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Systems Administrator II

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Job no: 499915
Department: Business & Infrastructure Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Systems Administrator II


Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


Serving at a general level with limited supervision, manage 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.


Duties/Physical Demands:

1. Follow well-defined support procedures and installing, configuring and maintaining virtualization, backup and storage management systems with oversight.
2. At a general level support and administration of operating systems, servers and associated components.
3. Learn procedures, contacts, etc. for handling service requests, incident resolution (both hardware and software), etc. for services.
4. Run under supervision programs and scripts to automate, extract information and perform routine functions and tasks.
5. Perform tier II systems administration, configuration and support of the university's Information Technology infrastructure environment. (Incident Management, Service Request, Change Request).
6. Identify opportunities and develop Linux or Windows programs and shell scripts for system maintenance and user support using appropriate coding languages.
7. Maintain, Deploy pre-defined Server Images to both virtual and physical hardware.
8. Support, maintain and participating in the expansion of the university's Information Technology hardware infrastructure.
9. Using monitoring tools, check for performance and stability within the university's Information Technology infrastructure.
10. Participates in the delivery of performance monitoring and capacity planning services for university's Information Technology infrastructure environment.
11. Actively engage in and help promote a service excellence approach throughout IT Services.
12. Actively pursue trends in the industry and professional development activities.
13. Active participant in projects as needed involving departmental or cross-functional teams.
14. Carry a mobile phone and maintain availability for on-call rotation.
15. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first-class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a full-time or hybrid basis. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Analysis, Computer Science or related field earned by date of hire.
Require minimum 2 year experience in:
• Installation, upgrades, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and security of server operating systems.
• Evaluating, customizing and diagnosing server operating system software in a complex and heterogeneous environment.
• Experience in architectural design of servers and associate subsystems including operating systems, storage, backups, services, monitoring and alerting.


Desired Qualifications:

Preferred Industry Certifications: Vmware VCAP5-DCA, Linux+, Certified MCSA
General experience with the following:
• systems administration support and problem resolution on current flavors of Windows operating system.
• administration of a large number of physical and virtual Windows servers in a complex and heterogeneous environment.
• Administration of Enterprise Backup Solutions.
• Administration of infrastructure monitoring system.
• Administration of cloud based infrastructure (Azure, AWS)
General working knowledge of incident and change management procedures.
General experience security best practices, including patching operating systems and applications.
General coding and scripting skills (PowerShell, PHP, etc.)
Knowledge of basic Networking protocols and procedures (firewalls, IP addressing, vLAN)
Proven problem-solving skills, including problem anticipation, problem resolutions and analytical skills.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first-class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a full-time or hybrid basis. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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