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Auto req ID 24314BR
Business Title Sr. Systems Administrator
School/Unit School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Sub-Unit ------------
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Job Function Information Technology
Time Status Full-time
Department SEAS IT
Salary Grade 058
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities Reporting to the Manager of Systems and Infrastructure Engineering, the Sr. Systems Administrator will be responsible for working in a team of technical professionals in the deployment and 24/7 support of applications and server service operations for the School’s academic and administrative computing platforms. Primary responsibilities include: OS & Hardware support of windows and UNIX/Linux based application server infrastructure; software/hardware installation & configuration, troubleshooting, patching, tuning & resource allocation. Additional responsibilities include the administration, configuration and support of a production VMWare vSphere 4 Virtualization Service; IBM Tivoli backup and EMC Data-domain VTL. This position works as part of a team and is expected to make suggestions and take initiative in the strategic IT and systems operational planning and design of infrastructure for the school. Participation in a 24/7 on-call rotation is expected. Other duties may be assigned as required.
Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree required. 7+ years of Unix and Windows Systems Administration experience and advanced knowledge of operating systems. Must possess a strong technical background in Windows/Unix server and application architecture, design and deployment in a cross platform environment (Unix/Windows/MacOS). Experience is required in: Windows/Unix & MacOS based resource integration into AD/NIS including authentication. Advanced working knowledge of standards & protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, LDAP, DHCP, SMTP, RPC, SMTP, Apache and SAN/NAS, monitoring technologies. Advanced hands-on expertise in: Exchange 2010, Windows/Linux admin, file systems, package deployment, PHP, Perl, Python, MySQL, Posgress, cron, syslog, rsync, monitoring, DNS, authentication, clustering, permissions/ACLs, data encryption and custom port configuration. Strong scripting skills a must. Highly desirable complimentary skills: Advanced Windows & HPC Linux systems administration skills. Must be an innovative problem-solver.
Additional Qualifications Master's degree preferred. Commitment to collaborate within a strong team-oriented environment across multiple simultaneous initiatives. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deliver custom scripting/automation of routine administrative tasks through utility script development and application scripting technologies including interoperability and migration support with legacy and external systems. Experience with media technologies, services and streaming a significant plus. Requires occasional lifting (50 lbs). Experience in a higher education environment highly desired. Experience in Microsoft Visio and Microsoft project preferred.
Additional Information
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are – educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice—create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit

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