Systems Programmer III

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Classification:Information Systems Professional 4A
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:OIT Infrastructure Technology Serv
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The Technical Services team, part of the Infrastructure and Cloud Services department within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Alaska, is seeking a full-time Systems Programmer. This critical position provides support for the systems and storage, virtual, physical, on-prem, and in the cloud, that our enterprise databases and applications, such as Banner, Blackboard Learn, OnBase Digital Document Imaging, and Degree Works run on. The Systems Programmer is expected to provide a high level of customer service to users and other IT departments throughout the University of Alaska system. This position requires flexibility and adaptability to the ever-changing world of IT, while maintaining existing services and systems.

Duties:

20Programming and Scripting: Provides scripting and programming solutions to automate maintenance and administrative tasks such as OS patching, system builds, account maintenance, monitoring, and testing. Develops solutions in various languages to further virtualization and cloud migration efforts. Works closely in cross-functional teams, co-programming, collaboratively communicating, and sharing solutions to advance CI/CD pipeline development and automated configuration management.Essential
40Operational - Maintains Availability and Functionality of Systems and Services: Fulfills critical role in overall infrastructure administration and management, and serves as senior staff member within the Technical Services team. Installs, inventories, modifies, maintains, tests, and integrates systems, virtual, physical, on-premise and in the cloud, their associated Windows and Linux Operating Systems, storage, and software, providing access to Enterprise services and tools with minimal negative impact to users. Performs day-to-day system status reviews and troubleshooting, working with teammates, vendors, and support as necessary to ensure fully functioning systems and services. Performs scheduled and emergency maintenance on systems as required, making effective use of scheduled downtimes. Maintains regular system backups in order to provide robust data integrity allowing for no data loss in the event of disaster or failures. Consistently checks data integrity of backups and re-evaluates disaster recovery procedures as necessary. Works non-standard hours when required and participates in on-call rotation.Essential
40Project Management - Active Involvement in and Management of IT Projects: Designs and oversees technical project plans to satisfy timeline, scope, documentation, and deliverables of assigned projects. Maintains updated list of assigned projects. Coordinates and tracks project tasks, openly communicating and collaborating with both internal and cross-functional team members. Sees projects through to completion, documenting lessons learned, service lifecycle, and any ongoing maintenance.Essential

The Technical Services team, part of the Infrastructure and Cloud Services department within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Alaska, is seeking a full-time Systems Programmer. This critical position provides support for the systems and storage, virtual, physical, on-prem, and in the cloud, that our enterprise databases and applications, such as Banner, Blackboard Learn, OnBase Digital Document Imaging, and Degree Works run on.  The Systems Programmer is expected to provide a high level of customer service to users and other IT departments throughout the University of Alaska system.  This position requires flexibility and adaptability to the ever-changing world of IT, while maintaining existing services and systems.

To Apply:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

Review Date: January 17, 2018

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Expert level knowledge of system administration including software, hardware, programming, provisioning, automated configuration management, and troubleshooting.

Advanced knowledge of security, analysis, network configuration, enterprise storage, system design, testing, and High Availability technologies.

General knowledge of database administration and performance tuning.

Demonstrated ability to execute a 24x7 callout schedule and provide service levels which include independently verifying, troubleshooting, and correcting highly complex cross-discipline and inter-discipline problems on behalf of the University.

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience in a related field.

Required Experience:

4 years experience in an IT field.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

 

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