Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER, Sloan School of Management-Technology Services (STS)-Infrastructure, Operations and Security (IOS), to play a key role designing, implementing, and maintaining Sloan’s IT infrastructure. Will be part of a multidisciplinary team that delivers high quality, effective, and secure IT capabilities to the Sloan community; and serve as the lead element for STS’s infrastructure platforms. The current infrastructure is 100% virtualized and consists of over 600 systems spread across two data centers managed with VMware. Will take ownership of the current infrastructure in the short term, and in the long term, be involved with STS’s migration to a cloud-based (IaaS) platform; support the scoping and selection of the optimal IaaS (platform and lead the transition to the cloud; and lead efforts to generate documentation and infrastructure monitoring metrics (this information will be heavily leveraged as STS better defines current and future service level offerings); and support the design, installation, configuration and administration of Linux systems and components.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in information technology, computer science, or similar field; demonstrable proficiency with VMware vSphere, public cloud platform, and Linux administration; demonstrable ability to perform root cause analysis and think laterally; excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Seek a self-starter who is motivated to learn new technologies. Experience working with faculty and students at a research university preferred, as is experience working in a collaborative and team-oriented environment. Job #14492-P


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: 14492

Functional Area: Information Technology

Department: Sloan School of Management

School Area: Sloan School of Management

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No