Join Our Team!

Help WantedIt’s no secret that Ohio State produces legendary teams. What you may not know is that some of our strongest teams work together off the field, building IT systems and supporting the critical infrastructure to run one of the largest universities in the country. Our team is growing, and you can be part of it!

In the Office of the CIO, we work together every day to connect The Ohio State University to the world, making our students, faculty and staff part of the conversation to influence the direction of global thought and leadership.

Current Job Openings

Job postings for the Office of the CIO are listed below. Jobs are categorized by line of business or the supporting area to which they report. Instructions to view job details for open positions follow. Note: Due to the refresh cycle for job postings, this listing may not be exhaustive and some postings may expire between page updates.

  • Help Desk Technician​ (424946) – Responds to and diagnosis problems through discussions with users; performs analysis and assists in a variety of service desk activities including, but not limited to, providing support for customers and end users of OCIO services; guiding end users through troubleshooting procedures; processing and escalating service requests; providing technical assistance in the setup, installation, and configuration of desktop software and hardware; service Desk analysts answer customer calls, respond to emails, escalate records to Tier 2 analysts and/or service owners, may perform onsite support, and provide follow up to customers as needed; may be asked to maintain knowledge base articles and provide assistance during major incidents; responsible for determining the needs of faculty, staff and students and the proper support of those needs; take ownership of all interactions, utilize appropriate follow-through, providing timely feedback; use the Incident management and Request Fulfillment processes along with the Knowledge Management tool as designed; identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Help Desk Technician-Sr​ (425033) – The Help Desk is designed to be the single point of contact for customers requesting services and/or support from the university. Responsible for receiving, resolving, escalating, and monitoring complex customer issues/requests; leading less experienced staff in the provision of immediate assistance and issue resolution; critical tasks performed by this area also include communicating, tracking and reporting computing environment outages; acts as a team leader for complex projects, assignments and issues associated with the help desk function; may serve as desktop support for onsite technical assistance; may serve as on-call escalation point.
  • UC Administrator-Skype​ (424730) – This person will be responsible for supporting the daily operational activities (incident response, account management, tier-2 support escalation, etc.) related to a multi-campus Skype for Business system and related client components (Soft client, audio/video devices, IP phones); support duties to include help in assisting the operations team with troubleshooting service related incidents as needed, using high touch interaction with customers for support and troubleshooting of service related incidents and support tickets; determine when appropriate to escalate to tier-3 support/UC Engineers; periodic on-call duties and after hours support for incidents and scheduled changes; monitoring systems and responding to call quality issues as appropriate. Additional duties will include the testing, configuration, validation and documentation of new devices and solutions related delivery of the Skype for business services. Candidate will be expected to participate in and follow established processes and university security standards. Candidate will need to be able to work independently and will participate in projects and initiatives as needed.
  • Voice/Video/Data Technician 1​ (424933) – Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of voice, video, data and fiber optic services offered to the university by the OCIO. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, installing structured data cabling systems, fiber optic installation/maintenance, coaxial distribution and drops, distribution frame design and build, installing Ethernet switches, wireless access points and related hardware; install equipment for customers(internal/external) that include, but not limited to, single and multi-line telephone sets (TDM and IP), IPTV, CATV set top boxes and data network switches; perform tasks as assigned to support the daily workload as related to Moves/Adds/Changes (MAC), repairs and other projects; contribute to an environment that is focused on teamwork to ensure customers (internal/external) are receiving highly effective voice, video and data systems that meet designated departmental goals, business needs and are delivered in the most efficient and economical manner; participate as part of an on-call team responsible to support above mentioned services. Subject to call out nights, weekends and holidays. May be exposed to inclement weather.

Applying for Open Positions

To read more details about or to apply for any OCIO or other Ohio State positions, follow these steps:

    1. Open Ohio State’s Applicant Portal site, located at
    2. Choose the Search Jobs option on the left side of the screen.
    3. Search on Keywords using the job opening number that is listed next to the position of interest.

Project Spotlight

As Ohio’s largest university, Ohio State works every day with the earliest adopters of technology and is constantly evolving to meet their changing needs. In this environment only the sharpest IT professionals survive, and even they are learning something new every step of the way. Below is a sampling of projects and current areas of focus.

University Administrative Systems and Oracle/PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft is an important component of Ohio State’s business operations — managing data from recruitment to retirement. Ohio State recently completed a PeopleSoft upgrade that will increase system availability, reduce unscheduled outages, improve server processing and decrease database server costs by 80%. If you have experience with PeopleSoft or similar enterprise level systems, then we’re looking for you.

Mobile Technologies

Building on the foundation of our much-loved mobile app, OSU is finding new ways to go mobile. Students will need more mobile services for new devices, digital textbooks and technologies that haven’t even emerged yet. There is much yet to be discovered in this growing field, and OSU has been partnering with market innovators to stay ahead of the curve and deliver solutions to meet their changing needs.

IT Security

IT Security is not only here to stay, it is continuing to grow. It’s an ongoing game of cat-and-mouse, with criminals constantly devising new schemes and our security experts finding the solutions to ward them off. Successful IT security professionals are continually learning and honing their skills. It’s a challenging field, but it’s never boring.

Culture & Benefits

88% of OCIO employees say their schedules can be easily adjusted for work life balanceFlexibility. Empowerment. Satisfaction. Can you use these words to describe your current job? Would you like to?

These are a few of the characteristics that rise to the top when our team members talk about their work. Over the past 5 years, our employee satisfaction numbers have continually improved and our workplace is better than ever.

We’re looking for new talent. We’re offering a great work environment. Come and be a part of Ohio State.

Get in Touch

To discuss IT openings and your fit on the OCIO team, contact us.


About the Office of the CIO