Job Title Academic Systems Administrator
The Academic Systems Administrator leads the technical services supporting
academic workstation configuration, implementation, and maintenance supporting
students and faculty at the College. This position customizes, maintains,
and/or reconfigures academic and administrative related end-user systems to
ensure the highest levels of performance, efficiency, and security. This
position will also support the installations, replacement, and upgrade of
operating systems, and servers as appropriate. Evaluates and recommend
technology in support of academic computing including cloud infrastructure,
storage, rendering, and remote workstations. This position works closely and
coordinates with administrative technical support staff in all shared service
and support functions. This position reports directly to the Executive
Director of Information Technology and works with the Help Desk Manager and
Systems Administrator for day to day tasks. The position is responsible for
managing tasks assigned by Chairs of Animation and Game Design in coordination
with the Executive Director of Information Technology, to design and build
solutions to support the needs of the growing department.
Location Los Angeles, CA (Westchester)
Essential Duties Summary
Leads the support of departmental computer labs, multimedia classrooms,
and other academic computing hardware and software. Identifies, diagnoses,
tests, and resolves computer network and server performance problems.
Installs, configures, tests, and assists users with the implementation of
new hardware, software, and applications. Development of custom scripts
support the labs.
Configures and tests academic computer hardware, network software, and
operating system software for deployment including Windows, Mac OS, and
possibly Linux. Monitors academic operating systems and application
environments for performance and security. Maintains and administers
academic computer networks and related computing environments, including
academic computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and
Helps maintain integrity of IT-related security systems.
Management of Systems Management Tools including JAMF< SCCM, InTune, Group
Policy, licensing servers, and other appropriate tools to support the
Provides training and guidance to other technical support staff and
student workers. Plans and designs training documentation and conducts
hands-on training. Helps develop work schedules, assignment priorities,
and system response protocols. Participates in the interviewing and hiring
Leads computer lab orientations and workshops for students and faculty.
Develops technology instructional materials for students and faculty to
reinforce classroom instruction.
Develops, implements, and documents procedures for all supported hardware
and software systems. May write reports and/or summaries (i.e., status
reports, problem reports, progress summaries, system utilization reports)
Recommends changes to improve systems and network configurations, and
determines hardware or software requirements related to such changes. Help
develop a budget plan in collaboration with supervisor based on
acquisition and maintenance recommendations, including designing and
building the current and next generation of workstation, server, and
network infrastructure supporting academic technology to support our
Meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment for classroom needs.
Stays informed of new developments and technologies by reading journals
and other pertinent publications, maintaining contact with vendors, and
participating in professional organizations, meetings, and seminars.
Performs other related duties as assigned. Must be responsive to work-
related phone calls and emails during non-business hours on occasion.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems, or
related field is required or combined experience/education as substitute
for minimum education.
Minimum five (5) years of experience working in a Game, Animation, or
similar creative environment in systems engineering or development role,
preferably in a higher education environment.
Working knowledge of VFX or Animation pipelines, systems, and tools, such
as Shotgun, Foundry Nuke, RV, Maya, and Deadline.
Detailed knowledge of current Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux
Experience with applications and tools including license servers, JAMF,
SCCM, and Group Policy including the creation of custom application
Strong understanding of Game/Animation technologies/workflows.
Experience in OS systems scripting is required.
Knowledge of existing, evolving, and new technology resources and
experience migrating to next-generation technology to improve college
Working knowledge of VMware and Linux are preferred.
Experience with backups, storage, SANs, RADIUS, LDAP, email and computer
security is preferred.
Experience with other operating systems such as iOS and Android, and a
broad range of hardware platforms is desired.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Otis College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity employer, and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, mental disability,
marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other
characteristic which may be specified by law or college policy.
Applicants Have Rights Under Federal, State, and Local Employment Laws:
DFEH Workplace Discrimination (English)
DFEH Workplace Discrimination (Espanol)
EEO is the Law (English)
EEO is the Law (Espanol)
Family Medical Leave Act (English)
Family Medical Leave Act (Espanol)
Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative
Polygraph Protection Act (English)
Polygraph Protection Act (Espanol)
Salary $56,128 to $67,519
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number AS554P
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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