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UT Health Senior Linux and DNS Systems Administrator for Information Services - Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Linux and DNS Systems Administrator for Information Services - Houston, TX

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Information Technology

UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 200000YT

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Senior Systems Administrator in our Information Services department. You must be a Unix and Linux administrator as well as an expert with DNS (domain name servers). This employee is responsible for complex activities related to system administration. Ensures long-term requirements of multi-systems operations, security and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization.

We are looking for the following:

• Linux Server Administration: Includes installation, configuration, security and troubleshooting;

• DNS Administration: Daily DNS administration, health check and monitoring, in-depth troubleshooting, installation and upgrades. This includes designing and implementing future architectural changes to the DNS environment;

• 5 years’ experience with Redhat or Oracle Linux administration, including shell scripting and backup and recovery;

• 5 years’ experience as a DNS/DNSSEC admin;

• This is a customer-service focused position, so candidate must have good people skills;

• Backend systems support for client-server applications;

• Experience with Puppet or similar configuration management software;

• Infoblox experience is a plus;

• Nagios experience is a plus.

This role will be eligible for all UTHealth benefits including excellent healthcare options and a pension plan administered by the State of Texas. This is a fulltime position that will report to a location in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. It is classified as exempt.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for all procedures and processes necessary to ensure the safety and integrity of organizational servers, data systems, file structures, computer operating systems and computer system software.

  2. Responsible for all activities related to system administration.

  3. Assigns personnel to various projects, directs their activities, and evaluates their work.

  4. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, configuration, security and integrity of computer operating systems and supporting software.

  5. Implements operating system enhancements that will improve the reliability, safety and performance of the system.

  6. Performs programming and testing.

  7. Conducts studies of projected enhancements in hardware and software and presents recommendations to management.

  8. Conducts performance measurement and evaluation of the computer system.

  9. Determines and implements security and performance improvement activities.

  10. Participates in all phases of total system planning and in the generation of justifications and specifications for facility requirements and enhancements.

  11. Implements system software projects.

  12. Plans and supervises training of systems administrator personnel.

  13. Presents technical briefings.

  14. Participates in formulation and implementation of installation standards and procedures.

  15. Attends professional conferences and acts in place of supervisor as needed.

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Ability to configure and administer diverse servers and computer operating systems. Familiar with WEB technology, database concepts and networking.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree, training in information technology or related experience in lieu of education

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of experience in information technology support and systems administration in diverse environments.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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