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Application Administrator (Remote/Virtual) - Information Technology Services

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Network/System Administrator

West Virginia University Information Technology Services is currently accepting applications for an Application Administrator (Professional Technologist 2) position. 

As Application Administrator, you will provide application administration for the WVU research software and other infrastructure related applications and tools used throughout ITS.

You will be part of the development process within the operations group; however, you will work independently and take ownership of projects while consulting with other team members for guidance and support as needed. 

The duties will include implementation and testing of the software, providing advanced level support, and coming up with innovative solutions for improving and automating processes. This position has the option to work remotely on a permanent basis.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

What you'll do: 

  • Provide application administration for the WVU system. System is comprised of an on-prem version and cloud version with integrations between them. On-prem version running on Apache Tomcat 7 and residing on Redhat Enterprise Linux 7. You will be responsible for ensuring the server platform is stable/reliable and be the first in line to respond to any incidents or problems within the systems. You will complete final testing before moving code to production as well as performing implementation during off hours. You will be providing advanced level customer support working with our support specialist to identify potential issues and provide workarounds/ solutions to end users.
  • Administration of our infrastructure tools. These include the Atlassian suite of applications as well as our various repositories. You will assist other ITS users in setting up projects, assisting with any issues, and providing solutions to help groups communicate and increase overall productivity. You will also need to maintain current working order of the build/ deployment tools used for any research applications.
    • Applications included:
      • JIRA - Issue tracking system
      • Confluence - Collaborative Documentation Wiki
      • Bamboo - CI/CD pipeline used for builds/deploys
      • Bitbucket Server - UI for managing GIT repositories
      • Artifactory - Maven Repository solution
  • Independently and/or a part of a team, assist in implementing and administering applications crucial to the overall infrastructure of various ITS systems. You will research, design, analyze and assist in the development of large and small information technology projects critical to the mission of administrative and academic areas of the university. You will ensure that development standards are followed, processes are documented, and sensitive data remains secure. Last, but not least, you will keep up to date with new technology by utilizing internet sources, manuals, training, networking with peers, and any other means available.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience involving:
    • One or more Unix Operating systems
    • Administering of application servers
  • A minimum of (1) year of experience involving:
    • Using a bug tracking software
    • Using version control systems; GIT, Subversion, or similar.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience using SQL to query data.
    • Quality assurance testing experience (Automated/ Manual).
    • IT customer service experience/ troubleshooting of incidents.
    • Experience with systems administration in a Linux environment. Examples include: BASH Scripting, Data manipulation/ extraction using basic grep, sed, and awk.
    • Previous development experience at a low-intermediate level.
    • Familiarity with SaaS/IaaS environments.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Schedule: Full-time
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