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Computer Systems Administrator 2

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking 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, 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 $1.8 billion.


At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.


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

Reporting under the college’s Office of College Computing, the Computer Systems Administrator II position is responsible for developing, managing, maintaining and enhancing the design, architecture and function of departmental computing technologies, including the following major duties:

  • Primarily supports the overall technology needs for the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
  • Server administration includes hardware and software installs, configuration and administration of Linux servers/operating systems, and high performance clusters.
  • Troubleshoots, analyzes and resolves problems associated with the system hardware, operating systems, software/applications.
  • Monitors system and host performance, ensures compliance with security standards and practices to protect against system vulnerabilities and ensures software license compliance.
  • 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, technology purchasing, email moderation, license management and web server administration.
  • 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.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computing related field such as computer science, computer engineering, information technology, and demonstrated experience of at least two (2) years, or an Associate’s degree in a related field, and demonstrated experience of at least four (4) years. 
  • Experience should include administration of Linux/Unix server and desktop technologies, cluster technologies and a high level of experience with supporting hardware and software of varying technologies, of a company, agency or institution with more than 50 employees.  

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in Linux server administration using operating systems such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, FreeBSD and CentOS, and cluster technologies, such as OpenHPC.
  • Experience with NIST-171-800 compliance regulations is a plus. 
  • Previous engineering experience is a plus.
  • Must have outstanding organizational skills with a keen attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines,
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Abilitiy to work both independently and collegially as the situation requires.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic and critical environment where constructive feedback is commonplace.



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.


REQ: 81534 


Computer Systems Administrator 2

Date:  May 14, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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