Systems Administrator/Programmer

Fairbanks, Alaska
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Created: May 22, 2013


Join the team at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at UAF, the largest library in Alaska! We are seeking a Systems Administrator/Programmer who appreciates the needs of an academic environment, enjoys working in diverse cultural setting and being part of a dynamic team of friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals. Flexibility,attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines is a must.

Must possess theoretical and practical knowledge to develop (programming and system analysis) systems and adapt to rapidly changing technology. Incumbent must have extensive system administration experience working with Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems. Ability to install, configure and back-up advanced software applications such as compilers, databases, emulators and clusters. Incumbent must have extensive knowledge of network management, diagnostic tools and security application. Successful applicants must have demonstrated knowledge/expertise with Perl, PHP and CSS and at least two of the following programming/scripting languages (Python, JSP, Javascript, XHTML, XML, XSL/T or API) and demonstrated knowledge/expertise with relational databases (Oracle, mySQL, DB2). Ability to propose and plan configuration changes, including time and cost estimates, using accepted project management techniques.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience. Advanced degree in related field desired.

Applicant must have at least two years system administration with Unix/Linux and Windows server environments. The experience should include configuring and upgrading operating system and application software, applying security/maintenance patches, monitoring and tuning system performance.

Incumbent should have a good understanding of HTTP & HTTPS server concepts and basic knowledge of Web services (e.g., SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, etc.) and the concept of SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture). Ability to do resource capacity planning and management debugging various network protocols preferred.

Demonstrated communication and strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work on multiple projects with shifting priorities and a propensity for learning new technologies. Proven ability to interact with various levels of staff in a team-oriented collaborative environment. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to provide information clearly and concisely. Experience with project management.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Must be able to lift occasional heavy pieces of equipment and work above head for short periods of time.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office.

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Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 00:31 UTC

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