Summary of Duties: As an Operations Systems Administrator, this position will be responsible for providing system administration for Data Center Operations (DCO). The function of this position is to provide standard operational support for production Information Technology Services Windows Server, Linux, and VMware systems. Duties include, but are not limited to installing, maintaining, and upgrading operating systems and related system software. Working with Systems staff, members of the group and other systems administrators, security and network engineers to resolve various problems related to the operation of the systems and network. Consulting with customers (internal or external to Information Technology Services) on problems or questions related to the use of Server systems and supported services.
This position will have working hours on a pre-scheduled and rotating basis, carry a cell phone and assume responsibility for responding to system emergencies and resolving system outages that may occur outside of normal working hours. Scope is wide-ranging and includes responsibility for multiple university-wide Windows, Linux, and VMware operating systems and services. Has shared impact on final results and will be directed to act as required to maintain expected service levels.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.