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Computer Systems Administrator 1, Digital Technology Solutions

University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

Join the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science as a Computer Systems Administrator I and become an integral part of our Digital Technology Services team. In this dynamic role, you will support cutting-edge educational programs, pioneering research, and comprehensive outreach initiatives. Located at the heart of innovation and leadership in the vibrant University of Cincinnati community, this position offers the unique opportunity to enhance the technological framework that empowers future engineers and researchers. Here, your expertise will not only support academic excellence but also foster leadership in a collaborative, forward-thinking environment.

Essential Functions
  • Oversee the administration of backend systems within the DTS CEAS IT unit, including Microsoft Active Directory, SCCM, and Software License Servers.
  • Manage server operations involving hardware and software installations, configuration, scripting, and the administration of Windows operating systems and Hypervisor clusters.
  • Handle backup, recovery, and disaster recovery processes to ensure data integrity and system resilience.
  • Serve as the primary software license administrator, managing college-wide software and license servers.
  • Oversee and supervise computing labs and student services within the CEAS college, including lab image creation, imaging, deployments, and plotter printing management.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to system hardware, operating systems, and software applications; monitor system performance to maintain security and protect against system vulnerabilities; and ensure software license compliance.
  • Provide advanced support for computing needs across faculty and staff offices and research labs, supporting multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices.
  • Assist with IT asset management and provide backup support for Network Storage Administration, Student Print Services, and Security Camera Systems.
  • Collaborate with DTS and DTS CEAS IT teams to align technology support with academic teaching and research needs; communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders; Serve on committees and project teams.
  • Maintain flexible work hours to support users outside of standard times.
  • Engage in research projects subject to ITAR regulations sponsored by the United States Government, and requires US citizenship or Green Card.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related computing field.
  • At least two years of relevant experience; five years preferred.
  • Experience in administering Windows server and desktop technologies, Active Directory, and SCCM.
  • Extensive experience supporting hardware and software technologies in organizations with over 50 employees.
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Required Experience

Relevant work experience considered.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Experience with VMware Horizon VDI.
  • Previous engineering experience, particularly with engineering software.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, adapting to varying team dynamics.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where constructive feedback is common.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • 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.

    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).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 96125


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