[Jobposts] Systems administrator at the University of Oklahoma

Gayathri Swaminathan gayathri.swa at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 17:04:00 UTC 2010

Please do not contact me directly. Position is full time and at main campus,
Norman Oklahoma. If interested apply at http://jobs.ou.edu

Listing Information  Job Search Category:   Non Student     Job Type
Full-Time     Requisition
Number   08736     Listing Title   IT Analyst II - IT Systems Administrator
    Job Code   2521     Department   Information Technology (IT)     Position
address:   Norman, OK 73019     Application Deadline   Open Until Filled   Work
Schedule   Normal working hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, with occasional
evenings or weekends.     Hours per week   40     Salary Range   negotiable
    Job Function   Are you a driven IT professional continuously looking for
innovative ways to fine-tune processes and systems?

The University of Oklahoma is truly an exciting place to be, known for its
academic excellence and strong sense of community. At OU IT, you will be a
part of an organization that recognizes and rewards the contributions of its
employees. OU IT fosters a dynamic work environment and offers a wide range
of career opportunities. As part of a higher education institution, OU IT
embraces the mission of the University and reflects the diversity of the
students we serve.

Recent accolades for OU include:
Honored as one of Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT
Ranked 10th in PC Magazine's 2007 Top 20 Wired Campuses

Job Function
OU IT has a remarkable opportunity to be an integral part of the service
lifecycle process in both technical and analytical roles. This person will
work closely with engineers, project managers, and service staff to ensure
the delivery of world class services through needs analysis and ongoing
system integration of our core University applications. We are seeking
strong, individually motivated candidates with a proven track record of
understanding the importance of IT operations.


- Analyze business and technology needs; specify, test and deploy solutions
to these needs, and develop documentation on these solutions that allow for
long-term support.
- Responsible for the overall maintenance and administration of
administrative and academic systems in a manner consistent with established
and industry best practices
- Perform advanced monitoring; compile and validate statistical data from
logging tools in a timely manner
- Correlate, analyze, and escalate incidents and alarms using management
tools and following best practices; support the daily coordination and
remediation of incidents and problems
- Provide consulting support to customers and other technical groups in
support of deployed technical solutions and work closely with
cross-functional team members to assure compatibility and consistency for
all deployed solutions
- Collaborates routinely and cross trains to maintain a thorough and broad
knowledge of current technology trends and advancements
- Develop and maintain system documentation for the service delivery process

The ideal candidate is curious, creative, tenacious, self-directed, and
demonstrates a strong work ethic; productive working independently as well
as collaboratively; analytical and able to identify, define, interpret, and
resolve both technical and human issues.     Department Preferences
Preference for work experience with server virtualization and/or
and supporting Oracle database and Enterprise Resource Planning
systems.     Special
instructions to applicants   If you are selected as a final candidate for
this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman
Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit
http://www.hr.ou.edu/policies/tbtesting.asp     Benefits Provided:
Yes     Required
Applicant Documents   Resume
Cover Letter
List of References     Campus:   Norman     Listing date:   12-14-2009
Requirements:   Must be able to pull, push, reach, stand, engage in
repetitive motions, grasp, walk, feel, touch, speak, hear and see.     Required
Education and Experience:   -Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS,
Business, Engineering or other computer related field OR an equivalent
combination of education/job related work experience.

36 months experience working in the IT system administration service
delivery lifecycle; developing, testing, and deploying enterprise wide
systems.     Required Certifications, Registrations, or Licenses:
These requirements may be imposed by federal, state or recognized
accrediting agency as a prequisite of employment   None     Required Skills
and Proficiencies:
Please list the skills and proficiences needed to perform the essential
duties and responsibilities   -Advanced skills and experience working with
RedHat Linux or Apple operating systems in an enterprise scenario.
-Proficient skills and experience with shell and Perl scripting.
-Proficient skills and experience working with server clustering.
-Strong verbal/written communication skills to interact with team members,
customers, management and support personnel (technical and non-technical).
-Candidates should be able to apply critical thinking skills while meeting
impending deadlines.
-Understanding of common practices related to incident, problem, and change
-Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and switch between tasks quickly
during high stress situations.     Valid Driver's License Required:
No     Special
Indications:   Hiring contingent upon background check

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