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Senior Systems Administrator - Computer Science (CPS)

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: CoAS - IT - 208810
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

The Senior Systems Administrator - Computer Science (CPS) position is an exciting opportunity to join the College of Arts and Sciences’ IT team. While this position reports to the IT Director for the College and is involved in various projects, its primary responsibility is to directly support the academics and research of the Department of Computer Science. This position will have a dedicated office located near to the Department of Computer Science in the brand-new, state-of-the-art Jessie S. Hathcock Hall.

Interest and enrollment in the Department of Computer Science has exploded in the past few years, and the department now offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. Our Computer Science faculty recently have been awarded a number of prestigious grants. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting processes for new and exciting technologies critical to the success of Computer Science, including virtual and mixed reality, malware research, cyber security, and artificial intelligence. This position works closely with the Computer Science faculty and requires the ability to quickly learn the fundamentals of new and upcoming technologies. Qualified candidates will be able to read, write, and debug programs written in programming languages such as Python, C++, and Java. This position also requires the ability to support various flavors of Windows, Linux, and macOS and software applications in classrooms, computer labs, research labs, and faculty/staff offices.

At the University of Dayton, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Two years’ experience in software development team role or two years in IT customer support services
Proven ability to learn new concepts quickly
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
Two years’ experience programming (e.g. Python, C/C++, Java) and scripting (e.g. AppleScript, PowerShell, shell scripts) in software development team role
Two years’ experience provisioning and administering Windows, Linux, and/or macOS workstations and servers
Two years in IT customer support services
Five years relevant professional experience
Experience troubleshooting first level network connectivity, printing, and hardware issues
Experience in higher education environment
Effective interpersonal skills

Successful experience engaging with people from diverse backgrounds
Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic and Marianist work environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


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