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IT Technical Specialist V - Linux Systems Administrator- 516012

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Pay Grade/Pay Range: Based on Qualifications

Department/Organization: 200721 - Enterprise Technology

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:45

Note to Applicants: This position may be eligible for remote work.

Job Summary: The IT Technical Specialist V performs advanced IT activities for specialized, complex and/or functional areas requiring the expert knowledge and professional application of IT principles, practices and techniques in accordance with industry standards and university policy. Requires a great amount of evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May be responsible for training, assisting or supervising lower level IT personnel and other staff. May lead projects and cross-functional activities.

Additional Department Summary: The Linux Systems Administrator is responsible for the effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and administration of systems hardware, software, and related infrastructure. The position serves in the Office of Information Technology (OIT). This position serves as a lead technician to provide advanced level systems engineering and administration to support the functionality and availability of enterprise-wide and mission-critical University systems.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree and three (3) years of experience with Linux systems administration; OR Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience with Linux systems administration; OR Associate’s degree and seven (7) years of of experience with Linux systems administration; OR High School Diploma or GED and nine (9) years of experience with Linux systems administration.

Skills and Knowledge: The successful applicant should have experience in (1) Linux systems administration, (2) shell scripting, (3) VMWare VSphere; (4) configuration management using Salt or other; (5) and MySQL/MariaDB or similar db management. The successful applicant should have excellent troubleshooting skills; be able to work independently to complete goals; and should have excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing webhosting infrastructure using Apache and PHP on Linux highly preferred. Experience with any of the following is a plus: SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE; Kubernetes, Docker, and Rancher; SUSE Manager and/or Uyuni for configuration management; Zabbix monitoring; RADIUS, LDAP, A10 Loadbalancers; Dell PowerStore storage 11; and defined storage solutions such as BeeGFS, Ceph, and Gluster.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
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  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
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