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Linux System Administrator

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San Antonio TAMUSA

Full time
R-009010


Job Title
Linux System Administrator

Agency
Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Cio)

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
San Antonio, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description

Summary

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for recommending and implementing standards, policies and procedures to achieve agreed upon service levels by tuning, maintaining, and supporting a breadth of systems infrastructure / systems architecture, back-ups, storage integration, virtualization, and high performance computing.

This position typically works Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. May work beyond normal office hours to include evenings, weekends, and peak times.

Responsibilities:

  • Recommend and implement standards, policies, and procedures to achieve agreed upon service levels by tuning, maintaining, and supporting a breadth of systems infrastructure / systems architecture, back-ups, storage integration, virtualization, and high performance computing.
  • Work within and across teams to install, maintain and administer servers supporting the diverse mission of A&M-SA including planning life-cycle replacement, coordinate outages and perform performance tuning for systems, hardware, and applications
  • Design and Implementation:
  • Provide system / storage design recommendations based on the architecture of application packages.
  • Provide expertise regarding the scaling and integration of systems infrastructure across the organization and work with application vendors to evaluate the impact of upgrades to existing architectures and environments.
  • Provide expertise and assist customers, developers and partners with design decisions. Identify and record gaps between business requirements and product functionality. Identify and recommend alternative work-around based on technical feasibility.
  • Provide documentation of solutions to software problems and act as technical consultant for the application life cycle.
  • Assist customers and partners with design decisions, discerning what is a configuration and what is a customization.
  • Ensure system integrity by configuring and maintaining proper security safeguards. Install and configure hosted applications as requested by customers.
  • Server / Storage Administration
  • Responsible for the design, installation, development, integration, testing, documentation, monitoring, and ongoing maintenance of assigned systems within departmental standards.
  • Administration of Linux and Windows server based supporting University teaching & learning, research, and administrative activities.
  • Work with appropriate IT areas to maintain necessary security levels.
  • Create system documentation and best practices in concert with other team members and departmental requirements.
  • Lead analysis efforts and issue resolution with enterprise wide impact. Coordinate additional hardware, network, and/or software infrastructure components and their inter dependencies.
  • Responsible for planning, developing, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing the assigned application environments as well as implementing best practice methodologies.
  • Support and develop security for users. Establish standards, policies, procedures and guidelines for application and database construction and use, platform usage and administration.
  • Collaborate with other teams to develop and implement hardware and software requirements and generally maintaining a robust, highly available, and redundant infrastructure.
  • Schedule and implement major and minor software releases as well as emergency service and/or security packs. Provide access by assigning roles and maintaining security for auditing purposes.
  • Monitoring and Maintenance:
  • Maintain monitoring and data gathering systems for reporting and performance purposes. Determine thresholds for system monitoring warnings and implement processes to determine when those thresholds are met and determine the means of communicating warnings to the support team.
  • Design, develop, maintain, document, and implement processes and procedures to pull performance and general metrics information using application logs. Interface with central monitoring facility to coordinate installation and configuration of monitoring software, use of best practices and availability of monitoring information.
  • Generate and provide routine and ad hoc reports or dashboards to management.
  • Provide consulting to application owners and end users about the use of monitoring facilities on assigned systems. Monitor system resource usage and performance.
  • Create and maintain user accounts. Maintain monitoring and data gathering systems for reporting and performance purposes; create and maintain documentation on system architecture.
  • Work with vendors to address and resolve problems.
  • Other:
  • Maintain understanding of the IT architecture strategy and long-term goals.
  • Assist in product evaluations of applications, tools, and utilities to support the enterprise architecture. Act as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor, and change agent.
  • Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements. Maintain an understanding of trends in information technology, system development, best practices, and methods. Adhere to internal controls established for department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field and eight years of related experience ~OR~ a high school diploma and 12 years of related experience.


KSAs
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of IT architecture, application of systems theory, advanced negotiation skills, enterprise-level operations, multi-team leadership and coordination, advanced project management, sourcing, advanced vendor relations, advanced business acumen, change management, and knowledge of the IT industry.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

For Internal Applicants:

Go to your Workday Profile to upload your resume:

1) Select CAREER

2) From top of bar, select EDUCATION

3) Upload your resume by selecting the button - UPLOAD MY EXPERIENCE

4) Select file and submit resume

Applicants must complete the online application by either downloading your resume to auto-populate the application, or manually complete the application fields.

After the Work History section in the application process, you can select UPLOAD to attach the following required documents.

1) Cover letter to include (3) professional references; and

2) Resume

For External Applicants:

Applicants must complete the online application by either downloading your resume to auto-populate the application, or manually complete the application fields.

After the Work History section in the application process, you can select UPLOAD to attach the following required documents.

Cover letter to include (3) professional references; and Resume

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 9/11/2018
Application Due: 11/10/2018
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