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Systems Administrator Sr



Open Date 08/07/2017
Requisition Number PRN15001B
Job Title Systems Administrator Sr
Working Title Sr Middleware Systems Administrator (DevOps)
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Computer Employee
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Monday to Friday; 8 AM to 5 PM; Additional hours may be required

VP Area President
Department 01555 - UIT INFRASTRUCTURE & OPS
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $60,700 to $115,300
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

University Information Technology (UIT) has an opening for a Middleware Systems Administrator (DevOps) position within the Software Platform Services team. This position is responsible for designing and implementing secure, highly available and scalable middle tier and web hosting infrastructure solutions. The position will interface directly with development, production support, and QA teams and maintain a high level of visibility with entire team. This role will support and maintain the production environment along with the build and release processes which includes the supporting tools.

About UIT: University Information Technology (UIT), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services (CIS) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and services. For more information about UIT visit

About the University: Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of the PAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.


- Designs, installs, administers, and maintains highly available and scalable middle tier and web hosting infrastructure solutions
- Builds, releases and configures management of production systems
- Implements and/or improves continuous delivery of software
- Assists in continuous integration, rapid deployment, and testing of software for both infrastructure and product use.
- Installs new software releases and system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches, and resolves software related problems
- Designs/develops, tests, and implements automated administrative tasks related to the middle-tier and web hosting infrastructure
- Monitors capacity and analyzes information concerning processing time, response times, application/software, CPU loads, etc. for future growth and proactively informs management of potential areas of concerns, makes recommendations, and provides capacity planning/metric reports
- Collaborates with service owners to configure applications that meet the business needs
- Conduct technical evaluations on new products and features and provides recommendations and directions for implementation
- Creates and maintains technical documentation on critical processes and standards
- On-call required

Minimum Qualifications

Require a bachelor’s degree in a related area, or equivalency, and 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

• Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency, and 3 – 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area
Experience in at least three of the following areas:
• Linux system administration
• Automated configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef, SaltStack).
• Application servers (WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, Tuxedo, Glassfish, JBoss, IIS)
• Knowledge and understanding of Jenkins, Atlassian products (Bitbucket/Stash, Wiki), GIT, Crontab
• Shell scripting and/or a programming language.
LAMP stacks
AWS, Azure or GCP
• Experience with Docker and related tools a plus (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have 3 or more years of related Linux Systems Administrator experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have any experience with application servers (WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, Tuxedo, Glassfish, JBoss, IIS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have any experience with automated configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef, SaltStack)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with software deployment, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, Agile/Scrum?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this position?
    • University of Utah Web Page
    • Internet: search engine, online job board, etc
    • University of Utah employee referral
    • Career Services/Campus Job Fair
    • Community/Government Agency
    • Other/Unknown
  7. * How did you hear about this position? - University of Utah web page - Online - University of Utah employee referral - Career Services / Job Fair - Community / Government Agency - Other

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission