System Administrator/Manager of Research Computing


Working with faculty in the Department of Computer Science (CS), maintain and upgrade the department’s computing environment to support the teaching and research goals of the department. Provide technology support for CS faculty and students. Manage CS department teaching and research labs, with 40+ workstations running Mac OSX and UNIX/Linux, HPC systems, and several robots. Deploy lab computer images, install software applications, and maintain hardware. Maintain department servers and virtualized servers. Provide tier 2 Linux support for CS Department and College faculty.


BS/BA (IT-related field preferred), minimum three years experience in systems administration, preferably in an academic setting, in a UNIX/Linux and Mac OSX networked environment. Working knowledge of Linux on a wide array of platforms, along with knowledge of systems administration automation, experience with backups, RAID storage, NFS, ZFS, virtualization, monitoring tools, email, wikis, Apache, HTML, firewalls, and multiuser remote access via SSH and other tools, supporting programming languages, IDEs, drop boxes, version control, and SQL databases. Knowledge of Windows Active Directory preferred. Superior troubleshooting skills and strong interpersonal skills are required.  Must be safety conscious and able to work efficiently and cooperatively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds, must be willing to provide support during non-working hours, and coordinate coverage with ITS during vacations.


Persons interested in applying should send a letter of application, current resume, and names/telephone numbers of 3-5 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:

Human Resources
Req. # 7303
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
Email: [email protected]

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.


Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.


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