System Administrator

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Provide system administration and technical support for the Department of Computer Science’s network of machines running Linux/ UNIX, Windows, and Mac OSX operating systems. Work closely with other administrators to ensure inter-operability and reliability across platforms. Manage machine configuration, software, services, security, and backups. Provide user support to community of faculty, staff, and graduate students. Make recommendations for software and equipment acquisitions and their deployment. May help cover/manage the help desk.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Minimum of two years working as an administrator of a network of Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X machines required. Required: Proficiency with Linux/UNIX commands. Willingness to learn and administer systems across platforms,Linux, Windows, Mac OS X. Proficiency with a programming/scripting language, e.g., shell scripting, Ruby, perl, python.


PREFERENCES:  Experience with the following technologies: network file system (AFS, NFS),kerberos, puppet, postfix and other mail protocols, AD, backup system, cacti, nagios, VLAN, DNS, DHCP, firewall, Brocade or Cisco switches. Enjoys multitasking, prefers working in a team environment. Customer-service oriented, solves issues promptly. Sets goals and meets deadlines.

Please apply at:, submit resume, cover letter and 3 references.  Closing date is June 15, 2018.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.