Linux Systems Administrator - UIC Library, Chicago

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Created: October 15, 2014


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The University of Illinois at Chicago's University Library is seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator (Information Technology Technical Associate) to lead the Desktop and Linux Systems Administration unit within the Library.

As the Library’s senior systems administrator, the Linux Systems Administrator contributes to the overall development of the Library’s Web and digital library infrastructure and will help plan, select, and implement technologies to support the Library’s goal of anytime anywhere access to UIC’s scholarly information.  This person will lead the unit in providing excellent customer service to UIC and University Library colleagues.

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Close date: October 26, 2014
Minimum Salary: $65,000.00

Key Responsibilities / duties:

As the Library’s senior systems administrator, support the Library’s goal to provide quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff by:
- Leading the Desktop and Server Administration Unit and supervise the work of the Assistant Systems Administrator, graduate assistant(s), and / or student assistant(s).
- Provide technical leadership and mentoring
- Deploy and maintain desktop computing systems in a mixed environment (Windows, Mac, Linux).
- Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve system issues with servers, networks, and storage.
- Lead software upgrade and hardware deployment projects
- Maintain and monitor system access controls and maintain system security in accordance with University policies
- Liaise with campus IT organizations and governance bodies
- Maintain and write systems documentation
- Maintain knowledge of new and emerging technologies and techniques to propose and recommend new methods to improve manageability and reliability.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- Install, patch, and maintain server, operating systems, services (e.g., Linux, Apache, MySQL)
- Install, patch and maintain application packages (e.g., Open Journal System, DSpace, Solr, Fedora)
- Write and maintain shell scripts

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a. progressively more responsible work experience in IT-related profession
b. college course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
- 60 semester hours or Associate’s Degree equals one year
- 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor’s Degree equals two years
2. Demonstrated experience as a Linux Systems Administrator.
3. Demonstrated experience administering Web servers and / or related systems such as Apache, Tomcat, RDBMS (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL), etc.

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