[TriLUG] Have a Job: Duke

Jim jjtuttle at trilug.org
Tue Oct 19 11:39:44 EDT 2010


I can talk about the department and whatnot, but not a lot about the 
actual job.

  Senior Systems Administrator, Sr. Analyst, IT

3 Year Term Appointment

Under the direction of the Head of Discovery and Core Services, manages 
central servers and network infrastructure used by the staff and patrons 
of the library.  Installs, manages, and maintains the library's 
Linux/Unix servers.  Collaborates with University IT staff to align and 
integrate library computing with campus computing.  Performs scripting 
and stress testing tasks as needed.  Serve as platform architect for the 
local services environment as well as point person for hardware and 
first level software (httpd, etc.).  This position is a 3 year term 


    * Installs, upgrades, and maintains Linux/Unix servers. Performs
      server disk management, data recovery, operating system
      maintenance, server backup, and file restoration. Tests, installs,
      and maintains server-based application and utility software.
      Installs and manages virtual server environments for production
      and sandbox as needed. Evaluates, tests, and recommends new server
      hardware, software, and network technologies.
    * Collaborates with Office of Information Technology and other
      University IT staff to facilitate the integration of the Library's
      computing infrastructure into that of the University, to
      communicate the Library's computing needs, and to assist in the
      diagnosis of University-wide computing and networking problems.
    * Serves as primary technical contact to OIT regarding the library's
      use of Linux/Unix virtual hosting and storage environments. Serves
      as liaison between the library's application developers and
      managers and OIT systems administrators and other virtual host
      environment technical staff.
    * Participate and lead application analysis to judge suitability of
      installed applications as candidates for VM Migration.
    * Develop and document scripts to improve functionality and routine
    * Provides technical guidance and direction to fellow ITS staff.
    * Consult with other staff members in ITS to stay informed on
      current and emerging technology projects and opportunities for
      collaboration and resource sharing.
    * Maintain current awareness of trends in information technology and
      supported systems
    * Provides after hours on-call service in rotation with other team
    * Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Supervisory Responsibilities
. None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members 
will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of 
their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer 
focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and 
a commitment to diversity.


*Required: *Education: Required: BA/BS in computer science or related 
field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.


*Required: *Three years experience in system administration of Unix 
(Linux) systems; expert knowledge of client/server computing; 
demonstrated ability to manage or support a multi-user client/server 
application; experience in a multi-platform, heterogeneous environment; 
experience with programs, scripting (Perl, Shell, Python) and systems 
administration tools; demonstrated ability to manage technical projects; 
demonstrated collaborative skills; ability to manage a complex workload, 
prioritize tasks and complete work on time with minimum supervision; 
strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as 
part of a team.

*Preferred: *Experience providing system administration of CentOS / RHEL 
5; experience using Puppet to manage system configurations; experience 
with server virtualization and Xen; experience with heartbeat 
clustering; experience supporting implementations of Apache, MySQL, and 
Tomcat; experience with Nagios and Cacti; experience with RPM packaging 
and distribution; prior experience working in an academic research library.

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