Computer Systems Admin / DevOps Senior

Cincinnati, OH
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Salary: $70,000 - $75,000
Created: June 14, 2021


The University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) seeks a self-motivated, team-oriented individual to provide DevOps support for hosted applications. This position is part of UCL’s Application Development Unit, and the successful candidate will be responsible for managing on-premise and cloud-based servers, deployment, monitoring of software applications, and relational database management, operating system and middleware support within UCL. UCL primarily uses open-source applications, languages, and frameworks, and most applications run in Linux server environments hosted at UC or Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

This position has an annual salary range of $70,000 - $75,000. The University of Cincinnati offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes tuition remission for faculty and staff.

Job Overview

Under general supervision from a designated administrator, responsible for large-scale operating systems and database management systems that typically serve the entire campus or large multi-unit departments; provides support for installing, maintaining, and modifying operating systems, database management systems, utilities, and related software.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure operating systems software is properly installed, tested, and tuned to maximize operating efficiency; ensure the availability, integrity, and reliability of assigned systems;
  • Assist in developing and implementing plans for fully integrated systems, including operating systems, network systems, database systems and applications;
  • Assist in developing plans, schedules, and requirements for the installation and maintenance of new and /or revised software;
  • Install, configure, and tune operating systems software for optimal performance;
  • Assist in system integration with other systems;
  • Evaluate and recommend hardware and system software procurement;  
  • Assess the impact of new software on existing systems and users and develop modification plans as needed;
  • Plan and implement upgrades and modifications to systems configuration to improve utilization based on analysis of application and production requirements;
  • Plan system capacity and develop expansion plans. Allocate and organize data storage;
  • May write and develop efficient software and code for operating systems;  
  • Serve as an expert resource to others; serve on committees and projects;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or a relevant degree and two (2) years related experience  -OR- a Bachelor’s degree with four (4) years’ experience –OR- an Associate’s degree  with six (6) years’ experience; -OR- eight (8) years’ experience.  Experience and/or training include advanced level experience and possesses broad and deep knowledge of own area and related areas and contributes through advanced knowledge, skill and experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • 5 years of experience with Linux server administration.
  • Linux and/or AWS certifications.
  • Experience with configuration and management of relational database systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Experience building and updating infrastructure using automated tools (e.g. Teraform, Ansible, Puppet).
  • Experience supporting cloud-based infrastructure (e.g. Amazon Web Services, MS Azure).
  • Experience supporting library and digital repository infrastructure.

Application Instructions

  • Based on the nature of this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.
  • Prospective applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and diversity statement with their application.
  • This position will remain open until filled.
  • If there are questions regarding the position, please email Aja Hickman, UC Libraries Senior HR Coordinator:

About the University of Cincinnati

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About UC Libraries

The Libraries’ vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus. Through work on the strategic pillars of digital technology/innovations, people, data to information to knowledge and space, and with a strong foundation of a dedicated and knowledgeable staff with unique and advanced skill sets, the Libraries is primed to transform itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university.

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.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


How to apply


Aja Hickman
UC Libraries Senior HR Coordinator:

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Published: Monday, June 14, 2021 20:01 UTC

Last updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 20:01 UTC