IT Linux System Administrator IV - Office of Information Technology

Knoxville, TN
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
IT Linux System Administrator IV



The University of Tennessee’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is seeking to hire an IT system administrator IV position.

This position is responsible for working with various organizations within OIT to support Linux technologies and enterprise applications. System administration experience is necessary in order to perform the duties assigned to this position.  The candidate will install, configure, maintain and perform testing of Linux (Red Hat) operating systems, related utilities, applications, and hardware.  The candidate is responsible for troubleshooting operating system, software and application issues.  Monitors systems activities and fine-tunes configuration to optimize performance.  Performs system utilization analysis to ensure systems are following best practices for security and utilization.  Develops automated procedures for routine administration including design, patching, deploying software, implementing Linux server configuration etc. Python or other system programming is needed to develop new applications.


  • Installs, configures, administers and troubleshoots Linux operating systems to support business requirements and provide optimal Linux knowledge
  • Installs and configures Tomcat to support applications
  • Works with configuration management tools (Puppet or Ansible)
  • Works with virtualization technologies (VMware tools)
  • Scripting and automating processes are required in this position
  • Documents the system configuration and upgrade processes
  • Communicates well with team members and customers



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent related experience
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience concentrated in IT Linux system administration




  • Linux/Unix administration: OS installation and configuration, apply OS update quarterly
  • Tomcat administration on Linux: Tomcat installation and configuration, Tomcat update, manage Java web application on Tomcat, Tomcat monitoring and trouble shooting
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, both written and orally
  • Excellent organizational, planning skills and project management skills on system or application upgrade
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Shell scripting for system automation
  • Coaching and mentoring Jr. system administrator skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • Experience with Linux (RHEL) 7 and 8, and container technology for 7+ years
  • Experience with VMware, Tenable security, Ansible, VEEAM backup, Cohesity backup, and network knowledge
  • Experience with Tomcat 7/8
  • Experience with OpenShift 4.x
  • Experience with DHCP and DNS
  • Experience with Python programming

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Vc Info Infrastructure # Oit General
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 21, 2021, 10:04:05 AM

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