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Systems Administrator I

Posted: 02/19/2023

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Job no: 501441
Department: Business & Infrastructure Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Summary:
Serving at a basic level with supervision, manage infrastructure and integrated technical services in cloud based and local environments providing the highest levels of availability, reliability, performance and service in support of Miami University’s academic, research and business missions.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Follow well-defined support procedures and installing, configuring and maintaining virtualization, backup and storage management systems with oversight.
  • At a basic level support and administration of operating systems, servers and associated components.
  • Learn procedures, contacts, etc. for handling service requests, incident resolution (both hardware and software), etc. for services.
  • Run under supervision programs and scripts to automate, extract information and perform routine functions and tasks.
  • Perform basic tier I systems administration under supervision.
  • Identify opportunities and develop Linux or Windows programs and shell scripts for system maintenance and user support using appropriate coding languages.
  • Deploy pre-defined Server Images to both virtual and physical hardware
  • Support, maintain and participating in the expansion of the university's Information Technology hardware infrastructure
  • Using monitoring tools, check for performance and stability within the university's Information Technology infrastructure.
  • Participates under supervision in the delivery of performance monitoring and capacity planning services for university's Information Technology infrastructure environment.
  • Actively engage in and help promote a service excellence approach throughout IT Services
  • Actively pursue trends in the industry and professional development activities
  • Observer in projects involving departmental or cross-functional teams
  • Carry a mobile phone and maintain availability for on-call rotation
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned
  • May occasionally teach one approved one credit bearing course per semester on an as needed basis and with division approval.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or enrolled in a relevant degree program
  • OR 2+ years relevant experience
  • Related experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements. Just remember that student employee experience is counted at half-time (unless it's otherwise noted on their application materials).
  • This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Basic experience in the installation and administration of upgrades, configuration, monitoring, storage, backups and troubleshooting and security of compute platforms
  • Basic experience in evaluating, customizing and diagnosing server operating system software in a complex and heterogeneous environment
  • Basic experience in architectural design of servers and associate subsystems including operating systems, storage, backups, services, monitoring and alerting
  • Basic experience with Administration of cloud based systems.
  • Basic exposure to incident and change management procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • See Minimum Qualifications

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 has been approved for full-time remote work. We intend to hire someone who resides in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky. Should a candidate currently reside outside of these states, relocation would be expected by date of hire. 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.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


Benefits Eligible:




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.

Advertised: 21 Feb 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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