Linux and GIS Systems Administrator

Boston, MA

Posted: 08/15/2019 Employment Type: Contract Specialty: Technology Job Number: 175034

Do you have an interest in academia? Want to be a part of a close-knit community while expanding your technical skills? A university seeks a Linux and GIS Systems Administrator to join their team on a 6-month contract basis; however, this position has the potential to extend. Moreover, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to join a vital organization and make an immediate impact by improving the team’ s processes. 

  • Install, configure, and administer Linux, Unix, and Windows servers that support the GIS environment including print servers, SAN, Samba, backup agent etc. 
  • Install configure and administer GIS server-based software
  • Establish and manage backup system for all GIS environment services
  • Manage user accounts, including file-storage, e-mail, print-tracking
  • Setup and configure various peripheral devices where necessary
  • Support GIS lab personnel
  • Create and maintain automated processes to streamline repetitive tasks to gain efficiencies where possible
  • Administer Shibboleth server(s) that support campus initiatives 
  • Mount the Virtual Computing Lab environment including training department support personnel
  • Establish and maintain systems/network security scheme
  • Trouble-shoot hardware and software problems 
  • Provide cross functional and general backup support for the Linux/ HPC Administrator for departmental redundancy
  • Maintain detailed current documentation on all systems and processes supported

  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, GIS or related fields
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Windows and/or UNIX system and network administration
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computer cartography, remote sensing, digital image processing, Geographic Information Systems database management systems, and Global Positioning Systems
  • Strong customer service skills and commitment to a support role

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative, work independently, and use creative problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, organized, analytical and collaborative
  • Ability to create and maintain a team spirit and harmonious working relationship 

Job ID: 175034

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