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System Administrator/Manager of Research Computing

Schenectady, NY - Posted on: Thursday 06/02/16


Working with faculty in the Department of Computer Science (CS), the System Administrator/Manager of Research Computing will maintain and upgrade the department’s computing environment to support teaching and research goals. Duties include: providing technology support for CS faculty and students, managing CS department teaching and research labs (with 40+ workstations running Mac OSX and UNIX/Linux, HPC systems, and several robots), deploying lab computer images, installing software applications, maintaining hardware, department servers and virtualized servers, and providing HPC and tier 2 Linux support for CS Department and College faculty.


BS/BA (IT-related field preferred), minimum of three years experience in systems administration, preferably in an academic setting (UNIX/Linux and Mac OSX networked environment), superior trouble shooting skills, and strong interpersonal skill is required. The position also requires a working knowledge of Linux on a wide array of platforms, knowledge of systems administration automation, parallel and distributed software tools and platforms, (such as job schedulers and MPI), experience with backups, RAID storage, NFS, ZFS, virtualization, monitoring tools, email, wikis, Apache, HTML, firewalls, and multiuser remote access via SSH and other tools, supporting programming languages, IDEs, drop boxes, version control, and SQL databases. Knowledge of Windows Active Directory preferred. Candidates must be able to work efficiently and cooperatively with faculty and students, must be willing to provide support during non-working hours, and to coordinate coverage with ITS during vacations. Candidates must also be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals.


Persons interested in applying should send a letter of application, current resume, and names/telephone numbers of 3-5 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:

Human Resources
Req. # 7267
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
Email: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

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Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.