Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
Reporting under the college's Office of College Computing, the (Computer Systems Administrator I) position is responsible for developing, managing, maintaining and enhancing the design, architecture and function of departmental computing technologies.
Primarily supports the server and systems administration and technology needs for back-end systems within the Office of College Computing (OCC). This includes Microsoft Active Directory, SCCM, and Software License Servers.
Server administration includes hardware and software installs, configuration, script development and administration of Windows servers/operating systems, and Hypervisor clusters. Also included is backup and recovery, and disaster recovery services.
Oversees operations of the OCC college computing labs and user administration for student services. Supervises Graduate Assistant student worker(s) for these functions. Responsible for lab image creation and deployments.
Troubleshoots, analyzes and resolves problems associated with the system hardware, operating systems, software / applications.
Monitors system performance, ensures compliance with security standards and practices to protect against system vulnerabilities, and ensures software license compliance.
Serves as the software license administrator for college wide software, managing various license servers.
Serves as third level support for computer support functions for faculty and staff offices and research labs. Platforms supported include Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices.
Other duties to include IT asset management, backup support for Network Storage Administration, Student Print Services and Security Camera Systems.
Works collaboratively within College Computing and with IT staff in academic departments to ensure that technology needs are being met in a consistent manner in support of academic teaching and research.
Effectively communicates with internal and external stakeholders, especially with faculty and students. Serves on committees and project teams.
Maintains a flexible work schedule to support users during non-standard hours as required.
This position includes research projects handled under ITAR; which is sponsored by the United States Government and requires US citizenship or the applicant to possess a Green Card.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field.
Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Relevant work experience considered.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Ideal qualifications include:
Demonstrated experience in VMWare Horizon VDI.
Previous engineering experience is a plus, such as with supporting engineering software.
Must have outstanding organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Abilities to work both independently and collegiately as the situation requires.
Be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic and critical environment where constructive feedback is commonplace.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.