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ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
Available: May 1, 2023
The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a motivated and experienced Systems Administrator to join the Library & Information Technology (L&IT) division.
As a member of a highly collaborative team within the University Libraries’ Infrastructure Management Services department, the Systems Administrator will be responsible for both production and development systems software and related infrastructure, assisting in facilitating systems architectural design, implementation, administration, automation, and maintenance activities for the University Libraries IT infrastructure and various technologies deployed to support this infrastructure. This includes project leadership and consultation across technical platforms and departmental boundaries, evaluating new technologies and services to implement or customize for use by the UNC Community and integrate within established frameworks to support technology and infrastructure for University Libraries services.
The Systems Administrator will assist the Senior Systems Administrator, in the development of an IT infrastructure in an environment that strives for rapid and “early and often” deployment and participate in research and development activities with the objective of testing new information technologies to enhance the University Libraries L&IT infrastructure with the goal of increasing functionality and productivity for the organization. The position will develop and/or recommend solutions for systems architecture design across vendor platforms to adapt existing resources for new and innovative approaches to the organization’s needs and development.
The position works with libraries staff and campus partners to address their business needs, while coordinating with other systems administrators, software developers, project managers, and stakeholders. The Systems Administrator regularly shares progress with stakeholders, seeking input on projects. The Systems Administrator provides support to users throughout the lifetime of the project, troubleshooting problems.
The University Libraries has fostered a community of learning and collaboration and presents many opportunities to learn new skills and to take on a range of technically challenging projects with support from senior staff. Our colleagues have taken a variety of paths to technical specializations, and we welcome candidates seeking collaboration with professionals who care about their work, within an environment that respects a work-life balance. The continued cultivation of healthy, diverse, and inclusive working environments is an essential requirement for any position in our department.
- Master’s and 1-2 years’ experience; or Bachelors and 2-4 years’ experience; or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.
- Systems administration experience with Linux operating systems.
- Knowledge of network and application standards and protocols.
- Demonstrated experience adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
- Demonstrated experience providing technology leadership.
- Ability to work independently.
- Possess verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
- Able to provide after-hours support when needed.
- Able to work on scheduled maintenance activities after-hours during the week and on weekends.
- Experience working effectively with a cross-functional team to plan and complete technical projects.
- Experience fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where differences and complexities in background, cultures, values, and viewpoints are valued.
- Production and development deployment experience of RedHat Enterprise Linux.
- Experience with RDBMS (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Microsoft SQL Server).
- Automation technologies (e.g., Ansible, or SCCM).
- Experience with a common scripting language (e.g., bash, python, powershell, ruby, or php).
- Experience working with regular expressions.
- Experience working with Active Directory and LDAP
- Experience with Windows Server system administration.
- Experience deploying servers in a virtualization environment (VMWare, or equivalent).
- Systems monitoring (e.g., OpsView or Nagios).
- Agile work management (e.g., JIRA, Confluence).
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.
The University Libraries aspires to set the standard for public university research libraries in the digital age. One of the largest research libraries in the U.S. South, The University Libraries is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold approximately 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audiovisual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.
The University Libraries serves campus and broader communities that reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the state of North Carolina, and we maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and open educational and workplace climate for all. We strive to create an environment of respect and collaboration where vision and innovation can flourish. Learn more about our Strategic Framework — including our pillars, values, and priorities — by visiting https://library.unc.edu/about/strategic-framework/.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than a half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
Salary and Benefits
This position is at will. The University Libraries intends to hire at a minimum of $92,000, with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or Optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. The position will close on April 27, 2023.
Please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/252549 and complete the online application. Please include a resume of relevant experience, a cover letter highlighting your interest in this position and Carolina’s libraries, and the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.