Job Posting: Technical Team Lead / Sr. Systems Administrator, Texas Digital Library



Responsible for the design, management, maintenance and architecture of the systems of the Texas Digital Library, a consortium of academic research libraries engaged in the preservation, dissemination and ingestion of the data and scholarly materials of the State of Texas.

Essential Functions

Act as leader of the TDL Systems team, overseeing the administration of systems including repositories, preservation systems, the Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Management System, and other tools supporting scholarly communication activities as key services of the Texas Digital Library. Develop an architecture for standardization, security, and back-up assurance for TDL services within the Amazon cloud for multiple client universities. Provide lead system administration for DSpace repository management. Support applications for data processing, remote database interfaces, and associated run-time environments and operate in a Linux environment at Amazon Web Service. Work with Director of Operations to design or integrate, code, test and deploy applications for support of services

Required qualifications

Demonstrated expertise with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in systems administration. Relies on experience and proficiency to plan and accomplish goals. Experience with configuration management systems such as Puppet. Experience with hardware diagnostics, backups, replication and failure-recover procedures. Proficiency in programming and/ or scripting languages such as UNIX Shells, Python, PHP and Perl. Professional experience in supporting web and database servers on Linux platforms. Current or recent professional experience in Linux server administration. Strong experience with SQL. Understanding of network fundamentals such as TCP IP, network firewalls and proxies. Experience in identity management services. Experience in public and private cloud storage and services. Experience with Sendmail. Ability to work directly with customers. Ability to communicate and develop project plans within a team environment. Ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a digital library environment. Experience in a university environment. Experience with Amazon Web Services including S3 and/or Glacier. Experience in Solr/Lucene search and indexing systems. Experience with REST and other web services. Experience managing DNS LDAP, Apache, WordPress, Tomcat, MySQL, Postgres, Nagios and Sendmail. Proven superior technology troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Concurrent multiple projects under pressure of deadlines or time limitations. Occasional extended work hours or on call obligation. Work under stress, as team member and independently. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

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