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Systems Administrator II

Information Technology Los Angeles, California

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is seeking a full time Systems Administrator II to join our Information Technology team!

Hourly Pay range from $39.50 to $43.00, pay is contingent on qualifications.

* Please note, we will not be able to support a work visa for this position.

* To be considered for this position you must submit a resume.

The Systems Administrator II will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting networking hyperconverged infrastructure for Ostrow School of Dentistry. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Active Directory, VMware Virtualization technology, and virtual desktops.

The successful candidate should be a self-starter and have strong analytical skills with effective customer service experience. In addition, the candidate must have 1-3 years of experience with VMWare, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Azure, and/or AWS

Formal VMWare training and certification, Server+ Certification, and Network+ Certification are highly desired.

This position may require working on evenings or weekends as needed, or travel off-campus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Supports and administers VMware virtualization platform including monitoring resources and making necessary reconfiguration to improve performance.
  • Supports and administers Citrix Cloud Desktop platform including monitoring resources and making necessary reconfiguration to improve performance.
  • Troubleshoots and identifies hardware and software problems in a timely manner; resolves routine problems, replaces defective components and researches resources to identify solutions.
  • Installs, tests, implements, and assists users with the implementation of new hardware, software, and applications.
  • Provide technical support for users to identify and troubleshoot computer problems and advise on solutions.
  • Performs data backups and disaster recovery operations. Repairs and/or recovers systems.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events. For more information about benefits, please visit:

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Intermediate understanding of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms. Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree Preferred Experience: 3 years Preferred Field of Expertise: Previous systems programming and/or technical support experience preferred.

REQ20093380 Posted Date: 10/21/2020

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