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Server Software Administrator Student Specialist

Open June 7, 2021. Closes June 20, 2021.


Cataloging and Metadata Services

Job Title:

Server Software Administrator

Date Posted:

June 7, 2021

Closing Date:

June 20, 2021

Number Available:



$16.84 per hour.


8-19.5 hours per week

Negotiable schedule; work remotely


  • Loads applications for use by library staff on a Linux (CentOS) server.
  • Optimizes connectivity to applications (preferred: access application using browsers on localhosts).
  • Recommends methods for distributed use of the applications.
  • Documents processes for non-expert staff.
  • Recommends backup routines.
  • Possibly migrate data from old versions to new versions of applications.
  • Manage limited storage space.
  • Possibly maintain scripts like cron jobs for example.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of Linux.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience in server administration.
    • Experience with ssh and http.
    • Familiarity with migrating data.
    • Experience with eXist-db.
    • Experience with Wikibase.
    • Experience with Apache Jena products.

    Other Details:

    The position primarily supports (1) semantic web workflows at the library; (2) workflows that use the XML tool suite (XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema, XForms, XProc, XML databases, XML editors).

    Application Process:

    1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
      • Resumé
      • Cover letter
    2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
    3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:

    Erik Dahl