordance with established task objectives and schedule as outlined in the project plan/contract. To support the overall achievement and completion of department projects.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the areas of system planning, design, development, test, implementation, maintenance in a network based computing environment including utilizing network topologies and architectures for multi-vendor, multi-protocol networks.
  • Methods and techniques for training staff; techniques and concepts related to teamwork; methods and techniques for report preparation and writing; characteristics and operational needs of various organizational units; concepts and principles related to implementing technology solutions; techniques and practices for problem research and resolution; techniques and practices for resolving complex technical issues; concepts of network design and configuration and operation; fundamentals of networking hardware and software; standards for application development; concepts of centralized and distributed computing; concepts and operation of multi-user, multitasking operating systems; familiarity with network system hardware including Routers, Bridges, Switches, Gateways and Hubs; network operating systems including Microsoft Windows NT and/or Unix; fundamentals of the system development life cycles; concepts of information processing hardware, software and data communication; methods and techniques for system documentation; policies, procedure and standards related to business applications; concepts of application development and integration; principles of statistics; concepts of data retrieval and reporting; techniques for data modeling and administration; concepts of network protocols including TCP/IP, NetBIOS/NetBEUI and topologies including Ethernet; practices of software/hardware troubleshooting tools such as sniffers, RMON, flukes, HP Openview, Netview and SNMP; concepts of relational and network data base management.

Job Details:

Company: Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A


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