Assistant Director of UNIX Systems Administration 211

Assistant Director of UNIX Systems Administration.211

Posting Date:02/06/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Non-Classified
FT/PT Status: Full-Time
Work Location: Office of Information Technology
Work Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

West Virginia University Office of Information Technology is seeking an Assistant Director of UNIX Systems Administration.  Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Infrastructure and Technical Services, this position provides high-level technical leadership, project oversight, administrative and strategic vision for various campus-wide services and application environments provided by the Systems team within a decentralized University setting. This position works very closely with the OIT Data Center Coordinator to provide and ensure smooth operation and security of the OIT/IS Data Centers and the systems housed in those Data Centers – these include the majority of the University’s mission-critical and sensitive data systems such as MAP, ROADS, STAR, IDEAS, eCampus, etc. Any failures of these systems and/or compromises of the data managed by these systems could severely damage the ability of this university to function as a viable institution of higher learning.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.  Applicants should have 6-8 years of overall information technology experience, 5 years of UNIX/Linux systems administration experience and 4 years of information systems management experience.

Technical qualifications include: broad knowledge of system performance management, capacity planning and systems administration processes/tools and their implementation whether on premise or 3rd party (cloud); experience developing/maintaining change/patch management processes/tools; experience with sizing and configuring servers with emphasis on Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, and Intel Linux platforms; experience in the deployment and support of a mission-critical system; solid understanding of networked/distributed computing environments; experience developing/implementing/maintaining backup/recovery processes; experience with host security.

This position requires the following:

  • Background Check

West Virginia University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.




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