Enterprise Windows Administration - Application Administration
The Principal Systems Administrator works independently at the highest level on all phases of system administration (Windows or Linux) to provide highly specialized technical expertise when collaborating, leading and ensuring the successful delivery of various university applications and services for faculty, staff and students on all campuses of Indiana University. Many of these systems require continuous operation and/or high availability and 24 x 7 x 365 support. This position serves as a Point of Contact for the DevOps operations team.
Performs as the highest technical resource for UITS systems which supports mission-critical environments for the university. Responsible for all areas of implementation and support including: hardware, operating systems, security, backups, data protection, performance monitoring and tuning, capacity planning, storage allocation, workload management, and problem determination and resolution. Contributes to the growth and modification of the UITS systems by acquiring and maintaining knowledge of new and emerging applications, tools, and architectures that may be used to support the business operations. Leads the development and enhancement of current mission-critical environments (including vended solutions and emerging technologies) by interpreting customer needs and applying these decisions to develop and implement system architectural plans, design modifications, and ensure compliance with federal and university policies. Collaborates, evaluates, recommends and develops "best practices" to keep pace with emerging technologies as it pertains to server systems and computing environments overall. Mentors and coaches other staff within the team.
This position has a highly visible role within tactical and strategic planning by working with peers in OVPIT, UITS and other university functional units to design robust system environments for the support of the core academic mission of the University. The principal systems administrator will need to establish collegial relationships with counterparts in the other areas, balancing advocacy for his/her own area with the need to cooperate in the management of extremely complex interrelated systems.
Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in systems analysis and administration (Windows or Linux) of shared and distributed file systems and database environments in the delivery of complex mission critical computing services.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Demonstrable experience in analyzing complex problems and producing concrete, actionable solutions. Experience leading detailed requirements and specification activities. Experience in resolving highly complex integration issues involving multiple technologies and cross-unit coordination. Experience in administration of systems, shared and distributed file systems and database environments. Thorough knowledge of virtualized computer systems, storage systems, backup systems, network systems, network protocol and software interfaces. In depth experience with at least 2 scripting languages, TCP-IP protocols, web servers, transaction processors, LDAP, ACL, load balancing, SSH, and network protocols. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Customer service orientation and willingness to work as part of a team in a dynamic and complex environment. Ability to work with a variety of people with varying degrees of technical knowledge. Ability to assume project leadership for projects and work at the highest level of technical complexity. High levels of ability in accuracy, problem solving, dependability and responsibility.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Business Systems, or a related discipline. Industry standard certifications. Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, PowerShell, Azure DevOps. Effective leadership skills. Foundation of project management skills.
Working Conditions / Demands
Ability to use workstations, servers, networking, virtualized systems, network storage, monitors, routers, printers, copiers, fax machines and other related equipment. This position is responsible for systems across all Indiana University campuses.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4IT
Job Function: Information Technology
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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