Systems Administrator II or Senior Systems Administrator - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  1878 - Unclassified - FT

The Systems Administrator II or Senior Systems Administrators manage basic to complex infrastructure and integrated technical services providing the highest levels of availability, reliability, performance and service in support of Miami University’s academic, research and business missions.


Systems Administrator II or Senior Systems Administrator Levels

1.  Perform tier II and/or III systems administration, configuration and support of the university's Information Technology infrastructure environment. (Incident Management, Service Request, Change Request).

2.  Identify opportunities & develop Linux/Windows programs & shell scripts for system maintenance and user support using appropriate coding languages.

3.  Create and/or maintain, deploy pre-defined server images to both virtual and physical hardware.

4.  Support, maintain and participate in the expansion of the university's Information Technology hardware infrastructure.

5.  Using monitoring tools, check for performance and stability within the university's Information Technology infrastructure.

6.  Participates in the delivery of performance monitoring and capacity planning services for university's Information Technology infrastructure environment.

7.  Actively engage in and promote service excellence throughout IT Services

8.  Pursues trends in the industry and professional development activities

9.  Participates in projects involving departmental or cross-functional teams

10.  Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned

11.  May teach an approved one credit hour course per semester on an as needed basis and with division approval.

12.  Carries pager/mobile phone and is available for on-call rotation.

Senior Systems Administrator Level

1.  Responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining virtualization, backup and storage management systems.

2.  Identifies opportunities, researches and recommends new technologies, processes or models that elevates system operations and support.

3.  Perform basic problem management by identifying and implement necessary improvements to prevent incidents from recurring and proposing appropriate next steps (propose new project, etc.) and provided oversight and guidance to systems administrators in the support and administration of operating systems, servers and associated components.

4.  Foster a superior understanding of the relationships and interdependencies of various technical systems and environments.

5.  Identifies opportunities and develops custom programs and scripts to automate, extract information and perform routine functions and tasks.

6.  Serves as mentor and consultant to Systems Administrators.

7.  Develops, validates, and disseminates training plans and standard operating procedures. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related area of study earned by date of hire.

Systems Administrator II level requires a minimum of 2 years’ experience and  Senior Systems administrator requires a minimum of 6 years’ experience in the following: 

  • Experience in the installation, upgrades, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and security of linux server operating systems.
  • Experience in evaluating, customizing and diagnosing linux server operating system software in a complex and heterogeneous environment.
  • Experience in architectural design of servers and associate subsystems including linux operating systems, storage, backups, services, monitoring and alerting.

Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted.  Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.

Preferred Qualifications

Systems Administrator II or Senior Systems Administrator Levels

  • Experience with systems administration support and problem resolution on current flavors of Linux operating systems.
  • Experience in the administration of a large number of physical and virtual Windows/Linux servers in a complex and heterogeneous environment.
  • Experience with Administration of Enterprise Backup Solutions.
  • Experience with Administration of infrastructure monitoring system.
  • Experience with Administration of cloud based infrastructure.
  • Ability to effectively work with incident and change management procedures.
  • Preferred Industry Certifications: Vmware VCAP5-DCA, Linux+, Certified MCSA

Senior Systems Administrator Level

  • Experience being a technical mentor to other system administrators.
  • Supervisor training either through a University or training institute.
  • Preferred Industry Certifications: NetApp NCSA, Certified MCITP or MCSE

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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