Unix Operations Engineering

Unix Operations Engineering Team

Unix Team Photo

We keep things running.

Team Overview

The Unix Operations Engineering team is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of Student Affairs Information Technologies' (SAIT) Unix servers and systems that support the network for over 8,000 student residents, as well as several business systems supporting SAIT's staff. The Unix Ops Engineering team conducts systems analysis and development with minimal involvement and direction from full-time staff to keep our systems current with changing technologies. The Unix Ops Engineering team maintains SAIT Linux workstations and educates all SAIT student and career staff in the use of Unix platforms, both as a server and a client operating system.

What We Do

Automate Services

Restore Services after Outages

Upgrade Software

Support Other Teams

Using a configuration management tool called Puppet, we automate our infrastructure so that we can deploy code and services on demand. Our team has an on-call rotation to help ensure that our customers have Internet access at all times. As new versions of software gets released, we upgrade our infrastructure to maintain the best environment that we can. We maintain many systems and services to keep other SAIT teams productive and work with other groups to find new solutions.

Team Members

Nicholas Yang

Lead Unix Operations Engineer

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Kevin Tsang

Unix Operations Engineer