System Engineer

University Of Arkansas Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 3 months ago

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Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Summary of Job Duties:

A system administrator is responsible for a wide range of activities related to enterprise computing systems support, such as the installation, maintenance, and support of hardware, operating systems, and application and support software. Identity management, Multidisciplinary Windows and Unix skill set is a plus. A system administrator should additionally have both broad and detailed information technology knowledge, demonstrate excellent judgment in operational decisions, be able to work on major projects with minimal oversight, and provide technical leadership and training to other staff. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science or information technology;
  • 3 years' experience in IT systems and storage infrastructure.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science or information technology;

  • Three (3) to Ten (10) years of experience in IT systems and storage infrastructure;

  • Experience working with vendors, campus IT partners, and various technical staff members to drive small to large projects to conclusion a plus.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install, configure, and maintain enterprise IT system hardware (servers, storage, appliances, etc.);

  • Install, configure, and maintain enterprise IT system operating systems (Windows, Unix, etc.);

  • Install, configure, and maintain data application services (databases, directories, "middleware," etc.);

  • Install, configure, and maintain application software (email, web servers, etc.);

  • Configure, integrate, and maintain relationship with providers of externally-hosted IT services;

  • Track and resolve service requests with hardware and software vendors;

  • Monitor vendor and industry security alerts and update notifications and perform software and firmware updates to protect security and stability of IT systems;

  • Provide direct, second- or third-tier, and internal user support for a variety of software applications and services;

  • Respond to, evaluate, and correct IT system failures during and outside regular work hours;

  • Develop processes for automation of repeated administrative tasks;

  • Develop integration processes between heterogeneous computing systems;

  • Generate detailed requirements and specifications for systems- level application development;

  • Analyze business processes and institutional requirements to recommend technical solutions;

  • Conduct research on hardware and software components of IT systems in support of procurement and development efforts;

  • Advise and assist clients in IT systems evaluation, purchase, installation, configuration, and maintenance;

  • Evaluate client needs for network configuration changes and interface with network administrators to implement changes;

  • Produce and maintain technical documentation (procedures, operational statuses, etc.)

  • Maintain accurate records necessary for IT systems operations (equipment inventory, licenses, support contracts, etc.);

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Highest possible professional and personal integrity required for administrative access to organization's most confidential systems and information;

  • Knowledge of best-practice enterprise computing standards and procedures;

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking principles and configuration;

  • Knowledge of computing system operating system principles, installation, and configuration;

  • Knowledge of computing system application software installation and configuration;

  • Knowledge of systems programming languages and techniques for task automation;

  • Ability to analyze problems and develop systematic approach to resolve them;

  • Ability to follow complex procedures in a methodical manner;

  • Ability to analyze and deploy new technology from available technical documentation;

  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team;

  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks and manage time to meet deadlines;

  • Written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills required to provide effective technical user support;

  • Communication and interpersonal skills required to provide technical leadership and training to other staff;

  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation;

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work calmly and effectively in occasional high-stress situations;

  • Ability to perform critical tasks carefully without error.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Robert Clark, AD,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Benefits Eligible:


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