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[Discuss] [Position-available] position listing - Network Admin @ Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge

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Hi - Jerry Feldman said this is the e-mail address to send these things to.  My office is hiring a Network Admin / Engineer for the Chandra Operations Control Center here in Cambridge.  Though it is a Network Admin position, there are some Linux Sys Admin skills needed, and we are primarily a CentOS shop.  Below is the ad recently posted on the Craigslist with a good job description and a link to apply at USAJobs, as that is the only place someone can apply for this position.  Let me know if approved for the list or if not appropriate / not complete.

Brandon Vogel

IT Specialist (Network Administrator) (Cambridge)

compensation: $94,520-$122,875 per year
employment type: full-time
This is an opening for a network admin in the operations division of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Science Center to work on the Chandra operations network. The network supports Chandra real-time operations and satellite communication as well as monitors and protects the systems in a 24/7 environment. The successful candidate will provide network administration for a switched network supporting a mix of Windows and Linux computers, including the development and installation of systems and tools to improve network performance and enhance the network environment. Major areas of responsibility are (1) general network administration supporting Cisco switches and routers, firewalls, VPN and wireless; (2) Network system monitoring and alerting; (3) user support; (4) studies to determine and implement future needs, both long and short term; and (5) network security. Knowledge required for the position includes Cisco switching and routing, VPN services, SolarWinds, nginx, scripting languages Perl/Python, and experience working with relational database servers, web and linux application servers.

Duties include:
* Communication with scientists and operations teams for systems requirements.
* Network development and maintenance through all phases of the systems development lifecycle.
* Systems/network documentation for operations and users.
* Problem analysis and evaluation in support of operations.
* Ability to work as part of a team.

We will only accept applications on line for this position. To view the complete vacancy announcement and online application procedures, please visit

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