MOBIUS member organizations collaborate to provide quality information resources and services to the people of Missouri.

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR (MOBIUS EVERGREEN)

Job summary: 
This professional information technology position is responsible for supporting and maintaining the Missouri Evergreen Integrated Library System. Responsibilities including extracting and migrating data to the Missouri Evergreen system, maintaining a Xen based VM platform for the Evergreen software, developing new application features, and defining, designing and writing code for custom applications. A high degree of interaction with people is involved; therefore sound customer service principles must be applied while fulfilling the technical function. Work includes a wide range of responsibility in providing high-level support.
Institution: 
MOBIUS Office
Department: 
IT & Web Services
City: 
Columbia
Type: 
Professional
Benefits eligible: 
Yes
Schedule: 
8-5 M-F
Salary range: 
$50,000 to $55,000
Detailed description: 

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

Data migration

Export data from legacy library systems

Analyze source data to ensure quality and completeness

Manipulation and cleanup of source data to prepare for import

Creation and documentation of scripts to facilitate import of legacy data

 

Systems Administration

Maintain and improve the Xen based VM environment for the Missouri

Evergreen platform

Maintain a number of Linux virtual servers that make up the Missouri

Evergreen platform

Maintain a number of Linux/Postgres database servers

Build and maintain development, migration, and testing environments

Monitor and respond to problems identified by the remote monitoring

system

Perform regular system upgrades and fixes

 

Applications/Software Development

File and/or fix bug reports with the Evergreen community

Contribute to community development of the Evergreen software

Develop new application features and improvements at the request of

Missouri Evergreen libraries.

 

Security

Research, test, and validate operating system security updates, patches

and fixes.

Respond to computer security and virus incidents to ensure system

integrity. Isolate and repair or rebuild compromised machines in a

coordinated manner.

Initiate tactical security scans to identify specific vulnerabilities or

unpatched machines. Isolate compromised machines to ensure network

integrity and filter ports as necessary.

 

Applications/Software Support

Provide advanced-level support on approved software and applications.

Define, design, and write code for custom applications, utilities, and/or

small systems.

Modify or customize vendor-supplied software to meet needs.

Perform systems administration duties, such as adding and deleting users,

user directories, passwords and applications, and setting up network

addresses, user accounts, and security access rights.

Perform back-up or recovery procedures when needed.

Integrate different computing systems for users if possible and when

necessary. Address compatibility issues to achieve the maximum efficiency

and functionality under conditions.

 

Training

Develop and maintain own knowledge of supported products. Attend

training and obtain required software and hardware certifications.

 

Administrative Duties

Create, plan, test, implement, and document projects to better serve users’

needs.

Consult with users regarding commercially available software, site-

licensed software, or applications.

May provide assistance in mapping out specifications regarding software,

hardware, and network options.

Maintain hardware information for inventory and service purposes.

Document and order warranty parts for various computing systems.

Includes completing paperwork, placing phone calls, packing and shipping

defective components.

 

 SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision received by the MOBIUS Internet Application Specialist.

Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with

the use of established procedures and policies. Difficult or unique

situations are referred to the supervisor. May be confronted with

hardware/software problems not previously encountered, in which case

more referral may go to expert level staff or those assigned to handle such

technical issues.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Depending on the individual work assignment and competency level,

leadership may be exercised over assigned support staff.

 

Benefit Eligibility

 

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and

educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
 

 

Required qualifications: 

At least 3 years experience (or equivalent education or formal training)

administering and securing enterprise level unix systems.

Extensive knowledge of shell prompts, scripting

Extensive knowledge of Apache configuration.

Extensive knowledge of one of more firewall applications (e.g. ip tables).

Extensive knowledge of SQL databases (e.g. postgresql)

Practical knowledge and aptitude in software development with perl.

Practical knowledge writing in one or more programming languages.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills- sufficient to effectively

elicit IT information from users, train users in technical procedures/design,

and document IT related procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with

those contacted in the course of a work assignment and to participate as a

member of a cross departmental project team.

Time management skills and organizational ability for project

management.

Ability to work under pressure; meet inflexible deadlines; deal with difficult

individuals while maintaining composure.

 

Strong verbal and written communication skills sufficient to interact with a

variety of users and other technical staff.

Strong customer service skills.

Preferred qualifications: 

Experience with Evergreen

Familiarity with library workflows

Familiarity with MARC records