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Operating Systems Administrator Lead

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Date: Jun 22, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for an Operations Systems Administrator Lead. Reporting to the IT Director with the College of Engineering and Applied Science Office of College Computing, the Operating Systems Administrator Lead 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, researchers and students of the academic departments within the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
• Server administration includes hardware and software installs, configuration and administration of Linux servers / operating systems, and high-performance clusters, including local networking support.
• 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 regulations, and practices to protect against system vulnerabilities and ensures software license compliance.
• Manages 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 specification and purchasing, email moderation, software license management and audio visual support.
• 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, researchers and students. Serves on committees and project teams.
• Maintains a flexible work schedule to support users during non-standard hours as required.
• Serves as team lead, providing supervision and guidance to other technical staff.  Responsible for reviewing and inspecting work of direct reports.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


This position inculdes research projects handled under ITAR; which is sponsored by the United States Government and requires U.S citizenship or the applicant to possess a Green Card


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or a relevant degree and seven (7) years related experience -OR- a Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years’ experience –OR- an Associate’s degree with six (6) years’ experience; -OR- nine (9) years’ experience.
  • Experience and/or training include advanced level experience.  Possesses broad and deep knowledge of own area and related areas and contributes advanced knowledge, skill, and expertise.
  • US Citizen, Permanent Resident or an individual who is granted status as a "protected person" under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience should include administration of Linux/Unix server and desktop 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in Linux server administration using operating systems such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and CentOS, high performance cluster technologies, such as OpenHPC, Rocks and OpenStack. 
  • Experience with NIST-171-800 compliance regulations is a plus.  Must have outstanding organizational skills with a keen attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, excellent writing and speaking skills, abilities to work both independently and collegially as the situation requires, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic and critical environment where constructive feedback is commonplace.


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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 37710 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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