The following position reporting to Denise Craig, Manager, Enterprise Systems Administration, is being posted externally. If interested, you must apply online at
Refer to job number #9434.

Senior/Lead Linux Systems Administrator/Analyst - PA3IT

Description and Responsibilities:

Job Summary: Works under minimal supervision on all phases of system administration to provide a high level of specialized expertise in the evaluation and design of major new customer applications, services and technological solutions, which include not only system and software integration techniques, but also systems design, implementation and testing in support of computer applications serving the entire university.

Serves as a technical resource in all areas of implementation and support including: hardware configuration and installation, OS installation and support, backup infrastructure, data protection, performance monitoring and tuning, capacity planning, storage allocation, workload management, and problem determination and resolution. Coordinates projects and participates in planning sessions and in ad-hoc committees; and assists in the training of support staff and serves as client consultant and a resource for university staff for information technology and technical expertise. Interfaces with hardware and software vendors to coordinate projects, resolve availability issues, and explore new technologies.

REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in computer science, informatics, business systems, or related discipline and two years of systems analysis and programming in the delivery of complex mission critical computing services.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Possess experience and knowledge in performing system administration and support which includes server installation, testing, maintenance and patching in an enterprise server environment (not workstations) delivering enterprise wide applications. Possess some knowledge of computer systems (ESX), storage systems (Hitachi SAN, NAS), backup systems (TSM), network systems, advanced virtualization (VMWare & Hyper-V), network protocol and software interfaces. Some understanding of and experience with the Linux Redhat server OS (version 5 & 6); and expertise in at least three of the following: Scripting languages (Perl, Java, PowerShell), TCP-IP protocols, Apache, Tomcat, J2EE, transaction processors (Tuxedo, Weblogic) , Oracle DBMS, LDAP, ACL, TSM, Load Balancing (Zeus, Stingray) and SSH.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills are needed for understanding, resolution of issues, and formation of solutions; and ability to operate effectively in a complex and dynamic environment. Capable of functioning on multi-disciplinary teams and projects and within ad-hoc committees; demonstrated oral, written, and presentation skills, with the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

Preferred: Experience in administering servers, monitoring and performing backups and restores; and strong desire to learn and self-motivation skills.

Other: Due to the underlying services delivered to the university community 24 hours per day, in addition to the normal Monday - Friday office hours, this position is required, as needed, to work before/after the normal daily office hours, to work during the evenings and early mornings, to work on weekends and to occasional work on the holidays. This position also requires such activities as: being "on call" to resolve issues impacting the delivery of production services or high priority UITS projects; performing needed hardware or software maintenance, installation, and upgrade activities; and supporting the implementation of new releases of services and applications. Hours worked in this category for sustained periods of time due to extraordinary or seasonal workloads would be eligible for additional time off (comp time at a day-for-day basis) at the department's discretion.

Note: Enterprise Systems Administration plans and supports over 1000 complex enterprise systems 24 hours a day, 7 days per week which are essential for the delivery of university wide critical applications, services, and institutional data.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment institution.