Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50529
Classification Title Operating Systems Analyst-Expert
Collective Bargaining Unit CSUEU/Bargaining Unit 9

Instructional & Information Technology

Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Probationary
Application Materials Required

University Application and Resume required

Classification Salary Range $6,166 - $9,900
Anticipated Hiring Range $6,166 – $7,411
Recruitment Closing Date REPEAT-This position is subject to close at anytime


The mission of the I& IT Division is to provide stewardship, leadership and service in support of the teaching and learning mission of the university. I&IT provides learning technologies, strategies, leadership and support, all of which enhance teaching, learning, the quality of the student experience, personal productivity, and administrative effectiveness. Instructional & Information Technology ( I&IT) Systems provides central technology support for the design, development, security and maintenance of campus-wide computing and communications infrastructure, including: email, web services, intranet services, voice services, directory services, account management for technology access, as well as various server operating system environments and databases, including UNIX, Linux and Windows for the support of campus applications such as PeopleSoft, BlackBoard, CBORD Odyssey, Viking, Oracle, network management, and helpdesk ticketing.


The Unix Administrator/Programmer develops software, operational procedures, documentation and training materials for complex departmental and campus-wide projects and services, as assigned; projects may include multiple technical areas and require coordination of staff from multiple departments and may involve programming in high level languages, such as C/C++, scripting languages such as Java, Perl, PHP or Bourne shell and database technologies such as Oracle and/or SQL; incumbent will be required to have knowledge of other systems and technologies, such as Windows servers and clients, networking technologies and protocols, web programming languages, and database systems including Oracle and SQL server; produce technical requirements documents, projects timelines, technical design documents, implementation plans, and software, as assigned;  coordinate technical projects involving team members from across campus and/or outside consultants; provide operating system and applications support for a range of IT services; install, configure and manage Unix-based operating system software and associated utilities and applications, as well as develop associated operational procedures, documentation and processes in support of campus services; perform on-going performance analysis and capacity planning for multiple server systems, develop and carry out appropriate periodic maintenance procedures, diagnose and correct errors, maintain appropriate records, produce and carry out specified Change Control processes; provide escalated technical support to Cal Poly Pomona and I&IT departmental staff, as assigned; provide both on-site and telephone support for resolution of operating system, applications and networking problems for desktop systems, servers and networking on campus, as required. Incumbent may be required to respond to inquiries from staff outside of normal business hours in support of campus operations; prepare reports summarizing departmental technical activities; provide on-going performance and security analysis and capacity planning for enterprise-level server systems, develop and carry out appropriate periodic maintenance procedures, diagnose and correct errors, maintain appropriate records, produce and carry out specified Change Control processes; provide training, support and documentation, as assigned; development of training courses, Web-based documentation and eHelp articles and announcements of service interruptions and changes; technical review of potential hardware, software and services, preparation of reports on existing systems and services, as well as enhancements to existing services, or formal investigations of possible replacements for existing services and perform other duties as assigned.  


A  Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field with five years full-time relevant experience OR twelve years of relevant full-time experience; ability to lift up to 50 pounds (i.e., computer equipment). (Associate Degree does not substitute for experience in this classification).  

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Masters Degree in Computer Science; experience working in an academic environment. Experience with the following: LDAP, preferably OpenLDAP; security/authorization/authentication, Kerberos, use of LDAP for Unix naming services; Solaris/ZFS;  Automated provisioning/management, experience working in large scale deployments with hundred of servers; revision control systems such as subversion, git, et al; MySQL/Postgresql; SMTP, virus/spam scanning; PHP; Samba/Dfs/Windows file sharing.



Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


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