The University of Cincinnati, is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The university boasts a student body of over 44,000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region's largest employer with over 15,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the university community.
The Office of Innovative Technology and Learning Design (OITLD) at the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) at the University of Cincinnati seeks to hire a Computer Systems Administrator II, reporting to the Information Technology Manager with a dotted line to the Cyber Range Director. This position will be the technical lead and support all elements of a virtualized computing environment for the Ohio Cyber Range project. The Ohio Cyber Range at the University of Cincinnati (OCR@UC) will provide a cyber-training environment to students, educators, and response teams. The OCR is an initiative of the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3), a collaborative between public, private, military, and educational organizations to strengthen cyber security for the State of Ohio. Cyber exercises within the OCR@UC will be performed in virtual settings (or classrooms) by various organizations across Ohio. The virtualized environment will serve as a pilot site to establish implementation best practices, and the resulting documentation will be shared statewide. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years from date of hire with potential for re-funding.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide hands-on support for a 5,000+ virtual machine environment, running VMware vCAC / vRealize Automation. Responsible for all technical aspects of the OCR@UC equipment including, physical hardware, servers, storage, virtual networking, identity management, software, operating systems, backup and disaster recovery. Develop and implement maintenance schedules/plans for all hardware, firmware, operating systems, networking systems, database systems and applications. Assess the impact of new software on existing systems and develop modification plans as needed. Coordinate and plan upgrades and modifications to the OCR.
Coordinate the scheduling, management, allocation, and life cycle of OCR@UC and infrastructure. Establish, develop, document, and share best practices for cyber range implementation with the OC3. Attend all OCR meetings and cyber exercise events. Report updates to the OITLD technology support team. Work with Cyber Range Director and Academic Coordinator to share range data and best practices. Consult with clients and develop/build configuration(s) in the OCR to meet their objectives. Develop scripts for automating different administration functions. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or a relevant degree and two (2) years related experience -OR- an Associate's degree with four (4) years' experience; -OR- six (6) years' experience. Experience and/or training include advanced level experience working with specific types of hardware and software systems used by the university and demonstrate proficient experience/skills.
VMware ESXi and vCenter experience, particularly, experience working with vCloud Director or vRealize Automation environments. Experience may include related certifications.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is... close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSION STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.