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The position provides web server and application administration, enterprise systems maintenance, and technical user support in a multi-tiered 24×7 environment. The Web Application Administrator is responsible for lifecycle administration including installation, upgrades, patches and maintenance for application software. The position works as part of a team for the development, implementation, and ongoing support of enterprise application software systems. The Web Application Administrator diagnoses, troubleshoots, consults, and resolves problems with complex systems in an enterprise multi-tier environment. The position is responsible for ensuring the availability, scalability, and backup and recovery of enterprise systems. The Web Application Administrator develops implements, and maintains appropriate monitoring to ensure high system availability and maximum performance and security for critical enterprise systems, as well as developing and/or coding software for operating systems and system utilities to assist in the support of the environment.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, information systems or related field or equivalent training and/or work experience.
Demonstrated experience in business process analysis, including requirements, analysis and documentation, and the application of information technology to solving business needs.
Demonstrated experience in design and delivery of comprehensive enterprise-level technology solutions.
Broad understanding of technology architecture and the complexities of enterprise-level applications
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal and team collaboration skills.
Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.
Experience administering Apache HTTPD
Experience administering large Java web applications
A commitment to best practices with ability to define operational processes, deployment checklists, and more
Experience administering HTTPD at enterprise scale (100s of hosts, load balanced, HA)
Experience administering Adobe AEM
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and improve complex web infrastructure.
A solid understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, TLS, SSH, PKI and distributed networks).
Experience with cloud services (ideally AWS) – knowing the
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
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