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Linux Systems Administrator-Operating Systems Programmer Analyst 1 (UCP 4)

Posted on August 21, 2017

The University of Connecticut, University Information Technology Services (UITS), is seeking an energetic, proactive, self-motivated analyst to fill the position of Linux Systems Administrator (Operating Systems Programmer Analyst 1 - UCP 4). The successful candidate must have an understanding of the routine workings of a large, complex computer operating system and possess the ability to apply basic problem solving and resource management techniques.

Under the direction of the designated manager, this position provides technical support including installation, monitoring, troubleshooting, and problem solving in support of the University’s central Linux servers. This position is intended for individuals with working knowledge of Linux Server operating systems. Incumbents in this position are considered “beginners,” as it applies to the technical specialty of operating systems. Work is of ordinary difficulty and assignments are somewhat limited in scope. The incumbent will normally work under the guidance of more senior technical staff.


• Diagnoses and resolves errors on Linux Servers, and subsystem components; works with complex systems integration issues including activities associated with various computer platforms, such as data warehouse, web applications and server, communication and networking technology.

• Manages accounts, disk space, and other system resources; installs and manages Web services such as Apache and Tomcat; automates routine tasks using batch tools and scripting.

• Installs and manages Linux Server operating systems, including troubleshooting, business continuity and disaster/recovery.

• Supports a production environment during defined maintenance periods as well as outside of normal working hours to ensure minimal impact to users.

• Programs applications to assist with management of computer resources such as database applications.

• Creates documentation about technical and usage procedures and methodologies; consults with and supports end users.

• Participates effectively as a team member on technical projects; assists in the evaluation and selection of program products.

• Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

2. Working knowledge and understanding of enterprise Linux Systems and related software.

3. Evidence of good analytical reasoning and problem solving skills.

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

5. Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.

6. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

7. Evidence of the capability of meeting deadlines and working under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

2. One to two years of technical work experience or training in a computer related field in addition to that required for the degree equivalency in minimum qualification number one.

3. Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

4. Experience with Web Servers (Apache, Tomcat)

5. Experience with MySQL, Postgres or Oracle

6. Familiarity with firewall management

7. Familiarity with TCP/IP Networking

8. Familiarity with automation tools (Red Hat Satellite, Chef, Puppet or Ansible)

9. Familiarity with scripting languages (Bash, Python or Perl)

10. Certifications relevant to this position.

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