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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Computer Systems Administrator 2, UC Libraries

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About UC Libraries

The Libraries’ vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus. Through work on the strategic pillars of digital technology/innovations, people, data to information to knowledge and space, and with a strong foundation of a dedicated and knowledgeable staff with unique and advanced skill sets, the Libraries is primed to transform itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university.

About the Job

The University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) seeks a self-motivated, team-oriented individual to provide server support for hosted applications.  This position is part of UCL’s Application Development Unit, and the successful candidate will be responsible for managing on-premise and cloud-based servers, deployment, monitoring of software applications, and relational database management, operating system and middleware support within UCL. UCL primarily uses open-source applications, languages, and frameworks, and most applications run in Linux server environments hosted at UC or Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Job Overview

Under general supervision from a designated administrator, responsible for large-scale operating systems and database management systems that typically serve the entire campus or large multi-unit departments; provides support for installing, maintaining, and modifying operating systems, database management systems, utilities, and related software.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure operating systems software is properly installed, tested, and tuned to maximize operating efficiency; ensure the availability, integrity, and reliability of assigned systems.
  • Assist in developing and implementing plans for fully integrated systems, including operating systems, network systems, database systems and applications.
  • Assist in developing plans, schedules, and requirements for the installation and maintenance of new and /or revised software.
  • Install, configure, and tune operating systems software for optimal performance.
  • Assist in system integration with other systems.
  • Evaluate and recommend hardware and system software procurement.
  • Assess the impact of new software on existing systems and users and develop modification plans as needed.
  • Plan and implement upgrades and modifications to systems configuration to improve utilization based on analysis of application and production requirements.
  • Plan system capacity and develop expansion plans. Allocate and organize data storage.
  • May write and develop efficient software and code for operating systems.
  • Serve as a seasoned and proficient professional.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related degree with two (2) years of experience; -OR- an Associate’s degree with four (4) years of experience; or six (6) years of intermediate level related. Possesses a thorough understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures and contributes through experience, collaboration and problem resolution.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • 2 years of experience with Linux server administration.
  • Experience with configuration and management of relational database systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Experience building and updating infrastructure using automated tools (e.g. Teraform, Ansible, Puppet).
  • Experience supporting cloud-based infrastructure (e.g. Amazon Web Services, MS Azure).

Application Process

  • Based on the nature of this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.
  • Prospective applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and diversity statement with their application.
  • If there are questions regarding the position, please email Aja Hickman, UC Libraries Senior HR Coordinator: aja.hickman@uc.edu


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 of $67,500 - $75,000 for this role, depending 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.


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Computer Systems Administrator 2, UC Libraries

Date:  Oct 11, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

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