Position Open - Yale University Library IT Office

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Created: November 19, 2009


Systems Programmer II

Library Systems Group

Yale University

Band III-Grade 25

General Purpose In a dynamic 24x7x365 production data center environment, working independently and collaboratively as a senior member of an interdepartmental team, provides Unix and Windows system administration, storage and backup administration, and application administration for Yale University Library, consortia, and development partner's servers and web services. Plays a leadership role in the acquisition and deployment of new hardware.

Responsibilities Ensures performance, reliability and security on Solaris, Linux and Windows servers, supporting critical staff and public services for the University Library, campus partners, and national and international consortia members. Provides performance tuning, capacity planning, automation, and documentation for systems and applications.

Installs, configures, documents, and maintains operating systems, applications, and system management tools including: * Apache, Netbackup, RedHat, SAMBA, Solaris "Zones" and ZFS, SVN, Tomcat, VMWare * Open source applications CNRI handles system, Fedora, VUFind, * Informix, Oracle, MySQL and Progres, databases; * Library applications GFA/LAS, MetaLib, SFX, URSA, Verde, Voyager and locally developed. Ensures performance, reliability and security of tape libraries and backup systems: * Monitor storage and backup systems and components to ensure capacity, performance and availability. * Consult with clients on backup/restore issues. * Perform storage and backup related software installs and upgrades. Collaborates as part of a development team, as a technical lead, providing systems expertise in research projects related to new web services for the discovery and delivery of content, digital archives, and repositories. Plays a leadership role as knowledge expert in the specification, design, and deployment of hardware. Independently manages special projects, such as capacity replacements and architecture improvements. Tracks developments in new technologies. Supports and collaborates with developers at Yale and in the open source community, data center operations staff, vendors, and service providers. Performs off-shift work with rotating on-call coverage. Mentors junior system programmers and other technology staff in Library units. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at the West Campus location in West Haven, CT.

Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least four years experience as a systems programmer in a mixed-platform environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive experience configuring and supporting a variety of disk arrays and RAID controllers. Extensive experience and skill troubleshooting and resolving a variety of hardware, network, and application-related issues in a multi-platform computing environment.

Demonstrated expert knowledge with Linux/Solaris/Unix and/or Windows operating systems, utilities and applications. Comprehensive, demonstrated leadership and project management skills. Demonstrated ability with administration of web services (Tomcat, Apache), databases, and web applications. Ability to produce well-crafted documentation, specifications, and recommendations. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Expert skill in developing scripts to monitor, maintain, and secure systems. Demonstrated competence working with a range of hardware related to enterprise-class services (servers, storage, and backup).

Salary and Benefits Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including pro-rated 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs<http://www.yale.edu/jobs> for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 8624BR. Please be sure to reference #8624BR in your cover letter.

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