TDL Tech Team Lead/ Sr. Systems Administrator

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Created: August 21, 2013


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Responsible for the design, management, maintenance and architecture of the systems of the Texas Digital Library, a consortium of academic research libraries engaged in the preservation, dissemination and ingestion of the data and scholarly materials of the State of Texas.

Essential Functions
Act as leader of the TDL Systems team, overseeing the administration of systems including repositories, preservation systems, the Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Management System, and other tools supporting scholarly communication activities as key services of the Texas Digital Library. Develop an architecture for standardization, security, and back-up assurance for TDL services within the Amazon cloud for multiple client universities. Provide lead system administration for DSpace repository management. Support applications for data processing, remote database interfaces, and associated run-time environments and operate in a Linux environment at Amazon Web Service. Work with Director of Operations to design or integrate, code, test and deploy applications for support of services

Marginal/Incidental functions
Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications
Demonstrated expertise with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in systems administration. Relies on experience and proficiency to plan and accomplish goals. Experience with configuration management systems such as Puppet. Experience with hardware diagnostics, backups, replication and failure-recover procedures. Proficiency in programming and/ or scripting languages such as UNIX Shells, Python, PHP and Perl. Professional experience in supporting web and database servers on Linux platforms. Current or recent professional experience in Linux server administration. Strong experience with SQL. Understanding of network fundamentals such as TCP IP, network firewalls and proxies. Experience in identity management services. Experience in public and private cloud storage and services. Experience with Sendmail. Ability to work directly with customers. Ability to communicate and develop project plans within a team environment. Ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a digital library environment. Experience in a university environment. Experience with Amazon Web Services including S3 and/or Glacier. Experience in Solr/Lucene search and indexing systems. Experience with REST and other web services. Experience managing DNS LDAP, Apache, Wordpress, Tomcat, MySQL, Postgres, Nagios and Sendmail. Proven superior technology troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.

Working conditions
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Concurrent multiple projects under pressure of deadlines or time limitations. Occasional extended work hours or on call obligation. Work under stress, as team member and independently. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

Other stuff
  • A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
  • The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
  • The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.
  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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