Senior Systems Administrator Linux System Administration in Information Technology

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Systems Administrator Linux System Administration in Information Technology

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Information Technology

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 240000VC

UTHealth Houston is looking for a Linux Systems Administrator to be a part of the Infrastructure & Operational Support group within DCO. This team focuses on messaging, Active Directory, load balancing, Linux, DNS, mobile device management, Citrix & other enterprise-level systems in addition to many smaller systems and applications. Support for these systems includes design, implementation, support, patching, troubleshooting, and working closely with application owners, peers, and customers to help with performance tuning, troubleshooting, and upgrades.

The position requires expertise in administering RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Linux, encompassing server installation, operating system configuration, security implementation, and troubleshooting of specialized systems and applications. Both physical and virtual systems are part of this role. A good understanding of storage subsystems as they relate to system optimization and configuration is essential, as well as practical knowledge of networking.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us, you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ well-being is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts include entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus, many more!

UTHealth Houston is the most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System. Data Center Operations (DCO), under the direction of the Infrastructure Team at UTHealth Houston, operates the university’s primary data centers at UCT and Guhn Rd. DCO also administers standards for other data centers that are a part of the UTHealth campus. DCO is comprised of five areas: Database & Application Support, Infrastructure & Operational Support, Data Center Operations Services, SPH Data Center Management / Virtualization Team, and the Cloud Team.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for all procedures and processes necessary to ensure the safety and integrity of organizational servers, data systems, file structures, computer operating systems, and computer system software.

  2. Responsible for all activities related to system administration.

  3. Assign personnel to various projects, direct their activities, and evaluate their work.

  4. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, configuration, security, and integrity of computer operating systems and supporting software.

  5. Implements operating system enhancements that will improve the reliability, safety, and performance of the system.

  6. Performs programming and testing.

  7. Conducts studies of projected enhancements in hardware and software and presents recommendations to management.

  8. Conducts performance measurement and evaluation of the computer system.

  9. Determines and implements security and performance improvement activities.

  10. Participates in all phases of total system planning and in the generation of justifications and specifications for facility requirements and enhancements.

  11. Implements system software projects.

  12. Plans and supervises training of systems administrator personnel.

  13. Presents technical briefings.

  14. Participates in formulation and implementation of installation standards and procedures.

  15. Attends professional conferences and acts in place of supervisor as needed.

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Ability to configure and administer diverse servers and computer operating systems. Familiar with WEB technology, database concepts and networking.

The position requires proficiency in providing backend systems support for client-server applications and a comprehensive understanding of the system design lifecycle (SDLC). The candidate must possess demonstrated implementation skills for enterprise-level solutions and experience in configuring and managing SSL certificates. A fundamental grasp of networking technologies is also required. Additionally, the candidate should have practical knowledge of system monitoring tools.

Ability to understand project methodology and project management. Use of Microsoft Teams and M365 tools, such as Planner and Azure DevOps.

Additional skills that would be a plus for this position



AWS Linux system administration

SAN & NAS storage, including fibre channel adaptors


Dell server hardware

Shell scripting/automation

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree, training in information technology, or related experience in lieu of education

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of experience in information technology support and systems administration in diverse environments.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.