The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. **This position is located in Arlington, VA** This is a limited term one year appointment at 60% level of effort. The Systems Administrator II works under general supervision to customize and maintain a multi-platform system configuration, ensuring efficiency and security. Troubleshoots problems reported by users and/or by automated network monitoring systems. Monitors and adjusts the performance of existing networks. Helps coordinate installations, replacements and upgrades of servers and operating systems with operations staff, technical support staff and department users. Designs, programs and/or installs simple tools to help manage systems and application environment. *Maintains and administers computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations. * Monitors systems, servers and auxiliary devices for performance and security. *Determines whether adjustments need to be made and confers with technical support staff and vendors as appropriate. Identifies changes that need to be made in the future. * Troubleshoots and identifies hardware and software problems in a timely manner; resolves routine problems, replaces defective components and researches resources to identify solutions. Refers more complex problems to appropriate staff for resolution. * Installs, tests, implements, and assists users with the implementation of new hardware, software, and applications. * Performs data backups and disaster recovery operations. Repairs and/or recovers systems. * Designs, configures, and tests computer hardware, networking software and operating system software. *Assigns, modifies, and deletes user accounts and resolves security access problems; maintains integrity of the security system. * Reviews current technical information pertaining to the operation of computers, servers, peripheral equipment and software. * Develops documentation for systems administration procedures. *Stays informed of new developments and technologies. ***The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.***
Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Intermediate understanding of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms.
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Previous systems programming and/or technical support experience preferred.
New Grant Funded Fixed Term
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University of Southern California - 16 months ago