Intermediate Technology Support Specialist

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7115657 (Ref.No. ta223023)
Posted: November 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Title: Intermediate Technology Support Specialist (level II)
Team: Mission Support

Do you enjoy finding unique solutions to unique problems in research, academics, and administration?

This position requires an equal emphasis on both the system-facing (server and clients) and the people-facing (customer and service provider teams) roles. Successful candidates will possess the technical expertise to administer servers/services/infrastructure, consult with departments regarding their needs, and provide user-facing support to resolve technical issues.  

The Intermediate Information Technology Support Specialist is a valuable member of the OU IT Mission Support team. This position will serve as a dedicated resource to the Physics Department, addressing area-specific technology issues, providing direct departmental support and ownership of technical solutions, supporting research computing needs, and managing of technology projects within their specific scope of expertise. The position involves: providing technology support, analysis and guidance for Physics staff; managing and maintaining departmental infrastructure and specialized software/licensing; collaborating with both Physics and OU IT.  

The RC/LSA (Research Computing/Linux System Admin) is responsible for Research Computing throughout the Dodge Physics Complex. This position involves: management of a set of networked Linux machines; maintaining and adding specialized software and licenses; specing, ordering, and installing new systems and new disk subsystems into the network; interacting with and training of faculty and students; interfacing with both OU and CAS IT. This position provides unique solutions to unique problems in research, academics, and administration.  


Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelors degre, AND: 

  • Required: 36 months experience as IT Help Desk, Client Support, or related field.

Equivalency Substitution: Will accept 48 months related experience in lieu of the Bachelors degree for a total of 84 months related experience.


  • Knowledge of different applications and systems
  • Ability to diagnosis and solve IT problems  
  • Knowledge of remote desktop applications
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Sits for prolonged periods of time.  Use of computer. Manual dexterity. Communicate effectively and listens. Standard Office Environment.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Experience with scientific computing is a plus
  • Linux server installation, configuration, and administration
  • Experience in Red Hat IdM, FreeIPA, kerberos, LDAP, NFS, NIS, HTTP, DNS, DHCP, and autofs
  • Understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS versions 7, 8, and 9
  • Ability to manage Virtual machines (VMs), firewall rules, different levels of networking and the ability to interface with the enterprise networking team
  • Fostering long-term relationships with researchers and staff members to better understand their computational needs
  • Scripting in BASH, Python, and managing Condor
  • Installing, testing, and maintaining an extremely broad range of scientific software on demand
  • The desire to obtain new skills and work in a collegiate work environment
  • Flexibility to maintain a broad range of application software

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

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