Massachusetts Institute of Technology Systems Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, Center for International Studies (CIS), to administer and support CIS’s Windows/Mac desktop and laptop computers and its office phones (VoIP), printers, copiers, and network infrastructure. Will support systems and desktop applications specific to MIT educational and business processes; configure telephones; update operating systems and desktop programs; repair equipment and facilitate returns/repairs; respond to and resolve technical issues; provide some mobile device support; maintain server operations; install and maintain security software for desktop and laptop computers; maintain conference room video and audio equipment and video conferencing system; maintain computer loaner program for shared CIS equipment; purchase computers, peripherals, tools, printers and copiers; track expenses in several computer-related accounts; train faculty and staff to use equipment and basic software; serve as the liaison to MIT Information Systems and Technology; stay up-to-date on the latest application releases and relevant business knowledge; maintain database of all computers, operating systems, and installed software; communicate technical concepts in common terms to ensure understanding from all audiences; and perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in related field; at least five years’ experience providing technical support in a medium- to large-scale computing environment; Microsoft Office skills; excellent interpersonal, customer service, problem solving, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills; advanced knowledge of Windows and Mac desktop and server platforms; expertise with backup and antivirus software and installing and maintaining Microsoft Office and Adobe products; and ability to read and create technical documentation and learn and adapt quickly to new technologies. Seek a self-starter who can organize time to meet the needs of faculty, students, and staff. Job #14692-O


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: 14692

Functional Area: Information Technology

Department: Center for International Studies

School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No