Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior System Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, MIT Libraries, to work closely with other staff to propose, plan, and implement projects and initiatives in the areas of systems operations, infrastructure, and storage. Will architect, monitor, maintain, and support the Libraries’ production development and release environments; perform updates to deployed applications and supporting software libraries; monitor servers and applications and respond to system-level incidents and application-level events; codify--with stakeholders--service level agreements and uptime expectations; help provide and maintain testing infrastructure; and research, test, and make recommendations regarding new and emerging systems and server technologies.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor's in computer science or related field or five years of related training and experience; three years’ hands-on experience in systems administration and infrastructure provisioning; experience with the installation, maintenance, and systems administration of Linux Systems, OpenLDAP, and VMware vSphere; knowledge of other web servers, authentication and authorization tools, vertical applications, storage, and cloud technologies; and a solid background in systems operations and integration. Must have experience with hardware virtualization environments, server-side technologies, scripting in one or more open source languages, distributed version control for source code version control and collaboration, and IT infrastructure automation tools. Job #14946-P

Will be expected to share responsibility for off-hours service outages.

Applications must include cover letter and resume.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 1, 2017.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14946

Functional Area: Information Technology

Department: Libraries

School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No