Senior Systems Analyst

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Apr 05, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
IT, Systems Analyst
Full Time
Position Number: 121749 Title: Senior Systems Analyst Functional Title: Senior Systems Analyst Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1 Unit: INFO-College of Information Studies Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, DC, and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: This position will lead the server administration and support within the iSchool. This includes planning, configuring, deploying, and maintaining Windows and Linux servers in both physical and virtual environments in support of iSchool administrative and research computing requirements. Virtual environments will include but are not limited to VMWare vSphere, and Amazon EC2 environments. This position will also lead the development and enhancement of the iSchool's instructional support capacity. Potential projects include establishing a Virtual Computer Lab environment, setting up and managing a Jupyterhub environment, and deploying and supporting a variety of one-off systems for capstone projects and other related instructional needs. This position will maintain AWS hosting environment for iSchool administrative and research websites and databases using Drupal 8 and other content management tools; paying special attention to increasing security threats. This position will also manage backups, security, OS and application patching protocols for departmental servers and server environments. And create and maintain complete and accurate policy and procedural documentation in support of iSchool server-specific computing environment. This position will also provide supervision and oversight to Graduate Assistants and hourly student workers. Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications: * Master's degree in computer science or equivalent years of experience. * At least seven years' experience in systems administration role. * Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2012, including Active Directory, VMWare vSphere, AWS Amazon EC2, Linux, web and database hosting and support. * Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. * Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. * A strong commitment to outstanding customer service and ability to plan and customize systems to meet customer requirements. * Effective written, verbal, and organizational skills. Strong customer service skills particularly in academic environments. * Extensive knowledge of linux based systems,, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications. * Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support. * Good background in database design. * Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project. * Strong analytical and problem solving skills. * Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes. * Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities; * Willingness to work occasionally outside of normal business hours. * Excellent English oral and written communication skills. Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information: If you have any questions about this position please contact the iSchool Office of Human Resources at Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands Primarily sedentary work with occasional physical exertion to move supplies and equipment. Repetitive typing motions involved. The worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions. Posting Date: 03/04/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 03/21/2021 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.