Desktop Administrator at The Ohio State University

Desktop Administrator at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
August 11, 2016
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position provides system support and administration for equipment owned and operated by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in both production and research environments; performs systems administration of heterogeneous UNIX, Microsoft (MS) Windows and Apple OSX computers for the CSE Department; works as part of a team of system administrators; deploys, maintains and updates desktop images and third-party software packages; manages systems backups, restores and tape management; manages malware detection software and resolves related issues; supports mobile device use and management; manages to the security of the computing infrastructure; helps manage the CSE Help Desk, data center and labs, and manages student employees; manages and meets all compliance and reporting requirements of the University, College, departments and/or centers, as needed; adheres to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practice framework.

Position Requirements

Desired Qualifications

Ability to lift 25 pounds, climb stairs and have good dexterity; experience managing staff in a Help Desk environment; experience with IBM Spectrum Protect administration; experience with enterprise anti-virus administration; working knowledge of multiple version of Linux such as Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SuSE; experience with administration of Apple devices through JAMF; previous experience with administration of a virtual machine environment; knowledge and support of NFS and NIS, DNS using BIND; experience with shell scripting and/or programming with other advanced system languages.

Required Experience


Bachelor’s degree in computer & information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; systems administration experience in a heterogeneous UNIX, MS Windows and/or Apple OSX environment; experience with Linux administration and support; experience building and deploying desktop images; experience using desktop management software to update third-party software packages and manage systems: experience with backup software administration.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.