• Systems Administrator

    Requisition # 2018-8837
    Date Posted 3 months ago(5/30/2018 11:07 AM)
    Princeton Neuroscience Inst
    Information Technology
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) and the Seung Lab have an opening for a Systems Administrator to support the faculty, researchers and students. The Systems Administrator will report directly to the PNI IT Manager. This is a 1 year term position.



    Specific responsibilities of the position include: 


    • Install, configure, and repair local workstations and servers.
    • Manage and support cloud infrastructure and services on AWS and GCloud.
    • Assist and support users using Linux/UNIX, Mac, Windows, and VM environments.
    • Write and maintain scripts to automate system administration functions.
    • Install, manage and maintain various web applications and databases.
    • Manage disk storage systems.
    • Diagnose, troubleshoot, install and perform preventative maintenance as requested by faculty, collaborators and graduate students.
    • Educate/train users on computing techniques.
    • Build and install software from source code in support of research.
    • Provide guidance to all system users on computing purchases and installation and configuration of all newly acquired systems.
    • Collaborate with central OIT and PICSciE organizations to assure consistent standards are maintained for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of systems.
    • Actively participate in the campus Linux/UNIX system administrators community to build relationships that will allow for sharing of knowledge and expertise, creation of a consistent and cohesive environment, and the arrangement of mutual out-of-office backup agreements.
    • Attend appropriate on campus system administration related meetings as recommended by supervisor.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • DevOps methodology, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, C/C++, Javascript, Julia.
    • Proficiency in GPU and Xeon Phi High Performance Computing cluster setup and usage.
    • Experience in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and using Linux/UNIX standard systems and software applications.
    • Familiarity with Linux desktop, with Red Hat kickstart, rpms, yum, ldap, email servers, firewalls.

    The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully. 


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    AIT, 030

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Estimated Appointment End Date


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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