The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Systems Administrator

Hiring department ITS Systems
Monthly salary $5,833 - $6,666+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-08-19-01-9317
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


Responsible for leading technical teams with administrative control and responsibility for business critical systems and services at The University of Texas at Austin. Ensures long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization.

Essential Functions

The primary function of this position is to lead project teams which document, plan, and execute maintenance and changes for business-critical systems. Changes are motivated by the data collected in the other essential functions of this position. Audit hardware, operating system, application, and service logs or consoles, equipment loads and software performance with the aim to improve the reliability and performance of systems. Manage security, firewall, anti-malware, and backup systems to maintain appropriate data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Maintain and share knowledge of current technologies including software versions and hardware revisions. Maintain and share knowledge of emerging technologies, vulnerabilities, attack vectors, and countermeasures. Prepare and maintain system documentation including disaster recovery materials, licenses, warranties, contracts, inventories, life cycle plans, project plans and customer road maps. Ensure compliance with policies and configuration guidelines. Communicate with customers and colleagues through phone calls, voice mail, email, presentations, and publications. Advise customers on business processes, systems, and planning in the near-term and long-term, as indicated.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Experienced professional who develops and deploys mission critical web-based application delivery infrastructures with in-depth understanding of Linux-based webserver and load-balanced application delivery environments. Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expert in mission critical web based application delivery environments. Experience administering Linux systems with ability to administer clustered web services and other components of application delivery. Experience designing, building, and implementing integrated environments for mission critical services, utilizing a shared infrastructure including storage, databases, virtualization, networking, load balancing, etc. Five or more years of experience administering Linux servers and web server software. Five years or more of experience developing and maintaining custom software for mission critical services. Demonstrated experience leading a variety of technical projects and ability to independently troubleshoot Linux, web server, load balancer, and network problems. Ability to write documentation for a technical audience describing problems and solutions for various scenarios.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to implement solutions to problems of diverse scope in specific areas, including data analysis to identify root cause and contributing factors. Ability to use independent and correct judgment to perform all actions within job function. Experience with the development and implementation of standard operating procedures. Experience with VMWare administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

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 deadlines and/or time limitations. May require occasional extended work hours or on-call obligation.

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