Research, design, implement and maintain computer hardware and software systems for Mizzou Online. Analyze new computer technologies and determine their suitability to problems faced by the office.
At this time Mizzou Online owns seven servers which are housed at the MU Data Center and host our web and database operations. All websites run on Microsoft IIS architecture and databases on Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Installation, maintenance and security of these servers is the responsibility of the System Administrator.
Design and maintain Mizzou Online’s web infrastructure, and ensure the security and 24 x 7 availability of these functions. Systems which are the responsibility of the System Administrator include:
A web-based data management system of detailed course and scheduling information.
A custom learning management system that was developed in-house for the support of students in self-paced courses.
Design, maintain and secure several SQL and other databases used in various office solutions.
Back-end SQL databases support the web-based systems outlined above. Familiarity with all aspects SQL server usage and maintenance, as well as database design is required.
Supervise the office’s IT support staff, and train them in all aspects of hardware and software maintenance.
Three full time IT positions report to this position: two Programmer Analysts and a User Support Specialist.
Keep abreast of changes in computer hardware and software in order to make the best possible decisions concerning their use.
Review available computer hardware and software, and make purchase recommendations to the Director. Supervise the installation of new hardware and software, and maintain as required.
Serve as a member of Administrative Team and engage in strategic planning for Mizzou Online.
Opportunity: Online learning is a growing area in higher education, both nationally and here at Mizzou. In fall 2013, a quarter of all students enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions were taking distance education courses. Last year at Mizzou, nearly 10 percent of students were earning their degrees and certificates online.
Stability: The University of Missouri is a $2.2 billion global enterprise. Every week, MU raises an average of $1.4 million in private donations and attracts $2.5 million in federal funding. The University is more than halfway to a new goal of securing an additional $1.3 billion for MU’s future. Mizzou Online is a self-sustaining, revenue-generating unit within the University and has facilitated an online student increase of more than 106 percent in the last five years.
Support: MU offers employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.
Personal growth: The University provides health and wellness incentives, training programs and a staff scholarship for professional development. Mizzou Online takes pride in being a positive, supportive environment in which team members can pursue professional growth, mentoring and leadership development.
Giving back: MU provides staff many opportunities to volunteer on-campus as well as in the community. As a public, land-grant institution, MU's goal is to improve the quality of life everywhere through education and research. As a part of the Mizzou Online team, you will experience unwavering commitment to online learners who often need extra support as they balance full-time careers and families with their desire to go back to school.