The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Systems Administrator

Hiring department ITS
Monthly salary $5,416+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-04-01-01-9317
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

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


This position will serve primarily as a Windows systems administrator to install, configure, and operate servers and applications supporting the campus building security systems. This position will also share some responsibility for managing Linux and AIX servers, as well as some limited programming and scripting.

Essential Functions

Administer Windows servers for the building security system, including installation and maintenance of operating system, physical hardware, and commonly used services such as patching, backup, firewall and terminal servers. Share responsibilities for Linux and AIX servers with 2 other sys admins to maintain the operating system, physical hardware, and commonly used services such as patching, backup, firewall, web and database servers. Work with vendors and technicians to support, integrate, and test building access control applications. This task involves installing, testing, and troubleshooting the application and its required components, such as SQL server and Domain Controllers. Develop and document procedures to integrate Windows servers with central campus services such as WDS, WSUS and Active Directory. Participate in on-call rotations to provide 24/7 support for production services.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Three years of professional experience in Windows server administration and support. Three years of experience supporting Windows servers in an Active Directory environment and/or managing domain controllers. Proficiency in Linux and/or AIX server administration to support web and database servers. Solid understanding of network fundamentals, such as TCP/IP, OSI layers, IP addresses and subnets, network firewalls and proxies. Demonstrated ability to work independently and without day-to-day supervision on highly varied technical tasks with changing priorities. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or five years of equivalent professional experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of professional experience in Linux and/or AIX server administration. Three years of experience administering virtualized environments for servers, particularly in VMware. Proficiency in Windows scripting or cross-platform scripting languages such as Perl and Python. Experience with system monitoring, performance turning, change management processes and network security. Experience working with building access control and video surveillance applications.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work performed on concurrent multiple projects under pressure of rigid deadlines and/or time limitations. May require occasional extended work hours or on-call obligation.

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