Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 1083047
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

System Engineer I

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:
The System Engineer I is responsible for support, monitoring services and day-to-day operations of WPI's Linux based systems. The candidate must coordinate with fellow Systems Engineers and ITS staff to implement standards and procedures to ensure repeatable processes that enable highly available systems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform server management duties including installation and configuration of servers, maintenance of user accounts, backup procedures, and system security.
    Responsible for the deployment, configuration and maintenance of virtual machines.
    Responsible for triage and troubleshooting of UNIX mail system.
    Responsible for the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of single sign-on integrations.
    Responsible for logical volume management, quota enforcement, directory expansion and permissions management.
    Responsible for day to day operations of backup and archival operations.
    Provide Linux support for WPI community.
    Provide support, maintenance and performance monitoring of the assigned systems infrastructure.
    Author and maintain documentation and contact lists of assigned systems and the interactions and dependencies between systems.
    Participate in change management processes, work with ITS staff to identify and manage risks, gaps, and competing priorities involving the systems managed.
    Other duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements

  • BS in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in order to provide the necessary understanding and management along with 2-5 years experience in similar or related work.
    A thorough knowledge of Linux RHEL, Ubuntu and CentOS.
    A thorough knowledge of patch management processes.
    Experience with VMware Administration.
    Experience with LDAP, UNIX mail and file system management.
    The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all users.

  • Posting Date: 09/11/2017

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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