Assistant Director

Temple University - Philadelphia, PA4.2

The Assistant Director will develop, manage, and maintain advanced data systems in the College of Science and Technology. These data systems include server clusters, content management frameworks, databases to support commercial DBMS-based packages, various legacy systems, and the integration of these systems into AD/LDAP and other enterprise resources. Supervises third party development consultants and contract management. Ensures data integrity and security. Responsible for the installation and configuration of production computing systems and various testing environments. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in related technical field and at least three years progressive technical experience. Demonstrated experience related to databases, programming, and content management frameworks in heterogeneous environments. System administration experience with Microsoft server and Linux. Demonstrated database management experience with MS SQL and Open-Source databases. Experience with Microsoft Windows operating system, with the ability to proficiently install, upgrade, and troubleshoot all versions of the Windows Server & Desktop operating systems. Experience with multiple flavors of Linux-based OSes. Demonstrated experience for Mac OS with the ability to install, upgrade, and troubleshoot. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to Tune systems for optimal performance.
  • Excellent scripting skills.
  • Ability to address security concerns and requirements on all levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the desktop and client environment.
  • Knowledge of performing data backups and system restorations across multiple platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of server virtualization, preferably VMware.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of administrators.
  • VMWare experience in a production environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit.
  • Experience Perl scripting.
  • Experience with Apache, MySQL, PHP.
  • Working knowledge of data backups and system restorations.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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