Job Vacancy Senior Systems Administrator, College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Office, Information Technology University of Texas at Austin

Job title: Senior Systems Administrator, College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Office, Information Technology

Company: University of Texas at Austin

Job description: Job Posting Title: Senior Systems Administrator, College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Office, Information Technology


Hiring Department: College of Natural Sciences


Position Open To: All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40


FLSA Status: Exempt


Earliest Start Date: Immediately


Position Duration: Expected to Continue


Location: AUSTIN, TX


Job Details:

General Notes

Systems Administrator position in the CNS Office of Information Technology to provide leadership and technical expertise in the area of Linux system and network administration while working as part of the systems administration team. Responsible for managing Linux servers and workstations. Responsible for support and management of networking hardware including cabling, switch port configuration, SOHO and VRF-aware firewall configurations, and troubleshooting. Managing network services such as DHCP and DNS. Liaise with the Campus Networking Team.

Must be eligible to work in the US on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship.


  • Work with members of the Quest group to design, install and operate Linux Servers.
  • Work with other campus groups as needed for centrally provided services such as Oracle Database support, Identity and Access Management, Networking, etc.
  • Provide back-up support to current systems administration staff on Linux based computing systems (desktop and server).
  • Perform hardware and software monitoring of systems and services.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Three years of experience managing Linux or Unix servers. Strong scripting and automation skills. Proven understanding of network concepts, hardware and services (such as DNS, DHCP, NAT and Private IP addressing, subnetting, Ethernet and ARP concepts, cabling, VLANs, firewalls, switches, hubs, etc.). Proven ability to analyze and resolve complex technical issues to meet the needs of clients with widely varying technical backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to work independently and without day-to-day supervision on highly varied technical tasks with changing priorities.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years experience administering Linux systems and/or LAN networking in an enterprise environment. General experience with information security issues and best practices as applies to systems administration and networking. Experience deploying virtual machines and/or containers, small scale clustered or distributed data storage systems, high performance computing and GPU computing systems. Knowledge of Cisco networking and firewall devices. Familiarity with using a configuration management framework. Familiarity with networking concepts and devices such as VRF/VRF-Lite, WAPs, VoIP and network diagnostic tools.

Salary Range

$80,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Climbing of ladders
  • Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility: Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:




Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

Expected salary: $80000 per year

Location: Austin, TX

Job date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 02:35:05 GMT

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