Systems Programmer II

Library Systems Group

Yale University

Band III-Grade 25

General Purpose
In a dynamic 24x7x365 production data center environment, working independently 
and collaboratively as a senior member of an interdepartmental team, provides 
Unix and Windows system administration, storage and backup administration, and 
application administration for Yale University Library, consortia, and 
development partner's servers and web services. Plays a leadership role in the 
acquisition and deployment of new hardware.

Ensures performance, reliability and security on Solaris, Linux and Windows 
servers, supporting critical staff and public services for the University 
Library, campus partners, and national and international consortia members.  
Provides performance tuning, capacity planning, automation, and documentation 
for systems and applications.

Installs, configures, documents, and maintains operating systems, applications, 
and system management tools including:
* Apache, Netbackup, RedHat, SAMBA, Solaris "Zones" and ZFS, SVN, Tomcat, VMWare
* Open source applications CNRI handles system, Fedora, VUFind,
* Informix, Oracle, MySQL and Progres, databases;
* Library applications GFA/LAS, MetaLib, SFX, URSA, Verde, Voyager and locally 
Ensures performance, reliability and security of tape libraries and backup 
* Monitor storage and backup systems and components to ensure capacity, 
performance and availability.
* Consult with clients on backup/restore issues.
* Perform storage and backup related software installs and upgrades.
Collaborates as part of a development team, as a technical lead, providing 
systems expertise in research projects related to new web services for the 
discovery and delivery of content, digital archives, and repositories.  Plays a 
leadership role as knowledge expert in the specification, design, and 
deployment of hardware. Independently manages special projects, such as 
capacity replacements and architecture improvements.  Tracks developments in 
new technologies.  Supports and collaborates with developers at Yale and in the 
open source community, data center operations staff, vendors, and service 
providers.  Performs off-shift work with rotating on-call coverage.  Mentors 
junior system programmers and other technology staff in Library units.  May be 
required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.  May be assigned to work at 
the West Campus location in West Haven, CT.

Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least four years experience as a 
systems programmer in a mixed-platform environment; or an equivalent 
combination of education and experience.  Extensive experience configuring and 
supporting a variety of disk arrays and RAID controllers.  Extensive experience 
and skill troubleshooting and resolving a variety of hardware, network, and 
application-related issues in a multi-platform computing environment.

Demonstrated expert knowledge with Linux/Solaris/Unix and/or Windows operating 
systems, utilities and applications.  Comprehensive, demonstrated leadership 
and project management skills.  Demonstrated ability with administration of web 
services (Tomcat, Apache), databases, and web applications.  Ability to produce 
well-crafted documentation, specifications, and recommendations. Excellent 
communication and organizational skills.  Expert skill in developing scripts to 
monitor, maintain, and secure systems.  Demonstrated competence working with a 
range of hardware related to enterprise-class services (servers, storage, and 

Salary and Benefits
Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's 
qualifications and experience.  Full benefits package including pro-rated 22 
vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care; 
TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance.  Applications 
consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional 
references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at<> for immediate consideration - the 
STARS req ID for this position is 8624BR.  Please be sure to reference #8624BR 
in your cover letter.

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