University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

ID: 7114862
Posted: October 27, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
The Division of IT Research Support Solutions “Expert Team” at the University of Missouri builds, installs, & manages hardware, software, scientific applications, & security solutions for research computing needs across the campus. Researchers at the University are involved in diverse fields of study & research, requiring innovative & committed technologists with a variety of skillsets. We are not just hiring into a position; we’re creating an advanced team of experts who are enthusiastic about discovery & being a part of making greater discovery possible.

The ITRSS LINUX System Administrator will be a part of the team that builds, installs, & manages the hardware, software, scientific applications, & security for research computing devices across campus.

This position includes the following, but not limited to, responsibilities:
34% Install, configure, & maintain Linux systems in a scientific environment for university researchers.
20% Evaluate, install, upgrade & maintain scientific software in a scientific environment for university researchers.
10% Secure & monitor systems & consult with researchers, staff & students on securing applications & systems.
15% Serve as a technical consultant for sponsored research projects that require research computing services.
10% Troubleshoot hardware/software problems & system failures.
5% Creation of documentation & training for peers, faculty, staff & students in the use of specialized computing, instrumentation, & associated scientific software.
5% Investigating new technologies of importance to research computing & researchers.
1% Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

This position is on-site in Columbia, MO, & has the potential for occasional travel to other campuses.

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~About Columbia~
Ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research as one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia combines small-town comforts, community spirit & a low cost of living with big-city culture, activities & resources. Our city of about 120,000 people lies midway between Missouri’s largest metro areas: St. Louis & Kansas City.

$47,476 - $85,000 Commensurate with experience

Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm
Evening, weekend, & call-in work may be required to meet deadlines & correct system failures.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education & relevant experience is required.
Experience installing, configuring, & maintaining Linux systems in an Academic, or Enterprise environment.
Experience securing & monitoring Linux systems as well as consulting with end-users on properly securing applications & following proper security protocols.
Experience troubleshooting hardware/software problems & system failures in an Academic, or Enterprise environment.
Ability to determine & initiate appropriate & immediate actions needed to restore normal services with minimal down time. Document occurrence & actions taken. Assess operating procedures followed in resolving issues for effectiveness; may recommend modifications to standard procedures found to be inadequate, unclear, or ineffective.
Experience with analysis, documentation, installation, testing, & evaluation of new or modified versions of campus deployed solution's hardware, operating systems, databases, & application-layer.
Experience as a member of a highly technical & customer-service driven team.
Ability to properly document & share knowledge/training with other staff members & forge close working relationships with IT & scientific research groups across campus.
Ability to advise & directly supervise student workers as an integral part of the team.
Providing excellent technical support to both internal & external constituents is required.
Staying current with emerging IT trends related to research computing & research support is expected.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Database management capabilities is a plus.
Experience with Application development is a plus.
Experience with networking & security/compliance is a plus.
Any experience with instrumentation, interfacing, or special technologies like DICOM, HL7, XML, API's, data transformation is a plus.
Experience in an academic research or computing setting is highly desirable.
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

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.