The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Systems Administrator II - Systems Administrator II

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $4,500 - $5,800+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-04-20-01-9316
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

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.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Work references must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Provide system administration support for the Environmental Sciences Laboratory (ESL) of Applied Research Laboratories.

Essential Functions

Deploy, configure, maintain and support PC based Windows and Linux operating systems on both servers and workstations. Deploy, configure, maintain and support Apple Mac OSX operating systems on workstations. Maintain third-party administrative software (i.e., anti-virus, software inventory and performance monitoring). Administer system services, including Active Directory, DNS, NIS, user authentication and file serving in a heterogeneous network. Deploy, configure and maintain fiber and Ethernet network infrastructure. Deploy, configure and maintain SAN subsystems. Develop, improve, and implement new solutions that meet the resources demands of the system.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

HS/GED. Proficiency in Windows, RedHat Linux and Mac OSX in a heterogeneous environment. Working knowledge of networking concepts such as VLANs, routing, subnetting, trunking and ACLs. Experience with deploying and troubleshooting SAN technologies. Ability to assess security posture by identifying and mitigating new and existing vulnerabilities using scanners such as OpenSCAP, Retina and Nessus. Experience with Risk Management Framework and/or DISA IA controls. Attention to detail. Reg/punctual attendance. Must hold a DoD 8570.01 approved certification to satisfy an IAT Level I position or must be willing to obtain certification(s) within 90 days from hire date. U.S. Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. Five or more years of related experience as a systems administrator. Technical certifications with emphasis on security from Comptia, Microsoft, RedHat, and Cisco. Five or more years of network administration experience. Knowledge of Linux shell commands and scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and Visual Basic. Working knowledge of configuration management technologies such as Puppet, Satellite, Cobbler. Experience in high performance clustering. Experience deploying and supporting Lustre file systems. Experience in deploying and supporting DoD secured networks. Eligibility for immediate access to classified information.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate travel.

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