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[Discuss] [Position-available] Linux Sysadmin position at NEU in Boston


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Greg Rundlett

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:09 PM, David N. Blank-Edelman <dnb at>wrote:

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> Linux Systems Administrator Position (full-time)
> Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science
> Boston, MA
> *** Who Do We Want to Hire?
> We're looking for a well rounded Linux administrator to join our team
> in a full-time position. This person's primary responsibility will be
> to administer and evolve our Linux infrastructure and the services it
> provides using sysadmin/devops best practices. We're currently an
> Ubuntu/Puppet shop. Our Linux infrastructure runs the standard sets
> of services you would expect (DNS, mail, web, LDAP, etc) and is back-
> ended by NetApp and Nimble served storage connected over a largely
> Cisco network. We are currently exploring being able to burst some of
> our workloads up to public cloud providers (AWS, etc). The ideal
> candidate will have experience with all of the above so they can
> immediately start contributing to our group. Similarly, we take on
> new challenges as needed by the College so having a good generalist
> "I can learn anything" mindset is key for long-term success in the
> job. Our group and this position also provides direct support to our
> user population (in person, email, etc.).
> *** What Do You Have to Know/Be?
> Advanced knowledge/experience in Linux infrastructure administration
> (Ubuntu), general system administration knowledge and experience,
> general computer security knowledge, programming skills related to
> system administration automation, excellent communication skills
> (for user support), architectural thinking, and professional
> planning all required.
> Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with Linux systems administration
> in medium to large computing infrastructures, preferably with some
> experience in a research-intensive environment is required.
> Bachelor's degree in technology related major is required.
> *** About Us
> This position is part of the Northeastern University College of
> Computer and Information Science's Systems Group, a team of
> individuals that take great pride in creating and administering the
> state-of-the-art computing and networking infrastructure crucial to
> our College's success. Our College's infrastructure supports a 2300+
> user population including faculty, staff, and students. Our computing
> environment is optimized for the teaching and research needs of the
> College and as a result we run many of our own core services that
> must integrate well with the resources provided and supported by the
> central IS organization. It is common for us to be in the vanguard of
> new technology at Northeastern University.
> *** Why You Would Want To Work Here
> It's an academic environment with all of the significant perks that
> entails (e.g. tuition reimbursement, casual dress and happy work
> environment, working with students, training/conferences, etc.) For a
> list of benefits, see
> We're also really into seeing what we can do to further the field of
> system administration (do research, present papers at conferences,
> write books, serve on the USENIX and LOPSA boards, mentor student
> sysadmins, etc.). We work in a lovely building on Huntington Ave in
> Boston, MA accessible via two different MBTA lines.
> It's a good gig.
> *** Sounds Great, How Do I Apply?
> Candidates Only, please apply at
> If you have questions about the job, please feel free to email
> linuxadm-hire at
> We are not looking for contact from recruiters at this time (that
> address will go away after this candidate is hired, so please don't
> add it to your contact list even if your horoscope says that some day
> you'll find the perfect candidate for us).
> Thanks for taking the time to read this ad and consider working at CCIS.
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