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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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University Library

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University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Penn Libraries serve the world-class faculty and students of Penn's 12 schools. The Libraries' collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Penn's great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries play an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design. To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit


The Business Systems Analyst is part of a team, under the general direction of the Director of Core Systems, which ensures the successful operations of the Penn Libraries data center. The primary focus for this position is systems administration and systems management of data center virtualization, network storage infrastructure, servers, Active Directory infrastructure, and critical business applications including library management, discovery systems, repository, and faculty research profiles. The Business Systems Analyst develops or implements protocols, tools, scripts, and documentation to support, document, and analyze systems operations. The Operations Group manages all operations on systems including maintenance and upgrades of software and hardware, backups and archiving, security and account management, ensures the consistent and appropriate performance of software, and appropriate integration of systems and data. The Operations Group supports application development, implementation, and operation in a web-based, database-driven environment. This position will have contact with technical and functional staff in the Libraries, on campus, at partner sites, and with vendors.Duties:* Perform system administration duties for data center VMware virtualization, storage area network using Dell Compellent hardware and TCP/IP networking infrastructure* Ensure appropriate and effective security, configuration, and operations of applications, databases, and data integrations for mission critical applications* Perform detailed analysis and design of new systems, and modifies the design of existing ones to meet the needs of the Libraries* Provision servers and oversee ownership of enterprise level Active Directory environment. Perform system administration duties for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Active Directory and relational database management systems/applications* Produce and utilize technical documentation of installations, management procedures, support procedures, and operational protocols for data center* Work with application developers to extend and maintain third-party and in-house applications. Work with desktop support team to develop and maintain physical and virtual desktop solutions. Work with organization stakeholders, and technical staff throughout the university to support and troubleshoot operations and to ensure effective systems performance* Perform additional duties as assigned


A Bachelor's degree and 2 years of programming, systems analysis, or similar experience with a record of increasing complexity and responsibility, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. 3 years to 5 years of experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining operations of data center hardware, software, and protocols; and with data center virtualization/VDI technology and Linux/Windows servers* Desired: Experience with security and access management using Active Directory, familiarity with Linux operating systems, Docker, and cloud technologies.* The ideal candidate will show strength in documentation, requirements planning, communication with non-IT professionals and end users (both oral and written), teamwork, and reliability.

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Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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