California State University, Northridge (Northridge, CA)

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Library Server Specialist oversees the Linux
servers run by the Oviatt Library; administers, programs, troubleshoots and
maintains virtual servers provided by campus Information Technology; installs
applications and patches; develops Bash, Perl, PHP and SQL scripts to automate
tasks and monitor system performance; monitors servers for potential security
issues/intrusion attacks; provides programming and other support to Library
Systems staff; works with central Information Technology staff in managing the
Library's virtual servers hosted by central IT; works on special projects, and
performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in
a related field. Two years of full-time, progressively responsible field-
related experience that includes knowledge of Linux servers and software
(including system modification, installation, evaluation, and system
development). Experience with database design and programming, preferably
MySQL. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of a variety of
software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems
and sources, and training methods; and a basic understanding of networks, data
communication, and multimedia systems. Functional knowledge of: XHTML/CSS,
PHP, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, or other programming and scripting language;
familiarity with Windows Server, Internet Information Server, MS SQL Server,
and Active Directory desirable. Ability and specialized skills to: apply and
assess user needs; identify, analyze and address user problems; analyze
problems and propose effective solutions; understand functional and procedural
requirements, and develop alternative solutions; relate system solutions to
departmental management and staff; communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
students, faculty, staff, and administration.

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