Manager – Data Processing/Computer Services 2

Louisiana State University

The LSU Division of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) resides in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (  The division offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree programs in computer science and has a strong record in research and training in many key areas of computer science, including software engineering, cloud computing, data analytics, and cybersecurity. It supports 25 faculty members and around 1000 students. This position is responsible for planning, building, deployment, and administration of complex computing systems for the Division of Computer Science and Engineering. This includes servers for e-mail archives, file sharing, student coursework, and clusters for research purposes. Also responsible for maintaining and imaging computing labs and providing desktop hardware and software support to users in the Division. Work with faculty and staff to determine needs in each area below and find solutions that fit available budgets.

50% – IT Management: The computer manager must research, design, plan, deploy and maintain computer systems for use in various capacities.  These are primarily Linux servers requiring knowledge of Linux virtualization, legacy email systems, web services, shell scripting, and best security practices. This also requires a working knowledge of computer networking, Windows Active Directory and imaging software in order to manage over 250 Division desktop PCs.

30% – General Management Duties: The computer manager plans major projects (budgeting, estimates, scheduling), allocates existing IT resources, directs junior IT employees, keeps equipment and space records, performs LSU’s annual movable property inventory and space inventory for property in the division, maintains websites, is responsible for physical security of and access to Division spaces, and other miscellaneous duties.

20% – Management of Employees and Basic Computer Support: The computer manager directs, trains and assists junior IT workers in the installation and maintenance of desktop and laptop computer hardware (CPU and GPU) and software (Windows, Mac and Linux), printers, tablets/mobile, audio-video equipment and other devices used by Division employees.

Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. periodically and up to 20 lbs. frequently.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s computer science or related field, 2 years experience.
Specific Experience: Windows and Linux desktop management and support. Linux/Unix command-line based systems management and scripting. Basic computer programming.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Computer Science or related field with 1 year experience.
Specific Experience: Debian Linux, Proxmox VE or qemu, and bash scripting. Managing windows computers via Active Directory using Group Policy. Using Symantec Ghost or other software to image and manage lab computers. Basics of web hosting, A/V systems, facilities management, and building computers from parts.

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