The Department of Computer Science at Bryn Mawr College expects to hire a departmental Systems Administrator/Laboratory Coordinator. The position’s responsibilities include hardware and software support for teaching and research, faculty desktop support, and administration of curriculum resources.
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to assist in supporting the departmental computational infrastructure of nearly 50 workstations, associated servers, a number of robots, and electronic services (printing, web, e-mail, wiki, etc). The department’s computing infrastructure comprises of a 25 workstation teaching and general use laboratory with dual-boot (Linux and Windows) computers. Additionally, there are two research laboratories with dual-boot workstations, robots, and ancillary equipment.
The System Administrator is responsible for the installation, integration, maintenance, and integrity of all hardware and software running on all computing systems in the department. This person will participate in the day-to-day management of the systems, support of the user community and provide software support for research and teaching. As necessary, this person will coordinate and collaborate with the college’s IS operations which provides information services to the larger college community.
The department is involved in a number of initiatives, include developing software, courses materials, and exploring new and innovative uses of research in the classroom. There is generous grant support for our projects and the Systems Administrator will work closely with the department faculty and staff toward these goals. There is opportunity to work with new/experimental hardware/software platforms at the cutting edge of research.
The applicant must have at least a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and experience with Linux and Windows administration, ideally in an enterprise-level mixed Linux/Unix and Windows environment. They must have outstanding Linux/Unix support experience, expertise with multiple scripting languages, one or more high level programming languages and the ability to successfully troubleshoot applications and system level problems. A working knowledge of common Windows applications and services is also required. Additionally excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to interact effectively with a diverse and demanding user community.