The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Systems Administrator - Senior Storage Specialist

Hiring department ITS Systems
Monthly salary $6,666+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-10-14-01-9317
Job Status Deleted
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. A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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


An experienced professional who applies, develops, and documents data storage best practices, and deploys new storage technology with an in depth understanding of the subject matter. Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall storage field and recognized expertise in NFS storage.

Essential Functions

Participates in activities that lead to formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources for the data storage infrastructure. Scope includes data storage best practices for installation and maintenance, capacity increases, high availability, encryption, storage automation, performance optimization, backup and recovery, storage delivery protocols, and transparent storage maintenance. Designs and implements solutions to data storage problems of diverse scope in multiple areas, including data analysis to identify root cause and contributing factors. Is the primary staff resource for the support or leadership of multiple technical projects or teams. Active member of multiple functional teams, including Storage, Backups, and Virtualization. May have accountability for setting expectations, performance management, and evaluations for a small number of staff related to projects. May have accountability for setting expectations, performance management, and evaluations for vendors and providers. Provide Tier III support per request from campus constituencies.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Demonstrated extensive experience in leading the support and forecasting resource needs of heterogeneous storage platforms and OS clients, including EMC, DDN, Hitachi, NetApp, Compellent, Red Hat Storage Server, Windows OS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, and Solaris OS. Demonstrated expert knowledge in heterogeneous, integrated enterprise storage platforms and infrastructure including block and NAS storage, fiber channel fabric, storage requirements for virtualization and database, data backup and recovery, data security. Demonstrated expert judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining optimal storage infrastructure performance and uptime. Ability to make technical presentations to teams, focus groups, management, and governance committees as required. Five or more years of professional experience. Demonstrated experience in leading diverse technical projects, including assigning tasks and selecting team members. Excellent customer focus and interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Red Hat Linux expert, experienced with Red Hat Storage Server high availability and GlusterFS. Hitachi Data Systems expert with demonstrated experience with HDS high availability configuration. Seven or more years of related professional experience. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experiences. Systems programming expert that can enable automated storage administration. Data security expert that can design comprehensive solutions in a complex multi-vendor storage infrastructure. Graduate degree in Computer Science or related field.

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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