University Technology Services, the central IT organization of Oakland University, is seeking a systems administrator to perform technology tasks. We are looking for a skilled enthusiast interested in the successful operation of our systems server environment. We have a large implementation of virtual and cloud-based servers. Responsibilities include keeping these systems current, operationally sound, and secure. Projects are enterprise-wide and supportive of both the academic and administrative operational organizations. Your work will include research of enhancements, performing upgrades, implementing new solutions, or solving problems as a member of a collaborative team. The best things about this position are: 1) The teamwork; you are a member of a talented team. 2) The ability to learn and grow professionally. We provide many opportunities to continue to advance your knowledge and professional skills. 3) Your work matters to the students, faculty, and employees at the University. 4) The University offers an attractive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, flexible work schedules, paid vacation, wellness programs, friendly campus events, and generous retirement contributions.
Demonstrated willingness to learn more about operating systems, scripting, virtualization, system security, system development tools, and performance and tuning considerations.
Some experience installing operating systems on local computers or network devices.
Some experience problem-solving system issues from a Help Desk perspective may be helpful.
Bachelor's degree in major that includes exposure to operating systems, such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Communications, Engineering, or another closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
Ability to work independently as a contributing team member and routinely update director on results.
Ability to contribute to group projects and work collaboratively as a member of a strong technical team.
Ability to travel once or twice a year for education, professional development, or conferences.
Ability to perform light lifting as appropriate for equipment installations and maintenance.
Flexibility in work schedule; willingness to occasionally adjust work hours on Wednesdays between midnight and 8 A.M. for the maintenance.
No weekends except in emergencies; no on-call rotation.
Must live in the area; this is not a remote work position.
Writing sample should include a document you have created for anything related to this line of work.
One year experience, as a student employee or professional employee, in a production information systems environment.
Working knowledge of operating systems and systems implementation.
Technical certifications such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), CompTIA Linux+, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, or Cisco Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) are highly beneficial.
Internal Number: 20685
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.