University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Computer Systems Manager – Engineering

Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code: 0840-9088
Job Family: DPS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 606

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of designated administrator, applies independent judgment as well as knowledge and expertise in planning, designing, and maintaining the operating hardware and related software of the Computer Labs for the School of Engineering.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides technical leadership in planning, designing, developing, installing, and maintaining hardware, requiring a thorough understanding of systems and facilities concepts.
  2. Evaluates the performance and requirements of hardware, recommends additions or changes, and plans and manages the implementation of new hardware.
  3. Designs and implements techniques for monitoring and evaluating the performance of hardware in order to ensure the system is functioning at its maximum potential.
  4. Analyzes problems with hardware and determines the most effective solution to be used in correcting difficulties.
  5. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding acquisition of new software which would improve system usability, performance, and integrity.
  6. Plans for future hardware/software in accordance with established needs.
  7. Serves as a resource to users in answering highly technical questions and in identifying and resolving errors in user or control programs.
  8. Installs and tests system control programs related software, and corrective fixes supplied by vendors.
  9. Provides specific documentation of software modifications so that others can use it.
  10. Keeps informed of technical and product developments through technical and professional literature, courses, workshops, and conferences.
  11. Communicates pertinent information to supervisor which will aid in effective short and long-range planning.
  12. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field OR equivalent combination of training and experience
  2. Successful experience in installation of new systems and/or modification of active systems control programs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to operate hardware/software and diagnose problems.
  4. Knowledge of Fortran and a variety of other programming languages.
  5. Experience with PC’s, mini, and supermini computers.

Date Created: 6/28/85
Date Revised: 5/1/97