Systems Administrator in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (BIS) Contract

Systems Administrator in Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (BIS)

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Systems Administrator in Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (BIS) Contract

Post of Systems Administrator (Maternity Leave Cover)

Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems

(Wholetime contract post From 26th September 2007 to 12th September 2008)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified members of staff for the above post.The Department of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems operates a large client/server environment with Windows NT/2000/2003 Servers and Unix Sun Solaris Servers which are used in under-graduate and post-graduate programmes.

The Systems Administrator is responsible for:

  • Managing the departments computing infrastructure to deliver services to both staff and students.
  • Providing support to users through training programmes, documentation and problem solving.
  • Assisting in the development of the departments IT infrastructure.
  • Providing support for a large number of departmental projects, on a variety of platforms, including student e-mail services, staff and student web server support, video conferencing, database administration, online learning technologies and enterprise wide systems.
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of departmental IT project plans and budgets
  • Training and day to day supervision of the department’s technical advisors.
  • Any other duties assigned from time-to-time by the Systems Administration Manager.

Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record and ability to implement comprehensive computing installations, particularly in a large and diverse networked environment. They should have extensive in-depth expertise and experience in UNIX and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems - server & client, cross platform interoperability, and critical infrastructural support services.Candidates must possess excellent analytical and reporting skills, will be self-motivating, flexible and highly organised.They should have a team-oriented attitude with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have proven ability to deal with end users at all levels.

Since the department provides Oracle 10g, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 databases to its students for course and project work, database administration experience will be required. Candidates must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and in particular the use of Group Policies and Profiles in order to secure the student computing environment.Candidates should be able to install, configure and administer web server infrastructure.Knowledge of Enterprise wide systems would be a distinct advantage.

Salary within the scale: €47,809 - €57,429 (new entrants), depending on qualifications and experience.

An application form must be completed and is available from

Completed application forms should be returned to

Department of Human Resources, University College, No 2-4 Elderwood, College Road, Cork

Tel: 021 4903073 / Fax 021 4276995


Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: Friday 28 September 2007


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