Computer Systems Administrator II
Date: Apr 15, 2020
Location:Cincinnati, OH, US
Company: University of Cincinnati
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The School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati seeks to hire two Computer Systems Administrators II for the Ohio Cyber Range Institute. We are looking for mission driven, team oriented, highly ambitious individuals who want to serve, make a difference and strive to perform at competitive levels of excellence.
The principal workload assignment of this position will be to support the Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI). The OCRI, housed at the University of Cincinnati on behalf of the state of Ohio, provides administration of the Ohio Cyber Range (OCR) in advancement of the OCR's mission as a cyber security education, workforce, and economic development platform. The OCR is a state-wide tool that supports programming for K-20 courses and events; full-spectrum training opportunities, including incident response teams; industry workforce and economic development; cyber security research; as well as government agency support among other programs. The position is housed in the School of Information Technology (SoIT) and integrates with its mission and planning. The position works within the OCRI governing structure and reports to the OCRI Executive Staff Director and the unit head.
Under general supervision from the OCRI Executive Staff Director, the OCRI Computer Systems Administrator II will serve as a technical and integration expert for the OCR working with the Core Service Sites' (CSS) virtual range and with educators to implement cybersecurity labs and exercises. In addition, the position will work with the Service Desk to support customers in the OCRI community. The essential functions will include planning, managing, and facilitating software and hardware implementations, OCRI technical initiatives, developing VMWare blueprints, developing VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) activities, projects, and programs. The position will be responsible for the management of one or more hardware and software systems, ensuring continuous, optimal performance of IT services and support systems. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and allocating system resources like disk space, performing backups, providing user access, managing user accounts, and monitoring system security and health.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide hands-on support for a virtual environment, running VMware vRA and VMware NSX
Support all technical aspects including physical hardware, servers, storage, virtual networking, and identity management to achieve optimal performance
Ensure all operating systems and software are properly installed, tested, and updated
Analyze, troubleshoot and resolve system hardware, software, and networking issues using troubleshooting techniques including log analysis
Assist in developing and implementing plans for fully integrated systems, including operating systems, network systems, storage capacity, and database systems and applications
Create and maintain comprehensive documentation
Administer security scans and remediate results
Assist in developing plans, schedules, and requirements for the installation and maintenance of new and/or revised systems
Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation with other administrators
Recommend and assist in evaluating hardware and software procurement
Assist in planning and implementing upgrades and modifications to systems configuration based on analysis of application and production requirements
Update, test, and validate disaster recover procedures
Perform system backups and recovery
Work with staff to develop virtual deployments to align with learning module outcomes
Stay current with recent updates on related technologies
Coordinate with OCR (CSS) to ensure alignment and system performance and balance
Develop and implement a cybersecurity plan to maintain a high level of cyber defense analysis that meets and exceeds national standards selected with the team
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related degree; -OR- an Associate's degree with two (2) years' experience; or four (4) years of basic to intermediate level server hardware related experience
Possesses working knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures and contributes through support, using established processes, methods, and systems
Experience implementing and managing enterprise level VMware systems
Experience working with enterprise storage and server infrastructure
Information technology or related degree with focus on IT infrastructure at the bachelor or master's levels
At least one year experience providing direct customer support
Experience managing a VMware vRealize and NSX environment
Experience articulating technical concepts and developing clear, concise presentations for a variety of audiences, including leadership
Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete CV, and three references. Review of the applications will start as soon as applications are received and continue until the position is filled
About the University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is a Research One University that was established in 1819 and is home to more than 46,000 students. UC's campus was listed in Forbes magazine as being one of the world's most beautiful campuses. The University recently set its strategic direction as leading urban public universities into a new era of impact. Information about the strategic direction be found at .
The School of Information Technology currently confers an undergraduate degree in Information Technology (BSIT); a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), which cover the areas of Networking/Systems, Software Application Development, Cybersecurity, Game Development & Simulation, and Database Management; and a PhD in IT. Furthermore, the School confers a minor in Information Technology and several certificates. There are over 1000 students in the School, 18 full-time faculty members and 14 staff members. The BSIT degree is a five-year co-op degree and is one of the first 10 in the nation to receive ABET accreditation. The MSIT is ranked 10h in the nation by US News & World Report for Best Online Master's program in the Computer Information Technology category.
The SoIT is a diverse, interdisciplinary, team-oriented, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. It empowers individuals to become passionate, solution-minded Information Technology professionals by fostering continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and real-world experience. More information about the School can be found at .
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).
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