Sys/Net/Data IT Admin IV

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Sys/Net/Data IT Admin IVMR14

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 software to support applications

· Works with configuration management tools (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

· Coaching and mentoring Jr. Linux administrators


· Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent related experience

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience concentrated in IT Linux system administration



· RHEL 7 or 8 administration: OS installation and configuration, apply OS update as needed.

· Puppet or Ansible experiences

· 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 or related field

· Experience with VMware, Tenable security, VEEAM backup, Cohesity backup, and network knowledge

· Experience with Kubernetes

· Experience with OpenShift 4.x

· Experience with DHCP and DNS

· Experience with Python programming


Please make sure to submit your Cover letter and Resume

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Vc Info Infrastructure # Oit General
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 6, 2022, 3:09:23 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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