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Senior Systems Administrator

Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 13, 2018

Job Description:


Senior Systems Administrator Hiring department Trecs Monthly salary $5,166 Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 18-01-10-01-9317 Job Status Open FLSA status Exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to internal applicants only Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes
None provided
Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply. Additional Information Purpose
    Maintain and administer computer hardware, systems software, and business applications in support of Planning Energy and Facilities (PEF) and Financial and Campus Services (FCS).
    Essential Functions
    Serve as technical lead for implementations of new systems and business applications, and upgrades to existing. Participate in evaluation of vendor products. Configure and test computer hardware, business applications software and operating system software. Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems. Coordinate with vendors and with other technical teams to facilitate problem resolution. Recommend changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes. Monitor the performance of computer systems; implement system enhancements to improve the reliability and performance of the system. Maintain logs related to systems and network functions, as well as maintenance and repair records. Develop and maintain system documentation. Cross-train team members and other TRecs staff to ensure appropriate system coverage; provide backup systems administration support for other areas during on-call assignments. Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. Develop Disaster Recovery plans for business units. Manage backup systems and perform data backups and recovery operations. Investigate new technologies, attend seminars and training, and implement or recommend the implementation of new technologies and best practices. Participate in planning activities to ensure long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization.
    Marginal/Incidental functions
    Other related functions as assigned. Drive personal or UT vehicle to sites. Participate in on-call rotation.

    Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
    Required qualifications
    Advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures in systems administration. Experience managing and administering typical systems components such as VMware, Windows servers, Linux servers, Netbackup, mass storage, network hardware, and/or firewalls. Experience writing scripts and/or SQL queries. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Preferred Qualifications
    Associate Degree in related field. More than two years of experience managing and administering systems components. Experience supporting business applications in the university environment. Experience serving as technical lead for enterprise-level implementation. Professional manner with users at all levels of the organization. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
    Working conditions
    May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

    A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

    The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

    If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

    UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

    Keywords: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Senior Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems, Austin, Texas

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