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Systems Administrator II - College of Engineering, Administration

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Network/System Administrator

Posting Number: req9808

Department: Engineering Administration

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Working with members of the ENGR-IT, the Systems Administrator II position will identify systems requirements from College of Engineering staff, developers, and users. Then optimize existing computing resources or architect solutions to meet those requirements. Help expand IT services and integrate with other high performance computing infrastructures to implement timely solutions to our users.

The selected candidate will have the option of a hybrid schedule, where a specified number of hours are completed on campus and a specified number of hours are completed from home or another off-site location.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Full lifecycle management of the College's Linux and Windows systems. System's requirement gathering,system acquisition, installation, provisioning, monitoring and finally surplusing the server.
  • Monitor environment for hardware errors, security anomalies and threats that may cause system outages and initiate corrective action.
  • Develop and improve monitoring systems for key computing resources. Coordinate with the university on our participation in enterprise projects. Maintain a current knowledge of IT technologies and strategies. Work on storage infrastructure and the disaster recovery plan, testing and implementation. Bi-annual archives of college data to be stored in specified University provided facilities.
  • Provide analysis, design, development, installation, implementation,testing, maintenance, and administration of IT applications and hardware in response to user requests andrequirements. This may include recommendations for database providers, database schema design, webdelivery platforms, or application frameworks. Willing to learn new technologies and techniques in order to provide the required services.
  • Maintain computer software and hardware licensing, warranty, and vendor service agreements. Knowledge of modern virtualization techniques from containerization to expanding workloads intothird party cloud providers.
  • Knowledge of modern devop environments using tools like Puppet, Chef, or Ansible. Knowledge of Microsoft product offerings a plus. Design, develop, and test objects in a dev ops environment. Experience using modernsource control tools such as git or svn.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with:

  • Linux: 3-5 years
  • Windows: 1-2 years
  • Networking basics: 2-4 years
  • Storage: 1-3 years

Familiarity with:

  • Modern dev/ops practices
  • Configuration management
  • Security monitoring
  • Web frameworks

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Information Technology

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,463 - $70,037

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Systems Admin

Job Function

Information Technology

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Leo Enfield

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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