[jobs] System Administrator - Hoboken, NJ

Patrick Miller pmiller at stevens.edu
Fri Jul 21 12:43:49 EDT 2006

Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking candidates for a full-time
position as System Administrator in the School of Sciences and Arts.
The IT staff in the School of Sciences and Arts provides technology
support to faculty, research staff, administrative staff, graduate
students and undergraduate students.

Computing systems in the School of Sciences and Arts are comprised of
several servers that provide the most common essential services (NFS,
centralized authentication, SSH, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP, CVS, HTTP),
more than one hundred desktop PCs and workstations, two
high-performance computing facilities, and a Media and Arts laboratory
with seventeen G5 workstations.  Operating systems include NetBSD,
Linux, IRIX, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Windows XP.

The System Administrator's primary responsibility will be to
administer all Unix-based servers and workstations, ensuring the
maximum security and availability of all necessary services,
performing operating system and software maintenance and upgrades,
troubleshooting software and hardware problems, and scheduling system

The System Administrator must work effectively with department
directors, faculty, and research staff in anticipating and planning
for future computing needs.  This includes all aspects of IT
infrastructure in the School of Sciences and Arts: hardware and
software support for a variety of architectures and configurations
(basic desktop PCs, high-end workstations, high-performance clusters,
and laptops), network services, security, facilities, and staffing.

Qualified candidates will have at least a Bachelor's degree (Master's
degree preferred), a minimum of three years of experience in
administering multi-user Unix systems, the ability to quickly learn
new technologies and software tools, as needed, and a genuine interest
in all aspects of professional system administration.  Strong
interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

Additional desired skills include:

  - a strong understanding of Unix-based operating systems
      (kernel-userland interactions, system calls, job control,
      process environment) 
  - experience with common Unix tools/utilities
  - a strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking
  - programming experience in one or more systems languages (C,
      Perl, Python, a shell)
  - ability to debug and patch complex open source applications

Applications should include a cover letter expressing the
candidate's interest in the position, a resume, and contact
information for at least two professional references.  Applicants
must be able to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Mail applications to: Patrick Miller, Associate Dean, Imperatore
School of Sciences and Arts, Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle
Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030 [Email: pmiller at stevens.edu].

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action / Equal
Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT STEVENS: Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate,
masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer
science, management and technology management, as well as a
baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business
and technology.  The university has enrollments of approximately
1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current
enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide.

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