The Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) is currently seeking a SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR to provide system administration for the PeopleSoft UNIX/Solaris platform and assist with implementation and the technical administration for the PeopleSoft environment. The selected candidate will work both independently and on a team responsible for the installation, support and maintenance of servers and storage systems. Will enforce IT system policies and procedures, and will have responsibility for the integrity and security of enterprise hardware systems. Will collaborate with other IT staff, to ensure deliverance of high quality services.
* Oversees and performs operating systems administration, development, installation, maintenance, and upgrade for assigned department(s), such duties as adding/deleting users, implementing/changing workstations/servers, backup/recovery of system files/data, data archiving, and security
* Documents day-to-day operational procedures and protocols associated with hardware and operation system environments, as well as reviews system monitoring and logging of abnormalities.
* Ensures security and integrity of operating system to increased efficiency for users, applications, operating systems management, etc. Assists in the evaluation of new technologies and products.
* Makes recommendations for upgrades to hardware and software based on existing operations, pending needs and available budget for a PeopleSoft environment.
* Provides technical support for application, web and database servers and resolves system related issues in a PeopleSoft environment.
* Responsible for interfacing with other campus technologists and department team members to ensure integration of systems and applications are succinct. Frequently has team leadership responsibilities and provides training to other IT professionals for a PeopleSoft implementation.
* Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, System Administration, Computer Engineering or a related field. (Master’s degree and extra certification can be used to substitute for relevant experience).
* Minimum of (4) years’ experience with proficient knowledge of at least (2) operating systems, such as: Unix/Linux (RedHat/SUSE/Solaris)
* Or equivalent of eight (8) years combination of formal IT systems education/training and IT operating systems experience with proficient knowledge of at least (2) operating systems, preferably Solaris and RedHat, including (2) years’ experience with providing technical system administration support for a PeopleSoft environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
* Familiarity with multiple information technologies that include operating systems, storage systems, servers, middleware and backup solutions; with expertise in several of the technologies. Preferences include: Solaris, Weblogic, Solaris, Netbackup, Tuxedo.
* Familiarity with enterprise class storage systems using technologies from vendors such as EMC, Dell, Isilon and Oracle StorageTek that utilize iSCSI, FC or NAS to construct a storage network.
* Familiarity with wired and wireless networking hardware and architectures. Familiarity with Cisco switches, Virtual LAN setup and configuration, Virtual Private Networks, routing, IPV4, IPV6, etc.
* Proficiency with various network protocols such as: TCP/IP, NFS, DNS, FTP, etc.
* Proficiency in system security, OS hardening and authentication protocols such as LDAP and Kerberos.
* Proficiency in scripting languages such as: Perl, UNIX shell scripting (bash, csh, etc) and a working knowledge of C or C++ programming language.
* Familiarity with open source tools, applications and development practices. Demonstrate the ability to configure, compile and install third party applications (e.g. C, C++, JAVA, etc.)
* Knowledgeable supporting a PeopleSoft implementation (i.e. installation, maintenance, monitoring system performance and troubleshooting) in a load balanced environment.
* Ability to proactively address intricate performance enhancement issues that have potential impact for the campus community.
* Proficiency with various Mail Transfer Agents (MTAs), including (but not limited to) sendmail, postfix as well as knowledge of the underlying SMTP protocol.
* Knowledge of office automation tools such as word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
* Ability to work effectively in a multi-member project team including the ability to cooperate with other team members, work within the scope of the divided tasks, and report progress to project leader.
* Ability to work effectively on multiple on-going projects and the ability to estimate time for tasks in consultation with senior staff.
* Good writing and presentation skills.
* Ability to provide guidance and assistance to less experienced staff
* Good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
* Good organization and time management skills to meet project goals and schedule
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Filing Deadline: Open until filled
Re-Posting Date: 11/14/12
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
The University of Maryland offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, prescription and dental insurance options; 22 days of annual leave, 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 3 floating holidays, 15 sick days per year; retirement options and tuition remission to most programs in the University System of Maryland for employees and dependents.