Responsible for the technical design, planning, implementation, performance and recovery of the systems and networks that comprise the computing infrastructure of the Computer Science Department. Serves as a technical expert in the area of system administration for complex networks and operating systems. Manage day-to-day operations, troubleshoot problems, provide routine maintenance and capacity planning, provision resources, ensure security and high availability, develop and document procedures and practices. Supervise system administrators including hiring, training and evaluating performance. Remain current with new technologies, recommend new or improved services, tools and techniques.
The Computer Science Department computing facility provides over 500 primarily Linux desktop computers and over 200 Linux servers, more than 400TB of shared storage, a 132-node compute cluster and supports the educational and research needs of a community of over 200 faculty, staff and graduate students, and over 2000 undergraduate students.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Minimum 5 years of experience in network and system administration
Experience administering shared filesystems, databases and network services
In-depth knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems
In-depth knowledge of system software, network technologies and security
Knowledge of MacOS and Windows operating systems
Knowledge of shared filesystems and database systems
Strong skills and experience diagnosing and solving network and system problems
Experience leading or supervising a technical team
Excellent communication skills
Background check: criminal and educational
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Lead System Administrator
Department of Computer Science
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